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Coal mining
Knowledge Hub
December 5, 2023

Fossil fuel phase-out pledges lag behind net zero commitments, report warns

Only 0.8 per cent of global oil production is covered by a phase-out target, research from Net Zero Tracker shows
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Oil exploration platform rig
Policy & Regulation
December 1, 2023

Petrostates set to lose over half their oil revenues from energy transition

Petrostates whose revenue is dependent on oil and gas must diversify their economies, Carbon Tracker warns, as leaders at COP28 are being urged by certain...
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African Penguin, biodiversity
Financials, Policy & Regulation
November 30, 2023

How banks can bridge the $700bn annual biodiversity finance gap

Nature and climate change should be tackled together, says the UNEP Finance Initiative in guidance for banks published ahead of COP28
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Coal-fired power plant in Germany
Data
November 30, 2023

In Charts: UK, Canada and Germany call for coal phase-out despite own addictions

The UK, Canada and Germany are leading a push against coal as COP28 kicks off, despite failing to phase out the fuel themselves. The vast...
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Environmental label CO2 neutral
Knowledge Hub
November 28, 2023

Consumers ready to pay more to avoid greenwashing confusion

Half of consumers want to buy green products, but they are confused about which claims are genuine and which are greenwashing, show the results of...
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Uniqlo fashion store in Japan
Knowledge Hub
November 27, 2023

Fast-fashion brands ‘misleading’ consumers with ‘carbon neutral’ biomass boiler claims

Major high street fashion retailers, including Gap, H&M, Nike and Puma, are ‘fanning the flames of a global boiling era’ through their use of biomass...
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Illegal deforestation
Knowledge Hub
November 27, 2023

Financial institutions have ‘blind spot on deforestation’, says Global Canopy

A new report says financial institutions are failing to incorporate deforestation into their net zero commitments
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Emissions from chimneys at a factory in France
Knowledge Hub
November 26, 2023

EU Emissions Trading System grants ‘free passes’ to biggest polluters

Europe’s largest polluting companies form an ‘emissions aristocracy’ and are given ‘free passes’ to pollute, says non-profit Carbon Market Watch
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Bamboo dishes and cutlery
EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer, US
November 21, 2023

Research casts doubt on the biodegradability claims of bioplastics

A new study suggests that final products should be tested under real-world conditions
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Heatwave Hits in Paris in July 2023
Policy & Regulation
November 20, 2023

Net zero pledges will mean 2.5C-2.9C of warming, UN warns

Even in the most optimistic scenario, the world’s chances of meeting the 1.5C target are only 14 per cent, the UN Environment Programme has calculated
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Wildfires in Canada July 2023
Capital Flows
November 20, 2023

Catastrophe bond market grows as extreme weather events increase

As storms, floods and fires linked to climate change become more frequent, catastrophe bonds are increasingly being used as an alternative to insurance, with potential advantages for investors and infrastructure
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