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Deforestation in Amazon rainforest
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February 20, 2024

Amazon rainforest on the brink of reaching ‘tipping point’, academics warn

A reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions and an end to deforestation locally are necessary to protect the Amazon rainforest from ecological collapse
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Solar panel farm in France
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February 19, 2024

Short-term costs and usability issues loom over EU’s green bond standard

A voluntary label to encourage growth in Europe’s green bond market is welcome, but it could increase costs for issuers, argues the Institute for Energy...
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February 13, 2024

Companies slammed for not checking trade associations’ climate policies

Major chemical and consumer companies, including Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble, are members of trade associations that are ‘misaligned’ with net zero, says Planet Tracker
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Pensioners walking Eastbourne Pier UK
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February 12, 2024

Sustainability is a ‘financial factor’ for UK pension schemes

Climate change can pose financial risks to the investments held by UK pension schemes
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February 12, 2024

Banque Postale, Danske Bank among institutions awarded for net zero-aligned policies

Active engagement in annual meetings and support for environmental shareholder resolutions are singled out as common attributes across financial institutions with ambitious climate plans
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Close-up of solar panels
Knowledge Hub
February 8, 2024

Blended finance needed to fund smaller projects in developing economies, says IEEFA

Developing countries are deprived of much-needed environmental financing owing to perceived financial risks
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February 5, 2024

‘Debt distress’ contributing to Africa’s transition finance gap, academics warn

International markets will need to increase grants and other concessional sources of funding if Africa is to meet its climate goals, says a briefing by Cambridge University researchers
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Factory emissions pollution
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February 1, 2024

EU countries’ climate plans not on target for 2030, watchdog says

Proposals from five EU member states are not ambitious enough to deliver 2030 emissions reduction targets, analysis by the European Climate Neutrality Observatory shows
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Electric grid pylon workers
Knowledge Hub
February 1, 2024

UK needs ‘national war effort’ approach to green skills, consultancy says

Over 4mn UK workers will need retraining to have the right skills for the net zero transition, with 80% in need of training before 2030, according to a report by...
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January 31, 2024

AI, deforestation and regulatory fragmentation among top investor risks in 2024, says ISS

ISS ESG has highlighted 10 trends it believes will affect investor returns and engagement in 2024
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Lorries - Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions
Knowledge Hub
January 31, 2024

‘Parsimonious and empirically driven approach’ to Scope 3 emissions can lower reporting burden

A lack of consensus on which categories should be regarded as material is making it harder for companies to report Scope 3 emissions, says the London Stock Exchange Group
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