• Sustainability bond issuance will surge to $220bn in 2019, says BBVA

    02 January 2019

    Global issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds will grow by almost one-third, to $220 billion in 2019, compared with the total for last year, BBVA has predicted.

  • EU Council agrees position on low-carbon benchmarks and disclosure requirements

    21 December 2018

    The Council of the EU has agreed its position on low-carbon benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosure requirements, signalling the start of discussions with the European Parliament to thrash out the final text.

  • COP24 sees historic agreement on Paris rulebook, but work remains

    17 December 2018

    A historic agreement on the rules that will govern the Paris Agreement has been sealed at the Katowice climate change conference (COP 24), but countries failed to agree changes to strengthen emissions trading schemes.

  • EU carbon market weekly update - 05 February 2018

    05 February 2018

    EU Allowance prices are likely to continue to drift off this week, as fundamentals remain bearish, says Louis Redshaw

  • Financial regulators already have powers to oversee climate risk, says ex-Bank of England director

    21 July 2017

    Financial regulators in Europe can oversee the way companies are dealing with climate risk without changing any laws, Paul Fisher, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee said.

  • Counting the cost of low pellet prices

    17 August 2016

    The use of biomass for power generation is increasing rapidly. But low pellet prices could threaten security of supply, warns Cindy Dawes

  • Investors await clarity on UK energy policy

    05 August 2016

    Since the Brexit vote on 23 June, what signals should the finance and investment community be looking for in UK government climate and energy policy, asks Richard Folland

  • UK's fifth carbon budget aims to reduce emissions by 57%

    30 June 2016

    The UK has announced an ambitious target of cutting carbon emissions by 57% from their 1990 level in its fifth carbon budget.

  • Filling the gap - connecting financiers to energy efficiency projects

    25 April 2016

    A new investor network aims to help investors find suitable energy efficiency programmes, and speed up the flow of capital to this widely overlooked asset class, explains Steve Fawkes

  • Capital Markets Union must safeguard against climate risk, says think tank

    27 October 2015

    The European Union's plan to build a single market for capital across all 28 member states – the Capital Markets Union (CMU) – should incorporate safeguards to reduce risks arising from climate change, according to UK think tank, E3G.