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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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EU, Indonesia, Policy & Regulation
February 8, 2024

EU Deforestation Regulation dubbed a ‘double-edged sword’ for global palm oil markets

Indonesia and Malaysia have called the EUDR ‘discriminatory and punitive’, and threatened to file a WTO complaint against the EU
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Japan, Policy & Regulation
January 31, 2024

Why Japan’s ‘shaming’ reforms could spark investor activism and hostile takeovers

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has updated its governance rules, and hopes its monthly listing of compliant companies will persuade others to follow
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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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Indonesia, Mexico, Policy & Regulation
January 8, 2024

The rise, costs and complexities of coral reef insurance

Coral reef insurance has been hailed as an important new protection mechanism for coastal resilience, but setting up such schemes remains complex
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Policy & Regulation, UAE
December 20, 2023

COP28 review: gender progress in climate action continues to be slow

From climate finance to national delegations, female voices are underrepresented in climate negotiations and conventions, further jeopardising a just transition
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Brazil, Opinion
December 18, 2023

Brazil can break the carbon market deadlock

Brazil is well positioned to move forward negotiations around international carbon market regulations in the face of disagreements between the EU and the US at COP28 COP28 ended in Dubai...
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Brazil, EU, Germany, Policy & Regulation, UK, US
December 15, 2023

In Brief: EU due diligence deal agreed; US regulator faces youth climate lawsuit

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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Agriculture, Australia, Canada, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, Singapore, Transport, UK, US
December 8, 2023

In Brief: Singapore launches taxonomy with transition category; Canada releases oil emissions cap regulation

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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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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Indonesia, Malaysia, Policy & Regulation, Singapore, Vietnam
November 2, 2023

Asean countries ambivalent about EU CBAM

The European bloc’s largest trading partners in south-east Asia are concerned the carbon border adjustment mechanism could dent both their exports and overall GDP, but some see merit in the...
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