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  • Net zero and COP27: are we doing enough?

    16 November 2022

    National plans to get to net zero require greater clarity to ensure energy security and a responsible transition to net zero, writes Tom Williams

  • New insured emissions protocols are a fig leaf for continued fossil fuel expansion

    16 November 2022

    The emissions protocols will allow insurance companies to do business as usual in underwriting the fossil fuel expansion, argues Peter Bosshard

  • GFANZ Asia group to launch coal 'phase out' guidance

    14 November 2022
  • COP27: 'No better impact investment than coal power phase-out'

    11 November 2022

    COP27 saw discussion about the climate impact potential of managed coal power phase-out schemes, but can these innovative deals be pulled off? Ahren Lester reports

  • NZIA's underwriting emissions protocols open door to greenwashing

    10 November 2022

    The Net-Zero Insurance Alliance's (NZIA) protocols for decarbonising underwriting portfolios must include Scope 3 emissions targets, otherwise it could "open the door to greenwashing", said leading climate campaigner Peter Bosshard.

  • COP27: UK's guidance on gold standard transition plans 'to have global significance'

    08 November 2022

    Proposed guidance for producing 'gold standard' transition plans has been described by EY as "an extremely important step in the right direction towards driving the UK towards a net zero future".

  • RLAM launches global equity transition fund

    08 November 2022
  • Investors urged to vote against Sembcorp coal plant deal

    07 November 2022

    The financial engineering behind Sembcorp's proposed sale of two coal-fired plants means the transaction is a "quick and dirty solution" to decarbonisation, and highlights the weaknesses of some sustainability-linked bond (SLB) structures, a think-tank has argued.

  • Canada ranked bottom in G7 climate-readiness league table

    07 November 2022

    Canada ranks bottom in Aviva's newly-launched 'Climate-Ready Index' - a framework to measure how G7 nations and Ireland are progressing on climate mitigation, resilience and adaptation.

  • NZIA launches methodology for insurers to hit net-zero goals

    03 November 2022

    The Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) has launched a public consultation on how its member firms will reach their goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG)...