Business takes stock after Paris

The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is an imperfect one, but its framework for decarbonisation is a powerful signal to investors. Paul Hatchwell was in Paris to explore its implications for business

The huge UK renewables market is suffering from policy roll-backs, but sectors such as offshore wind also offer opportunities to export expertise. Photograph: IberdrolaAs a recently traumatised Paris was starting to wind down two weeks ahead of Christmas, delegates from 195 countries at Le Bourget approved an unexpectedly ambitious global climate agreement taking effect from 2020.

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