Businesses will defy Trump in low-carbon transition, say climate experts
A backward-looking Donald Trump administration will fail to deter corporations seeking to shift to low-carbon, sustainable business models, a panel of US climate and green policy experts has concluded.
Republicans to challenge Trump over climate change
As US President Donald Trump prepares to rollback emissions standards for vehicles and slash the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 17 Republican members of the House of Representatives have called for an economic policy that combats climate change.
EPA head Scott Pruitt denies that carbon dioxide causes global warming
Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, has dismissed a basic scientific understanding of climate change by denying that carbon dioxide emissions are a primary cause of global warming.
Auto industry calls on Trump to review fuel efficiency standards
The chief executives from 18 major car manufacturers have called on President Donald Trump to review fuel efficiency standards and regulations that were set in place by the Obama administration more than a year ahead of schedule.
In shocking times, corporate sustainability needs to pivot
Fresh from chairing edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum last week, sustainable business advisor David Bent shares his three key insights from the event, which brought together ambitious professionals to discuss transformational change.
EXCLUSIVE: US withdrawal from Paris Agreement 'could happen any day', says Trump aide
EXCLUSIVE: The US will initiate all of Donald Trump's major climate change policy changes - including highly controversial moves to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - in the next few months, a key aide of the President has told edie.
Green movement 'greatest threat to freedom', says Trump adviser
The environmental movement is "the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world", according to an adviser to the US president Donald Trump's administration.
US climate action under siege ahead of Trump meeting with May
As Theresa May prepares to become the first world leader to meet officially with Donald Trump on Thursday (27 January), a flurry of reports have suggested that the US president is set to diminish the country's climate change commitments.
Yes we did: A complete timeline of Barack Obama's climate legacy
As Barack Obama waves goodbye to eight years in the White House, edie takes a stroll down memory lane to round-up all of the landmark pledges and announcements made by the outgoing US President who strove to leave a safer environment for future generations.
Obama injects $500m into Green Climate Fund
Just three days before he leaves office, outgoing president Barack Obama has moved to protect the momentum of the Paris Agreement through a new $500m instalment into the Green Climate Fund.
Dear Mr Trump: We need a low-carbon USA, say 600 firms
More than 630 of America's largest companies and investors have renewed calls for President-elect Donald Trump to re-consider his climate change denial stance and support the nation's low-carbon policies.
16 from 2016: the crucial sustainability stories of the year
With the year drawing gradually to a close, edie examines the major highlights that defined the global environmental and sustainability agenda in the past 12 months.
Petition calls for Barack Obama to fulfil Green Climate Fund pledge
More than 100 climate and development organisations, along with 70,000 people, have called on Barack Obama to help secure the future of the Paris agreement by transferring the remaining $2.5bn committed by the US.
28 days later: What we know so far about the climate impact of Trump
In the first 28 days since Donald Trump's presidential triumph in the US elections, edie investigates the initial impact of the climate change denier's victory on the global green economy.
Climate action in a post-Trump world: game over or business as usual?
As part of edie's Sustainability Leadership Month of editorial content, Grosvenor's group sustainability director Kate Brown has penned this exclusive opinion piece, explaining the need for businesses to develop clear action plans and drive forward with sustainability leadership, regardless of the turbulent political backdrop.
Will Trump join forces with US cities to combat climate change?
As Donald Trump's climate-denying rhetoric appeared to soften this week, the Mayors of 35 US cities have vowed to accelerate efforts towards a low-carbon transition - with or without the President-elect.
US submits long-term climate strategy to United Nations
The US has presented a long-term strategy for ambitious emissions reductions in the face of domestic political uncertainty, after Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a rousing speech to delegates in Marrakesh to assert that US climate commitments will not be reversed.
Business giants call on US to support the Paris Agreement
Despite president-elect Donald Trump's plans to pull out of the Paris Agreement, more than 360 US-based businesses and investors, including Ikea, Unilever, Mars and Nike, have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the historic deal and the need to accelerate the low-carbon transition.
COP22 update: Delegates drive on with climate action amidst Trump trepidations
As reports about US President-Elect Donald Trump's determination to walk away from the Paris Agreement emerge, delegates at COP22 in Marrakesh have forged ahead with ambitious new climate frameworks and bold pledges aimed at accelerating the global low-carbon transition.
COP22: Major firms lead low-carbon energy drive
The first week of COP22 in Marrakech rounded-off on energy day, with a range of companies demonstrating their commitment to a low-carbon future with pledges to source 100% renewable energy.
