James King

Carbon Markets, China
February 20, 2024

China gears up to lead VCM reform

Beijing is taking steps to bring its voluntary carbon market in line with Paris Agreement commitments
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Australia, Policy & Regulation
January 30, 2024

Australia’s climate disclosure law shows ‘high ambition’ for sustainable finance

Traditionally considered a climate laggard, Australia should soon be brought closer to leaders in the field, such as the EU, by proposed government legislation
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Solar panels and wind turbines
Finance, Policy & Regulation
December 3, 2023

MDBs set new course for debt-for-climate swaps

Several of the world’s largest multilateral development banks are expected to launch a debt-for-nature and debt-for-climate swap task force at COP28 following new types of...
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LNG tanker approaching Tokyo port
Australia, Policy & Regulation
November 6, 2023

Australia-Japan talks over LNG export tensions leave experts unconvinced

Recent policy changes in Australia have alarmed the Japanese government, which relies on its southern partner for energy supplies and has warned about ‘sovereign risk’
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Australia
September 14, 2023

Tougher action against greenwashing expected from Australian competition commission

With claims of alleged greenwashing on the rise, the competition watchdog has published draft guidance for companies, warning them to provide evidence to back up...
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Lithiun mining in Australia
Australia, US
June 15, 2023

Australian firms eye huge US backing following critical materials deal

The critical minerals agreement signed between the US and Australia paves the way for Washington’s clean technology standards to play a bigger role across the...
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Policy & Regulation, South Korea
April 27, 2023

South Korean regulator unveils ESG fund disclosure task force

A new task force is being created to develop ESG fund disclosure standards and prevent greenwashing in South Korea’s securities market. South Korea’s integrated financial regulator, the Financial Supervisory Service,...
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COP27 Sharm El-Sheikh
Egypt, Policy & Regulation
April 19, 2023

Egypt’s financial regulator to launch VCM supervisory body

A voluntary carbon market committee is to be created as Egypt aims to establish itself as the go-to destination for carbon credit trading in Africa. Egypt’s Financial Regulation Authority is...
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Solar energy plant Thailand
Policy & Regulation
April 18, 2023

Asean taxonomy introduces technical screening criteria for energy sector

The Asean region is expected to be the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2030. But balancing the bloc’s economic success with its sustainable development obligations, including the need to cut greenhouse...
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Policy & Regulation, UAE
April 5, 2023

UAE publishes climate risk draft guidelines

UAE working group takes broad approach in proposed sustainable finance guidelines ahead of country's hosting of COP28. The United Arab Emirates’ Sustainable Finance Working Group — a body of federal...
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consultation
Papua New Guinea, Policy & Regulation
March 29, 2023

PNG stock exchange consults on ESG code

The public consultation aims to deliver lasting change across Papua New Guinea’s wider economy by setting new corporate governance standards, including a recommendation on tackling gender-based violence. Papua New Guinea’s...
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