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EDF nuclear power plant in France
Energy, Sector Focus
December 19, 2023

Is nuclear really ‘key’ to reaching net zero?

Over budget and behind schedule have been the defining features of nuclear power projects. Yet at COP28, the UK, France, China and the US were...
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Europe, Knowledge Hub
December 19, 2023

Asset managers failing to limit fossil fuel expansion – Reclaim Finance

An assessment from Reclaim Finance shows asset managers are continuing to vote for investee policies that are not aligned with a 1.5C trajectory Asset managers...
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Soyabeans harvested on a farm in Brazil
Policy & Regulation, UK
December 14, 2023

Soya grown on deforested land still being sold in UK supermarkets

As the UK government announces plans for new laws on deforestation due diligence, environmentalists warn these don’t match other jurisdictions’ efforts and won’t prevent deforestation...
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Virgin Atlantic first transatlantic flight with SAF
Data
December 12, 2023

In Charts: Can SAF decarbonise aviation?

The aviation industry is pushing ‘sustainable aviation fuels’, but decarbonising air travel won't come cheap
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Carbon Capture Project in the US
Data, Energy
December 7, 2023

In Charts: Are oil producers derailing COP28 discussions with talk of carbon capture?

The extent to which carbon capture can or should be relied on to reduce emissions is central to COP28 negotiations 
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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 majority of new coal capacity...
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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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