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January 23, 2024

Academic suggests replacing ESG with ‘rational sustainability’

With both the term and the practice of ESG under fire, a new paper proposes a reframing that could appeal across the political spectrum
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January 23, 2024

Too few US public pensions taking adequate climate action, say campaigners

Sierra Club, Stand.earth and Stop the Money Pipeline have analysed the voting records of 24 US public pension funds and have found the majority are...
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January 22, 2024

Low boardroom understanding and capacity constraints blocking TNFD adoption, says non-profit

The adoption of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures framework by 320 companies and financial institutions at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting was heralded...
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January 18, 2024

‘Zero carbon’ biomass power plants are ‘accounting trick’, says think-tank

An Institute of Economic Affairs report says the UK government’s decision to convert coal-fired power plants to biomass is flawed as it ignores emissions from...
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January 16, 2024

‘New’ climate denial posts growing on social media, non-profit says 

Narratives casting doubt on climate solutions, the climate movement and climate science have grown over the past six years, research from the Center for Countering...
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January 16, 2024

WEF: climate disasters will cause millions of extra deaths by 2050

Flooding will be the leading cause of climate-related deaths by 2050 followed by droughts, according to a report by the World Economic Forum 
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January 16, 2024

Companies using renewable energy certificates could risk greenwashing, says non-profit

Long-term power purchase agreements and ‘hourly matching’, not renewable energy certificates, should be the focus of companies’ efforts
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January 15, 2024

PwC: most CEOs have not incorporated climate risk into financial planning

Less than half of CEOs worldwide have made progress on incorporating climate risk into their financial planning – and over a third have no intention of doing so, a global...
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January 12, 2024

Investors are ‘flying blind’ to the risk of climate litigation, academics warn

Researchers at the University of Oxford find that investors’ current climate risk assessments fail to account for a growing number of climate lawsuits
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January 11, 2024

Close ‘policy gap’ or miss COP28 renewables target, IEA warns governments

Under existing policies and market conditions, global renewable capacity would increase 2.5 times by 2030 compared with today – falling short of the COP28 target to triple renewables
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January 10, 2024

IPCC should consider ‘post-growth’ net zero pathway, researchers say

A pathway to net zero that does not assume continued GDP growth should be considered by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, say US-led academics A group of researchers,...
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