• COP28 deal to transition away from fossil fuels 'keeps 1.5°C alive' - but loopholes remain

    13 December 2023

    Countries have agreed to transition away from fossil fuels in an historic first for a UN climate conference, with claims it "keeps 1.5°C alive" - but observers warned of several "loopholes" that could undermine its implementation.

  • COP27 agrees loss and damages fund, and need to 'transform' financial system

    21 November 2022

    The COP27 talks have ended with a ground-breaking agreement to set up 'loss and damages' fund, but failed to make the strong progress in tackling emissions that many had hoped for.

  • Q&A on UNFCCC REDD+ Forestry Carbon Credits

    05 November 2021

    Following a webinar called 'UNFCCC REDD+ Forestry Carbon Credits: A Corporate Buyers Guide, the Coalition for Rainforest Nations answer some additional questions from listeners

  • New Zealand first to make climate disclosures compulsory for financial firms

    15 September 2020

    New Zealand has become the first country to make it mandatory for financial firms to report on climate risks, described as a "visionary" step by one of the architects of the Paris Agreement.

  • Green Sukuk - bonding Shari'ah and the environment

    20 April 2017

    Green Sukuk could potentially satisfy demand from a broad spectrum of investors, but there are challenges to be overcome, say Tallat Hussain, Debashis Dey and Mindy Hauman

  • UN climate chief calls on finance sector to show sustainability leadership

    23 February 2017

    The finance industry should adopt a leading role in promoting sustainable development, according to the head of the UN's office on climate change.

  • INDCs can limit global warming to 2.7°C, says UN's Figueres

    30 October 2015

    Investors have welcomed research suggesting that the national pledges made ahead of the Paris climate summit have the potential to limit global warming to 2.7°C.

  • FTSE launches first fossil fuel-free index, BlackRock investment product to follow

    29 April 2014

    Index provider FTSE has developed the first index family that excludes fossil fuel-based companies, as 'stranded assets' fears gain momentum among investors.

  • De Boer to head green growth body

    03 March 2014

    Former UN climate chief Yvo de Boer is to take the helm of the Global Green Growth Institute, an international organisation set up by the Korean government in 2010.