Talking each other's language

Developing a low-carbon economy will require a degree of communication between the private sector and government that is simply not yet happening, says John Ashton

Enlightened banking

When it comes to moving the financial sector towards sustainability, it's all about a level playing field, and making sure everyone has the tools for the job, believes Martin Hancock. He talks to Mark Nicholls

To the third generation

The Global Reporting Initiative may be nearly 10 years old, and on its third iteration, but the reporting it advocates is no less controversial. Jess McCabe reports from Amsterdam

The fuels of the future?

Production of biofuels is rocketing, underpinned by strong ­regulatory support. Ronnie Lim considers the prospects for the industry, and flags up some companies to watch

An inconvenient state?

California's climate change legislation marks a dramatic step forward in US efforts to tackle greenhouse gas ­emissions. Douglas Smith considers its implications

Let a thousand wind farms bloom

In wind energy, as in everything else, China is set to become a global giant. But the development of wind farms and a domestic turbine manufacturing base are far from plain ­sailing, as Michael Rank reports

Doing something about disclosure

September has become the month of carbon disclosure. At events around the globe – after a launch in New York on the 18th – the findings of the latest Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) were unveiled to the world.

Wider, longer, deeper

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme is not without its critics, particularly regarding its impact on competitiveness. But Paul Dawson argues that the answer is more, not less, ­emissions trading

A trillion and rising

The latest study from Eurosif estimates the European socially responsible investment market is worth more than €1 trillion. Matt Christensen reviews its findings

Why 'good' science doesn't help

Andrew Dlugolecki argues that using cost trends and empirical climate science puts insurers at grave risk of ­underestimating the likely costs of climate change