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IMF and World Bank will push G20 over climate

Today 12:00pm - The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are vowing to step up efforts to combat climate change by looking more closely at climate-related financial stability risk and using other tools at their disposal.

Why corporate climate polluters must pay

Friday - Who should pay the huge costs of climate change’s damage? There’s a case for corporate climate polluters to contribute.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - The Environment Select Committee starts hearing submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill today.

IMF looks at climate credit-scores

22 Feb 21 - Vulnerability to climate change is bad for sovereign credit ratings, says the International Monetary Fund.

Amundi to quiz companies over climate action

19 Feb 21 - Amundi, Europe's biggest asset manager, say it will seek more specifics from companies at upcoming shareholder meetings about their plans to reduce emissions.

Put a big fat price on carbon, says OECD chief

18 Feb 21 - OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurría is bowing out with a climate-rallying cry, saying action on environmental crises must be the defining focus of wealthy countries after covid.

Hopes new WTO boss can calm carbon tensions

17 Feb 21 - New World Trade Organisation head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala brings an awareness of climate issues to the UN trade body, where member states are set to clash over carbon border taxes.


Vote against directors failing the climate, says ISS

16 Feb 21 - Major financial investors are to be urged by the world’s largest shareholder advisory firm to vote against company board members if they fail to address global heating in their roles.

Millions for carbon capture contest

9 Feb 21 - Tesla co-founder Elon Musk is offering $138 million for inventions that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or oceans.

Two-thirds of people say climate change is an emergency

28 Jan 21 - Almost two-thirds of the 1.2 million people surveyed in about 50 nations say global warming is a crisis.

FTSE giants fail to disclose their carbon footprint

14 Dec 20 - BP, Glencore and Rolls-Royce are among eight FTSE 100 companies who have refused to comply with investor demands to disclose their carbon dioxide emissions, as the UK government prepares to compel...

Climate tipping point threatens Australia and China

10 Dec 20 - The grasslands of northern China and Mongolia could be about to lurch into a climate tipping point, an irreversible sequence of heat and drought.

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general

3 Dec 20 - Humanity is facing a new war, unprecedented in history, the secretary general of the UN has warned, which is in danger of destroying our future before we have fully understood the risk.

Fossil-fuels to blow climate targets despite pandemic dip, report warns

3 Dec 20 - The United Nations-backed Production Gap report projects a 2 per cent annual rise in global fossil fuel output this decade, when 6 per cent cuts are needed in line with a 1.5deg warming limit

Carbon-pricing rises as world's weapon of choice in climate fight

25 Nov 20 - Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world's biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.

What Dutch climate case means for the world

14 Oct 20 - Late last year, the Dutch Supreme Court issued a decision that could have implications for countries around the world.

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts

14 Oct 20 - Thirty of the world’s largest asset owners, with portfolios worth a combined $US5 trillion, have committed to cutting the carbon emissions linked to companies they invest in by up to 29 per cent...

Pope backs divestment from companies not protecting the environment

12 Oct 20 - POPE FRANCIS is urging people to pull investments from companies that are not committed to protecting the environment, adding his voice to calls for the economic model that emerges from the...

Nigeria, Jamaica bring closure to the Kyoto Protocol era

6 Oct 20 - The Doha Amendment will come into force this year after Nigeria became the 144th country to ratify the climate treaty, in a last-minute scramble to tie the loose ends of the Kyoto Protocol era.


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Funding welcome for recycling plant upgrades

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