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06.06.2017     Report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices

New conclusions from the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, led by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Lord Nicholas Stern, provide the right advice at the right time to boost climate-friendly growth, investment and innovation...


04.04.2017     Policies for Climate Friendly Innovation and Investment in Materials

The report outlines a set of elements for the refinement of today’s policy framework, to support innovation and investment in climate friendly material options.


31.03.2017     The Role of Response Measures in Ensuring the Sustainable Transition to a Low-GHG Economy

The increasingly interconnected nature of the global economy means that the impacts of climate change mitigation measures, or response measures, are not confined within the borders of countries implementing them.


28.03.2017     EU paper industry reviews 2050 low-carbon industry roadmap

The European paper industry has launched the reviewed version of its 2050 Roadmap detailing the pathways and investment needed to cut its carbon emissions by 80% while creating 50% more added-value.


27.03.2017     Ontario's cap-and-trade system

How Ontario's cap-and-trade system works


21.02.2017     Energy scenarios and policies for Russia's low-carbon energy

To support Russia in developing informed, internally consistent and scientifically literate energy policies, this paper presents low-carbon emission trajectories commensurate with the 2 °C goal, using stakeholder-informed backcasting.


03.02.2017     Tetra Pak Announces Science Based Targets for Climate Impact Reduction

Working with the Science Based Targets initiative, the company also set a goal that by 2040, emissions will be down 58% compared with a year ago.


17.01.2017     These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies

Nordic nations dominate the top 15, while South Korea reigns supreme and Russia is dealt a huge blow


26.12.2016     40% of green vehicles made in China

The sales of green vehicles, or new-energy vehicles, in China almost reached up to half a million in sale units (402,800) by the end of last November.


26.12.2016     Fund managers who ignore climate risk breaching ‘fiduciary duty’

UN climate chief says future investments must reflect need for planet to avoid warming to dangerous levels


24.12.2016     Investor Expectations of Automotive Companies 2016

The latest in the series, Investor Expectations of Automotive Companies - Shifting gears to accelerate the transition to low carbon vehicles is intended to enable investors to engage with the boards of automotive (and component supply) companies about their efforts to address climate change risk...


21.12.2016     Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis 10.0

The cost of generating electricity from renewable energy, especially solar, continues to decline, according to the latest Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 10.0)...


15.12.2016     SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall launch initiative for a carbon-dioxide-free steel industry

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have announced today that they are launching an initiative to solve the carbon dioxide problem in the Swedish steel industry.


17.11.2016     World Energy Outlook Executive Summary

World Energy Outlook 2016 sees broad transformations in the global energy landscape


11.11.2016     IETA carbon markets reports

24.10.2016     State and Trends of Carbon Pricing, 2016

23.09.2016     Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems

To tackle climate change, CO2 emissions need to be cut. Pricing carbon is one of the most effective and lowest-cost ways of inducing such cuts.


21.09.2016     Ottawa to impose a national carbon price on the provinces

The Liberal government will move this fall to impose a minimum, national carbon price on provinces that fail to adopt their own pricing system for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.


21.09.2016     35 Finalists Announced for Fourth-Annual C40 Cities Awards

Today, C40 announced the 35 finalists competing in ten urban climate action categories for the fourth-annual C40 Cities Awards, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD.


26.08.2016     Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change

Research shows that nearly two-thirds of anthropogenic carbon emissions originated in just 90 companies and government-run industries.


25.08.2016     Investors urge G20 nations to ratify Paris climate deal this year

Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016...


22.08.2016     Paris climate agreement set to become law this year

The Paris climate agreement will become international law by the end of 2016 if countries stick to the promises they have made.


15.08.2016     Corporate Climate Leadership in a Post-Paris World

Having been put in the spotlight as a key driver of climate solutions, how is business responding to the Paris call to action?


08.08.2016     Investors Call On SEC To Improve Reporting Of Climate Risks And Other Sustainability Challenges

In response to a formal review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate disclosure requirements, dozens of institutional investors have submitted letters to the federal agency requesting quick action to require stronger reporting of sustainability risks such as climate change, water scarcity and global deforestation.


04.08.2016     The business end of climate change

Business can deliver 60% of Paris pledges to cut emissions.


