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EU, Policy & Regulation, US
March 15, 2023

Only 40% of companies report Scope 3 emissions, CDP says

Companies are struggling to report emissions linked to their supply chains, says the non-profit organisation. Just 41 per cent of companies that disclose to CDP...
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EU, Policy & Regulation
March 15, 2023

EU electricity market reform strengthens support for renewables

European Commission plans for tackling the energy crisis and boosting renewables have been broadly welcomed for providing better certainty for the sector. Proposals made yesterday...
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Soyabean harvesting in Argentina
EU, Policy & Regulation
March 13, 2023

EU urged not to greenwash agriculture

A group of 25 environmental NGOs have written to the European Commission urging it not to label intensive agriculture and industrial livestock production as sustainable...
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Energy, EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
March 9, 2023

What could the EU’s CBAM mean for emerging markets?

The EU mechanism to reduce carbon emissions related to imports could cause issues for developing countries, experts warn. The carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), which...
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EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation, UK
March 8, 2023

Female participation in UK finance more than 30% down since 1997

New report highlights women's persistent challenges in reaching senior positions and mirrors the findings of similar research across Europe. Analysis from the London Stock Exchange...
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Countries' flags flying outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg
EU
March 2, 2023

EU reaches agreement over green bond standard

The proposed European green bond regulation will set out the requirements for issuers of green bonds that are aligned with the EU taxonomy. Any attempt...
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Oil refinery gas flare
Energy, EU
March 1, 2023

EU methane regulation omits fossil fuel imports

A new report finds that EU regulation aimed at reducing methane emissions fails to factor in those associated with fossil fuels imported into the bloc. The EU’s proposed methane regulation...
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EU, Industrials
February 22, 2023

EU approves subsidies for ArcelorMittal’s ‘two-speed decarbonisation’

The decision to help the steelmaker to build green hydrogen-powered plants in Europe while it maintains coal-reliant production elsewhere has drawn criticism. The European Commission is permitting the Spanish and...
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EU
February 22, 2023

Including best-in-class planes in EU taxonomy is ‘pure greenwashing’

Non-profit T&E says aircraft manufacturers need to focus their efforts and investments on building zero-emissions planes ‘that are truly green’. The inclusion of “best-in-class” airlines in the EU taxonomy, aimed...
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Energy, EU
February 21, 2023

EU Green Deal Industrial Plan: ‘We were expecting more’

Brussels’ proposals for green industrialisation lack detail and direction, say European businesses – especially compared to the hefty incentives offered by the US government and the country's net zero market...
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EU
February 1, 2023

Materiality assessment in ESG reporting standards needs further guidance, say EU regulators

EU financial regulators and the ECB have submitted their opinions on the first set of sustainability reporting standards, which are due to be adopted in June. The European supervisory authorities...
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