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29 04 2021 | 08:53

AFRICA: EIB commits 340m euros for water and renewable energy in 5 countries

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is approving €340 million for water and renewable energy in Africa. The loans are for the construction of sustainable infrastructure in Mali, Chad, Guinea, Malawi…

23 04 2021 | 14:50

Dutch firm wins contract to develop $1.2bn gas-fired IPP in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has awarded a contract to Dutch energy company Stone City Energy a contract to develop a 1.56GW thermal power plant in the Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan…

23 04 2021 | 14:32

The Green Brief: Europe’s green finance taxonomy wars, part 3.

Greetings and welcome to EURACTIV’s Green Brief. Below you’ll find the latest roundup of news covering energy & environment from across Europe. You can subscribe to the weekly newsletter here.…

23 04 2021 | 14:28

EU spells out criteria for green investment in new ‘taxonomy’ rules.

The European Commission on Wednesday (21 April) unveiled a first batch of implementing rules under the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy, spelling out detailed technical criteria that companies need…

23 04 2021 | 14:17

MIGA issues guarantees of up to $37.1m to AIIF3 in aid of clean power

The World Bank Group’s MIGA has issued guarantees of up to $37.1 million to the African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (AIIF3) to cover the fund’s equity and quasi-equity/shareholder loan…

20 04 2021 | 12:35

Coal financing costs have surged in past 10 years—University of Oxford.

Coal financing costs have surged over the last decade as investors demand returns four times as high as the payoff required from renewable energy projects to justify the risk of investing in fossil…

20 04 2021 | 12:25

Stranded asset risks for gas investments climbing quickly.

Natural gas is falling out of favor with emissions-wary investors and utilities at a quicker pace than coal did, catching some power generators unaware and potentially leaving them stuck with…

01 04 2021 | 10:28

Making sense of climate collaboration.

Investors are increasingly working together in response to climate change—this type of collaboration is extremely powerful. Investors are now recognised as critical players to catalyse global…

12 03 2021 | 09:30

ECB Is Said to Weigh Disclosing Climate Risk in Bond Programs.

The European Central Bank is strongly considering disclosing climate risks in its bond programs and will now focus on collecting the data that will help achieve that, according to officials familiar…

01 03 2021 | 13:59

EXCLUSIVE (Reuters): European officials urge World Bank to exclude fossil-fuel investments.

In a letter, senior officials from Europe said the World Bank's management should expand its climate change strategy to end backing for coal, oil and most gas projects. WASHINGTON - Senior officials…

01 03 2021 | 13:38

Local government pensions invest nearly £10bn in fossil fuels, data shows.

The three local authority pension funds with the largest investments in fossil fuels are Greater Manchester, Strathclyde and West Midlands. Nearly £10bn remains invested in fossil fuel companies…

01 03 2021 | 13:14

Chancellor urged to use upcoming Budget to stop banks from funding fossil fuels.

A petition signed by nearly 65,000 people calls on the Bank of England to ‘cut off the money pipeline’ for fossil fuels. Campaigners have called on the chancellor Rishi Sunak to use the upcoming …

09 02 2021 | 08:40

Are we closing in on a common language on sustainable investing?

Financial markets rely on a common language. Before investors can take a view on a company’s prospects, they need to understand its assets and liabilities, its cashflows and earnings. The current…

07 12 2020 | 07:23

Rishi Sunak's wife owns part of firm that funnelled money through Mauritius.

The wife of the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is a shareholder in a restaurants business that funnelled investments through a letterbox company in the tax haven of Mauritius, in a structure that could…

27 11 2020 | 12:05

Investors plan major move into renewable energy infrastructure.

Global survey finds spending expected to double in five years in response to climate fears. Global investors managing nearly $7tn (£5.2bn) of assets plan to almost double their spending on renewable…

19 11 2020 | 09:30

Fossil Fuels Still Receive Massive Funding From Developed Countries.

At least $170 billion of public money has been pledged to fossil fuel-intensive sectors since the start of the pandemic. The Paris Agreement demonstrates the world uniting to fight climate change;…

19 11 2020 | 08:54

Green bank shouldn’t fund gas-fired power, ex-officials tell federal MPs.

Former senior officers of renewable energy agencies say government’s bill would undermine Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s independence. Former leaders of Australia’s renewable energy agencies…

22 10 2020 | 08:51

World Bank Called Out for Continued Investments in Fossil Fuels.

The World Bank has come under fire by a leading European NGO over some of its loans and grants. In a recently issued report, the German group, Urgewald, lambasted the international financial…

19 10 2020 | 08:29

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts.

Group with total portfolio of $5tn seek cuts of 29% from companies they invest in. Thirty of the world’s largest asset owners, with portfolios worth a combined $5tn (£3.8tn), have committed to…

10 10 2020 | 09:42

Carbon Pricing: Where are We Going?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the power of governments to address urgent challenges. Across the world, countries have implemented unprecedented fiscal measures in response to the crisis. This shows…