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Global insurance industry making slow progress on climate risk

 
4:34pm - 25 May 2018

A new report has highlighted the global insurance industry’s continued failure to recognise the existential threats posed by climate change.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP24, Finance

UK pension funds are ‘worryingly complacent’ on climate change

 
3:05pm - 25 May 2018

A government survey of the top pension funds in the UK has found mixed results on the group’s approach to climate change.

Europe, Finance

Hilton makes new commitment to slash emissions by 61%

 
11:54am - 25 May 2018

Hilton has made a major step towards supporting efforts to tackle climate change and sustainable development.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Unique renewables project is funding social housing in Scotland

 
10:34am - 25 May 2018

A wind farm developed by a housing association has exceeded expectations in its first year of operation.

Europe, Sustainable Energy

Scotland sets a new 90% carbon reduction target

 
4:33pm - 24 May 2018

A draft bill put before the Scottish Parliament has set a goal of reducing carbon emissions to almost zero by 2050.

Europe, Carbon Reduction

New EU rules will make investors report on environmental risk

 
3:19pm - 24 May 2018

The European Commission has released fresh proposals to ensure the financial sector contributes towards combating climate change.

Europe, Finance
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund

The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund

Finance

Climate Action spoke to Kate Murtagh, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Sustainable Investment at the Harvard Management Company about Harvard’s sustainable investment and engagement strategies.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

EDITOR'S PICKS
 

New York to end all coal-fired power by 2020

North America, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Energy

New York State has proposed strict new carbon dioxide standards which will lead to coal plants having to change the way they operate, or close down.

 

Mercedes-Benz car factories to become carbon neutral

Europe, Transport

The need to decarbonise all parts of the economy means leaving no blind spots.

 

First ‘subsidy free’ wind farm to be built in the UK

Europe, Sustainable Energy

Construction on a wind farm in the UK is due to commence in what the developers claim is the first project in the country not to require state subsidies.

 

Major investors call for oil and gas groups to step up climate action

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP24

Sixty investors have urged the oil and gas sector to do more on climate change and “take responsibility” for its carbon emissions.

 

African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

Africa, Carbon Reduction

At a meeting in Nigeria this week, nine African cities pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero within the next three decades.

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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