Carbon markets grow despite lingering complications

Carbon markets grow despite lingering complications

Carbon markets in Europe and North America have shown resilience in the face of a changing political and regulatory landscape. The winners of Environmental Finance's Market Rankings commented on the year that was and what promises to be a dynamic twelve months ahead. Christopher Marchant reports

Cat bonds: repricing risk

Cat bonds: repricing risk

A series of costly natural catastrophes in recent years continues to take its toll on sentiment in the catastrophe (cat) bond market.

Climate disclosure drive re-shapes weather risk market

Climate disclosure drive re-shapes weather risk market

Climate change means more extreme weather and, as regulators and shareholders press for more information on climate-related risks, corporate demand for weather hedges is becoming mainstream, this year's poll winners tell Graham Cooper.

Decoding the carbon market logjam at the Madrid Climate Conference

Decoding the carbon market logjam at the Madrid Climate Conference

The Madrid Climate Conference (COP25) is nearly coming to an end, and there is little sign of agreement on an operational rulebook for Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement (PA), arguably one of the most important elements of the PA and the ongoing negotiations, says Prajwal Baral.

Sustainability: to regulate or not to regulate?

Sustainability: to regulate or not to regulate?

Financial regulation has a role to play in tackling climate change, but it cannot be a silver bullet. So the time has come for policymakers to step up their game, delegates at the Insurance and Climate Risk conference heard. Vincent Huck reports