Philippa Nuttall

Policy & Regulation
December 6, 2022

COP15: Investors' views and geopolitics ahead of UN biodiversity conference

With Canada hosting the delayed meeting on tackling the destruction of nature, investors appear to be gradually engaging with the subject. But will questions over...
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Policy & Regulation
December 6, 2022

EU's deforestation law considers due diligence obligations for banks

After months of negotiations, EU institutions have agreed a position on rules to reduce deforestation and will decide in two years whether new measures are...
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Policy & Regulation
December 5, 2022

Can the WTO make trade and climate action mutually compatible?

A meeting between American and European negotiators to discuss concerns about the US Inflation Reduction Act is the latest sign of stress between measures to...
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Policy & Regulation
November 29, 2022

EU to fall short on ambition to reduce packaging waste, warn NGOs

Following lobbying from the industry, European regulation on packaging waste may reduce reuse targets in favour of recycling, to the dismay of zero waste organisations....
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Policy & Regulation
November 29, 2022

EU plans to make carbon removal technology data more transparent

The EU is proposing a framework to certify and monitor carbon removal as a tool in the fight to hit net zero. But environmental groups...
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Policy & Regulation
November 28, 2022

EU under pressure to quit Energy Charter Treaty

The post-Cold War international trade treaty is increasingly seen as incompatible with the Paris Agreement and national climate legislation. The European Parliament voted on Thursday...
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Policy & Regulation
November 28, 2022

Malaysian bank pioneers coal exit in Asean

While others in the region have made noises about phasing out coal, one bank has put its money where its mouth is despite the difficulties. As negotiators at COP27 failed...
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Policy & Regulation
November 23, 2022

Activists push the EU to implement ‘one for one’ rule 

Following similar requests for the Bank of England, environmental activists from around the world call on the European Parliament to introduce capital requirements that force banks and insurers to match...
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Policy & Regulation
November 21, 2022

COP27: What will change for business and finance?

The loss and damage fund may appear as one of the few positive outcomes from the climate summit, but companies and investors should examine the less headline-grabbing agreements that will...
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Policy & Regulation
November 21, 2022

Brazilian companies pledge to restore Amazon rainforest with carbon credit initiative

The group insists the move is of great conservationary benefit, but historically banks have not held the agribusinesses they finance to proper account. Some argue a legislative response rather than...
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Capital Flows
November 17, 2022

G20 sees further financing innovation to aid transition away from coal

Following the agreement on a "just energy transition partnership" for South Africa at COP26, at the G20 in Bali this week the US and Japan spearheaded a similar solution for...
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