US carbon markets evolve for the future
Regional carbon trading in North America has survived numerous challenges and setbacks but looks well-positioned for further growth, says Katie Kouchakji.
Global Climate Action Summit - three key takeaways
Last week's Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California saw CEOs, investors, political leaders and celebrities step up global action on climate change. Paul Simpson looks at three of the hottest topics
Blog: Sustainable finance and San Francisco
San Francisco became the centre of the universe for green and sustainable investors this week, when it hosted two major conferences. Peter Cripps reports.
California signs Green Bond Pledge
California has become the first state to sign a pledge to issue green bonds to fund infrastructure projects.
How Trump inspired climate action by US companies and cities
Companies and cities across the US have taken on a leadership role in terms of climate change action, since President Trump pulled the country out of the Paris Agreement 12 months ago, says Lance Pierce.
Figueres throws down climate gauntlet to PRI
Christiana Figueres threw down a climate gauntlet to signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) by challenging them to put 1% of their assets into clean energy or clean tech by 2020.
US businesses with $1.4trn in revenue commit to Paris
More than 900 US businesses and investors representing $1.4 trillion in annual revenue, along with 125 cities, 9 states and 183 educational institutions have signed a letter, committing to remain faithful to the Paris Climate Agreement.
90 steps forward, two steps back
With the flagship markets of the EU and California in difficulties, advocates of carbon trading are pinning their hopes on a slew of new markets, particularly China and Canada. Graham Cooper reports
Politicians add to calls for a price on carbon emissions
Leading politicians have come together to support calls for a price on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN's climate change talks in Paris in December.
California passes bill to force state pension funds to divest from coal
California's two state pension funds, the largest in the US, look increasingly likely to be forced to divest from coal after a bill requiring them to do so was passed by the State Assembly.