• Norway makes first payment to Guyana under pioneering forest carbon deal

    06 April 2011

    Norway is to immediately transfer $40 million to Guyana in the first payment under a novel deal to protect the South American country's forests.

  • CDP investors' demands shift from disclosure to mitigation

    06 April 2011

    A 'vanguard' group of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) signatories managing $7.6 trillion of assets have called on the world's largest companies to implement "cost-effective" greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions.

  • US officials vent over lack of clean-tech policy certainty

    05 April 2011

    US government officials working to facilitate investment in the clean-tech sector say they are just as frustrated with the lack of federal policy certainty as private investors.

  • Investors give thumbs up for NEST ESG commitment

    31 March 2011

    The UK's national pension scheme is to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis across all its asset classes, and has signed up to the UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), winning plaudits from sustainable investment groups.

  • US clean-tech finance boutique expands into Europe

    31 March 2011

    Greentech Capital Advisors has opened a European office and announced the hire of a senior executive from nuclear power firm Areva.

  • Nuclear sector's diversification into renewables to speed up?

    31 March 2011

    Nuclear power companies could hasten acquisitions in the renewables sector in response to the Fukushima disaster, says consultancy PwC.

  • US nuclear faces fight over loan guarantees

    31 March 2011

    US nuclear opponents are gearing up for a fight to stop nuclear power stations from receiving federal loan guarantees in light of the feared meltdown in Japan.

  • EU proposes 60% transport emission cut; not tough enough for greens

    31 March 2011

    The European Commission plans to slash 60% from the EU's transport emissions by 2050, compared to 1990 levels, but environmental lobbyists said the proposal lacks ambition.

  • Financiers, NGOs aid Chinese cities in low-carbon pilot projects

    31 March 2011

    China's local governments, NGOs, businesses and financiers are to collaborate on scaling-up green technologies and low-carbon financing models, under an initiative launched by the Climate Group on Monday.

  • Tepco disaster to hit Asian sustainability investors

    31 March 2011

    Sustainability investors are to be caught in the fall-out from Japan's nuclear disaster, after it emerged that the company responsible is a component of a leading sustainability index family.