04.08.2016     Carbon pricing should cover 50% of global emissions by 2030

Carbon pricing should cover 50% of global emissions by 2030, the leaders of Canada, Germany, France, Ethiopia, Mexico and Chile recommend.


14.07.2016     Debunking steel myths on the EU’s carbon market

In the past few months, carbon intensive industries have ratcheted up their efforts to convince policymakers that ‘real’ data should be used to assess how many free pollution permits to give out under the EU’s carbon market rules.


08.07.2016     The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

Coal and gas will begin their terminal decline in less than a decade, according to a new BNEF analysis.


10.06.2016     Offsetting Post-2020: What we know for sure

In our current post-Paris world, the only thing we know for sure about offsetting post-2020 is that it will likely look very different from today.


06.06.2016     B20 Coalition calls for G20 to address Resource Efficiency

On the occasion of their 3rd Plenary Meeting, the leaders of the B20 Coalition met to discuss future strategies for the global business community...


25.05.2016     Decarbonising Europe’s energy intensive industries

The EU has a long-term climate objective of achieving economy-wide emission reductions of 80-95% by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change.


20.05.2016     France sets carbon price floor

2017 finance bill will set price at €30 a tonne in a bid to stir European action to cut emissions and drive forward the Paris climate agreement


20.05.2016     Korean Cabinet approves revisions to ETS framework

On 17 May, the Republic of Korea’s Cabinet adopted a variety of changes to the Korean emissions trading scheme (KETS), which had first been announced in February.


16.05.2016     How zero carbon buildings can save the world – and $20 billion

When most people think of climate change, they think of the potential dangers: higher temperatures, rising sea levels and ferocious storms.


22.04.2016     What can EU policy do to support renewable electricity in France?

15.04.2016     The Paris Agreement: a new international framework to facilitate the uptake of carbon pricing

Over the past few years, the implementation of domestic carbon pricing has been expanding at the national and sub-national level.


15.04.2016     Ñarbon pricing

The use of market mechanisms can help governments cut emissions even more than the minimum amounts offered in pledges under the Paris Agreement...


30.03.2016     Tatiana Mitrova - "Shifting Political Economy of Russian Oil and Gas"

29.03.2016     What Low Oil Prices Really Mean

Since the start of 2016, oil prices have swung between $27 and $42 per barrel, about a quarter of the 2008 peak crude oil price of $145.


29.03.2016     China suspends construction of new coal plants in 15 provinces

China has suspended until 2018 the construction of new coal-fired power plants in 15 provinces in a bid to slash over-capacity in thermal power generation...


16.03.2016     Doubling today’s share of renewable energy can bring up to $1.3 trillion: IRENA report

The recent, historic Paris Agreement at COP21 has established that the world must quickly embrace a low carbon path to avoid the risks of runaway climate change.


15.03.2016     Is oil becoming stranded?

The risk of stranded oil assets may be greater than many people think...


15.03.2016     Nearly all of China’s generators to be covered by ETS

Nearly all of China’s power generators will be brought into the national emissions trading scheme that starts next year, but the industry must be on top of developments to avoid additional costs in what are already difficult times...


08.03.2016     Does a Carbon Tax Work? Ask British Columbia

In 2008, the British Columbia Liberal Party, which confoundingly leans right, introduced a tax on the carbon emissions of businesses and families, cars and trucks, factories and homes across the province.


08.03.2016     China’s electricity mix: changing so fast that CO2 emissions may have peaked

China installed a world record of 32.5 gigawatts (GW) of wind power last year, and a world record 18.3 GW of solar power, according to official figures from the National Bureau of Statistics of China on 29 February.


01.03.2016     Billionaire Warren Buffett-ed by winds of climate change

Tackling climate-related risks is a top priority for the Financial Stability Board in 2016, chair Mark Carney has told G20 finance ministers.


29.02.2016     100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years

It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it. And the first step is to start with the easy stuff.


24.02.2016     California university system drops coal, tar sands investments

As coal and tar sands become riskier sources of energy, are they still worthwhile investments? The University of California does not think so.


24.02.2016     Scaling Up Climate Action through Value Chain Mobilization

This report describes the potential for value chains to act as a lens or anchor, bringing together players outside of typical ecosystems.


24.02.2016     Ottawa seeks to set national minimum on carbon pricing

Ottawa is aiming to work out a deal with the provinces over the next six months to set a national minimum carbon price of at least $15 per tonne.


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