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Insights into the magnitude and ambition of climate-related investment targets

Insights into the magnitude and ambition of climate-related investment targets

The first analysis of financial sector climate-related investment pledges is available on the New Climate Institute website.   Unpacking the finance sector’s climate related investment commitments Financial institution’s climate-related investment targets have rapidly grown in recent years. In this report, we provide insights into the magnitude and ambition of these targets, and investigate their relationship … Continue reading

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

Do oil companies have emissions under control or not? Hiroko Tabuchi writes on the New York Times website about a recording of a meeting of a group of energy company representatives that reveal their real views.   A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were … Continue reading

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

In a wave of recent lawsuits, local governments are demanding some of the nation’s biggest energy firms pay for the cost of dealing with increasing temperatures and rising seas. Dino Grandoni explains latest developments in an article on the Washington Post website.   States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change More … Continue reading

America’s energy transition: what the Trump administration is doing to energy efficiency standards

America’s energy transition: what the Trump administration is doing to energy efficiency standards

The US President has waged a war against energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, washing machines, boilers, cars – and now even showerheads, writes Andrew Warren, a former special advisor to the UK House of Commons environment select committee, first published on the Business Green website.   On Seinfeld, shower heads, and Trump’s war on efficiency … Continue reading

Six Portuguese youth this week filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights asking for accountability around the climate crisis

Six Portuguese youth this week filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights asking for accountability around the climate crisis

Holly Young writes on the Deutsche Welle website that four children and two young adults from Portugal have filed a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against 33 industrialised countries.   Portuguese youth activists sue 33 countries over climate change In the latest example of a wave of climate litigation across … Continue reading