COP22: Water and climate justice share the spotlight with Trump
Wednesday was water day at COP22 in Marrakesh, and while the mood in Morocco was one of "sink or swim" in regards to an unprecedented US election, business took to the stage to call on governments to introduce a "speedy implementation" of the Paris Agreement.
Does Donald Trump's Presidential triumph spell the end of America's climate progress?
Donald Trump has pulled off one of the biggest electoral shocks in US history, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US President. edie explores what this could mean for the country's future international leadership on climate action.
Coal would last 'a thousand years' in Trump's US
With polling day just one month away, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered two very different glimpses into the future of US energy policy.
Next President unlikely to meet US emissions targets set in Paris
As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton placed climate change in the spotlight during Monday night's (26 September) presidential debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump, new research has suggested that the US looks set to miss its 2025 emissions reduction pledge.
President Obama 'not done yet' with climate change commitment
Despite entering his last term, President Obama has revealed that there is "still much more to do" in his effort to combat climate change, as new plans to release a second round of fuel efficiency standards and reach 50% clean energy targets across the US were announced.
Vattenfall delivers £300m investment for Scotland's largest offshore wind farm
Plans to build Scotland's largest offshore wind farm near US presidential hopeful Donald Trump's Menie Estate golf resort in Aberdeenshire received a major boost this week after Swedish energy company Vattenfall pledged £300m towards the project.
Trump and Clinton: the stage is set for America's climate aspirations
As the UK's commitment to battling climate change takes a departmental twist, the two US presidential candidates are leading campaigns that sit on very different ends of the climate policy scale.
Trump vows to 'cancel' the Paris Agreement and 'save' the coal industry
Just hours after clinching the necessary number of delegates to become the Republican nominee, Donald Trump unveiled new energy plans that would see the US overhaul "draconian climate rules" in order to stimulate job growth in the oil and gas sector.
Trump won't be able to derail Paris climate deal, says senior US official
The US would still meet its obligations under the Paris accord on climate change if Donald Trump were elected president, a senior US administration official has told the Guardian.
Could Donald Trump 'dramatically threaten' the Paris climate deal?
Former COP21 president Laurent Fabius has warned that having a "climate change denier" as US president could "dramatically" threaten global action on climate change agreed upon as part of the historic Paris accord.
Donald Trump hit with aviation emissions fine for UK flights
US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has been fined for the carbon pollution caused by part of his aircraft real estate, joining the Bahrain royal family and Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox America in breaching EU emissions trading schemes.
Donald Trump loses legal case to block Scottish windfarm
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has had plans to stop the construction of a wind farm near his golf resort in Aberdeen rejected by Britain's Supreme Court judges, an outcome that the Trump Organisation has branded as "small-minded and parochial".
US begins construction of landmark offshore wind farm on Atlantic coast
The US has put steel in the water for what will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.
Hillary Clinton pledges to build half a billion solar panels in first term as US President
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has promised to build more than 500 million solar panels by the end of her first term has US President.
Donald Trump loses legal battle against offshore wind project
The Scottish Government has defeated Donald Trump in a legal battle that has involved the tycoon challenge plans for a new offshore wind farm in Aberdeenshire.
Donald Trump's wind farm hearing begins
American tycoon Donald Trump's legal challenge against a wind farm project in Aberdeen Bay is set to begin today at the Court of Session.
Donald Trump wind farm hearing set for November
American tycoon Donald Trump's legal hearing against the development of an offshore wind turbine test facility off Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has been set for November 12.
Donald Trump turns to legal action as wind farm work marches on
American tycoon Donald Trump has launched a legal case against plans to build an offshore wind turbine test facility off Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Donald Trump 'bluster' ignored as work starts on controversial wind farm
Investigation work will start today at the site of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Aberdeenshire, which is staunchly opposed by American tycoon Donald Trump.
Scottish offshore wind investment climbs to £165m
Scotland's offshore wind developers have invested almost £165m in the Scottish economy to date, according to figures published by industry body Scottish Renewables.
Trump's 'sick' windfarm advert reported to watchdog
Scottish Greens have lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after Donald Trump placed adverts in two newspapers linking windfarms with the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
Apprentice hosts Trump and Lord Sugar in dispute over wind farms
Lord Sugar has been engaged in a bitter spat with Donald Trump after the American billionaire derided the UK Government for its expansion of wind farms in Scotland.
Trump seeks alliance with MOD on war over wind turbines
Donald Trump has reached out for an alliance with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in an attempt to quash plans for the construction of an offshore wind farm close to his golf course.
UPDATED: Turbine extensions put the wind up Trump
The companies behind a controversial wind farm planned off the Aberdeenshire coast have submitted proposals to increase the size of the turbines.