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03 08 2021 | 12:05

European National Stakeholder Workshop Series: The case of the Netherlands

The Dutch climate policy and sectoral developments are characterised by a variety of divergent factors from the civil society-led court-cases obliging both the government and Shell to increase…

03 08 2021 | 12:03

Carbon Neutrality and the Belt & Road Initiative: the PARIS REINFORCE China Workshop

The PARIS REINFORCE China stakeholder workshop was held online on June 8, 2021. The workshop discussed China’s net zero emissions after its carbon neutrality goal, how to achieve it from policy to…

03 08 2021 | 11:51

A workshop on the US Long-term strategy towards net zero

On 24th and 25th May 2021, the PARIS REINFORCE consortium helped to organise a virtual US workshop, in collaboration with key US partners: ClimateWorks, University of Maryland Center for Global…

03 08 2021 | 11:45

From Numbers to Insights: How to Think about Economic-Climate Modelling

Climate-economy models are a powerful tool for providing insight into sensible climate policy choices and how they would impact our economy. As the EU announces stricter climate targets, there are an…

03 08 2021 | 09:52

Retirements to cut US coal plants by half of 2015 levels within 15 years

Based on already planned and announced retirements, less than half of the U.S. coal-fired power generation capacity that existed at the start of 2015 will remain online by 2035, a new S&P Global…

03 08 2021 | 09:20

Global initiative aims to bring transparency to voluntary carbon markets

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - A global initiative was launched on Thursday to bring transparency and rigour to the voluntary carbon market that is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years as…

03 08 2021 | 04:20

New tool launched to give the UK public a voice on how to tackle climate crisis

Cross-party think tank Demos has teamed up with WWF, National Grid, and ScottishPower to ask people across the UK to consider how we should get on track to reach net zero carbon emissions over this…

30 07 2021 | 12:14

Earth Overshoot Day: Innovative solutions key to a sustainable future.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2021, it falls on Thursday July 29…

30 07 2021 | 11:19

Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm.

Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment. Italy could be forced to pay millions of pounds in damages to a UK oil company after…

30 07 2021 | 10:10

Washington county becomes first in US to ban new fossil fuel projects

A county in Washington state has become the first such jurisdiction in the US to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, following a lengthy battle over the impact of oil refineries on the local…

29 07 2021 | 13:19

Today is Earth Overshoot Day—we’re not waiting to #MoveTheDate!

We're Not Waiting To #MoveTheDate

29 07 2021 | 13:09

Biggest Italian bank to end coal financing by 2025, fracking by 2030.

Italy’s biggest bank Intesa Sanpaolo ISP.MI on Tuesday said it would end with immediate effect the financing of coal mining with a view to phasing out exposure to the sector by 2025. Answering…

26 07 2021 | 10:17

A sunny future: Sardinia is a green lab in the energy transition

As Enel continues on its journey as Renewables Super Major, CEO Francesco Starace offers a road map for the decarbonization process in Sardinia (Italy) in which the decarbonization will skip the gas…

23 07 2021 | 11:56

BHP, world’s largest miner, mulls selling multibillion oil and gas assets

BHP Group is considering getting out of oil and gas in a multibillion-dollar exit that would accelerate its retreat from fossil fuels, according to people familiar with the matter. The world’s…

23 07 2021 | 11:48

Over 500 organizations say carbon capture hinders energy transition

Investment in carbon capture technology will hinder Canada’s transition away from fossil fuels and exacerbate the effects of climate change, says a new letter co-signed by hundreds of organizations…

23 07 2021 | 10:47

Vistra plans to shutter 1.3GW coal-fired Ohio plant five years early

Vistra on July 19 said it would close its 1.3-GW Zimmer coal-fired power plant in Ohio on May 31, 2022, five years earlier than previously announced, after the plant failed to clear the PJM capacity…

23 07 2021 | 10:28

Aviva Investors announces new Climate Transition Real Assets Fund

Aviva Investors has announced the launch of a new Climate Transition Real Assets Fund. The fund will aim to provide various investor groups, including defined contribution (DC) schemes, with access…

15 07 2021 | 09:57

Retailers join forces to tackle climate change in the race to zero

Retailers H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), Kingfisher plc and Walmart have launched a new climate retail campaign. In partnership with the COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions and supported…

15 07 2021 | 09:42

Shell and Rolls-Royce sign agreement to accelerate progress towards net zero

The companies will join forces to progress the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in aircraft engines and shape policies that support a net zero pathway for the industry. Shell and Rolls-Royce…

15 07 2021 | 09:11

New report focuses on need to mobilise buyers to accelerate demand for net zero steel

A new report released by the Energy Transitions Commission focuses on the need to mobilise buyers to accelerate the demand for net zero steel. The report was developed in close collaboration with…