UK government urges finance firms to make net-zero pledge

UK government urges private finance firms to make net zero pledge Finance is a central theme in the race to net zero The UK government is calling on privately owned financial institutions to commit to a net-zero carbon future. Speaking at the Green Horizon Summit in London last week, UK business secretary Alok Sharma said […]

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China and Russia join push on climate change action

China and Russia join push on climate change action International momentum is building around the race to net zero The impact of climate change seems to be resonating with the leaders of Russia and China who have committed to significant targets. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree ordering Russia to work towards the goals […]

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China announces aim to be carbon neutral by 2060

China announces aim to be carbon neutral by 2060 China has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 in an ambitious statement by a country that currently burns half the world’s coal. In perhaps the most significant positive climate development since the 2015 Paris Agreement, President Xi Jinping announced at the UN’s General Assembly that […]

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Industrial companies largely ignoring climate risks

Industrial companies largely ignoring climate risks The world’s largest industrial companies have been warned they have been “too slow” in curbing their carbon emissions. The warning comes as a major report reveals less than a fifth of these high-emitting corporations are on track to meet the critical 2°C global warming target set by the Paris […]

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Investors US climate

Investors turn up the heat on US climate laggards 200 of the world’s leading investors have written to major US corporations urging them to align their climate lobbying with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The joint letters, sent on behalf of the Investor Expectations on Corporate Climate Lobbying group, which includes BNP Paribas Asset […]

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