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  1. 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
  2. “We need to reimagine banking”, says BBVA on climate change
    “We need to reimagine banking”, says BBVA on climate change 9 May 2018

    One of Spain’s largest banks has called on financial institutions to do more to tackle climate change.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,COP24
  3. Allianz to stop insuring coal industry amid climate concerns
    Allianz to stop insuring coal industry amid climate concerns 4 May 2018

    Insurance giant Allianz has announced it will no longer support the coal industry in a move designed to strengthen the transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  4. EU plans to massively increase spending on climate change
    EU plans to massively increase spending on climate change 3 May 2018

    The European Commission has put forward its future budgetary plans, which include spending a quarter of its entire finances on tackling climate change.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  5. Barclays unveils new ‘green trade loans’ for businesses
    Barclays unveils new ‘green trade loans’ for businesses 2 May 2018

    Barclays’ annual general meeting in London may have been disrupted by climate change protesters this week, but the bank has made steady progress on sustainability.

    Europe,Finance
  6. A carbon price in Canada could help cut emissions by 90 million tonnes by 2022
    A carbon price in Canada could help cut emissions by 90 million tonnes by 2022 1 May 2018

    New analysis from the Canadian Government has claimed that setting a nationwide carbon price could help cut emissions while maintaining a strong economy.

    North America,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  7. China is the most attractive country to build new renewable energy projects
    China is the most attractive country to build new renewable energy projects 1 May 2018

    China has come out on top in latest rankings highlighting the best places to invest in renewable energy

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  8. European Investment Bank launches new bond to support sustainable development
    European Investment Bank launches new bond to support sustainable development 30 Apr 2018

    The EU’s official bank has unveiled a new loan product to help finance sustainable development.

    Europe,Finance
  9. Banking giant Wells Fargo will commit $200 billion in sustainable financing by 2030
    Banking giant Wells Fargo will commit $200 billion in sustainable financing by 2030 23 Apr 2018

    Wells Fargo will accelerate its commitments to tackling climate change with new plans to support low-carbon and conservation businesses.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  10. Michael Bloomberg will write the UN a $4.5 million check to meet climate commitments
    Michael Bloomberg will write the UN a $4.5 million check to meet climate commitments 23 Apr 2018

    Michael Bloomberg will meet a $4.5 million shortfall in funding to the UN caused by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

    North America,Finance,Policy

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