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  1. European banks launch green mortgage pilot scheme
    European banks launch green mortgage pilot scheme 14 Jun 2018

    A group of 37 major European banks are joining forces to launch a new energy efficiency scheme.

    Europe,Finance,Smart Cities
  2. G7 countries still heavily subsidising the fossil fuel industry
    G7 countries still heavily subsidising the fossil fuel industry 4 Jun 2018

    A new report has highlighted how member states of the G7 are failing to cut subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

    Worldwide,Finance
  3. Royal Bank of Scotland to stop financing new coal power and oil sands projects
    Royal Bank of Scotland to stop financing new coal power and oil sands projects 30 May 2018

    The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced new policies to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Europe,Finance
  4. Global insurance industry making slow progress on climate risk
    Global insurance industry making slow progress on climate risk 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,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  5. UK pension funds are ‘worryingly complacent’ on climate change
    UK pension funds are ‘worryingly complacent’ on climate change 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
  6. New EU rules will make investors report on environmental risk
    New EU rules will make investors report on environmental risk 24 May 2018

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

    Europe,Finance
  7. Global carbon market increases by 56% in one year, says World Bank
    Global carbon market increases by 56% in one year, says World Bank 22 May 2018

    The global value of carbon pricing schemes are now estimated to be worth $82 billion, according to a new report from the World Bank.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  8. EU bank to invest €300 million in Chinese climate projects
    EU bank to invest €300 million in Chinese climate projects 16 May 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a new agreement to support carbon reduction efforts in China.

    Asia,Europe,Finance
  9. Lloyds Bank pumps £2bn into sustainable finance schemes
    Lloyds Bank pumps £2bn into sustainable finance schemes 14 May 2018

    Lloyds Bank is making an extra £2 billion available to help UK businesses implement sustainability initiatives.

    Europe,Finance
  10. Church of Ireland approves motion to divest from fossil fuels
    Church of Ireland approves motion to divest from fossil fuels 14 May 2018

    The Anglican Church in Ireland has voted to put an end to its major investments in fossil fuel companies.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction

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