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Millions of businesses call for zero carbon shift

NEWS: More than 6.5 companies back call on policymakers to set a path to go carbon neutral “well before the end of the century”

Axa to ditch €500m of coal holdings in 2015

NEWS: At Climate Week Paris, French insurer announces biggest fossil fuel divestment push to date, encouraging others to follow

Business, Energy
Climate change threat demands reform to financial system - UNEP

NEWS: ‘Stress tests’ for international finance from rising climate impacts, as UN report calls for banking cultural shift

Green Climate Fund says it's funded and open for business

NEWS: Japan delivers $1.5 billion to allow funds for clean energy projects in developing world to start flowing ahead of Paris summit

How fast do business leaders think we can cut CO2 emissions?

NEWS: CEOs of Unilever, L’Oreal, BNP Paribas, RWE and Total outline their plans to tackle climate change at Paris summit

Mandarin Oriental hotel chain linked to Indonesia forest destruction

NEWS: Activists launch She’s Not A Fan campaign, say efforts to protect Indonesia’s forests are being obstructed by Astra Agro Lestari

Fossil fuel subsidies to hit $5.3 trillion in 2015, says IMF study

NEWS: Governments could cut 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions at a stroke if they stopped subsidising oil, gas and coal

Will the Paris business summit mobilise support for climate action?

ANALYSIS: Business chiefs will showcase low carbon plans this week, but concerns persist they are giving cover to polluting sectors

Business, Comment & Analysis
Norway urged to divest state pension fund from coal

NEWS: Analysis published ahead of a vote in Norway’s parliament argues coal is a financial and climate liability to be avoided

Canada posts pledge for 2015 UN climate change deal

NEWS: Harper government says plan is “fair and ambitious”, but critics point to reliance on carbon credits and inaction on tar sands

Apple pledges to power Chinese factories with renewables

NEWS: Technology giant has greened its offices and data centres; now CEO Tim Cook aims to tackle much bigger manufacturing carbon footprint

S&P warn climate change will hit corporate credit profiles

NEWS: Transparency from companies on risks posed by global warming likely to become key factor in credit ratings says leading agency

Could green bonds offer a home for capital fleeing fossil fuels?

BLOG: Bonds financed German reunification and Japan’s nuclear fleet – why not the low carbon transition?

US, Japan and Canada miss Green Climate Fund donation deadline

NEWS: Officials say Paris climate deal depends on effective GCF, but without cash warn they cannot invest in developing countries

G20 to assess 'carbon bubble' threat - media reports

NEWS: United States, China, India, Russia, Australia, and Saudi Arabia to probe risks of stranded assets ahead of UN climate pact

EU to take carbon market decision the size of Cambodia

NEWS: The difference between two options on reforms to key climate policy is 153 million tonnes CO2, say analysts

Pension funds failing to manage climate risk could get sued

NEWS: Some 85% of the world’s biggest asset owners are doing little or nothing to cut their carbon footprints, AODP reveals, as it prepares to take legal action

Print money for climate finance, central banks told

NEWS: German think-tank proposes issuing Green Climate Bonds to raise billions for low carbon technology and climate adaptation in poor countries

Canada's 2015 budget spurns climate change

NEWS: Harper Government omits any reference to global warming or carbon dioxide emissions, while oil gets 108

A 7-step plan to avoid stranding your fossil fuel assets

BLOG: Most coal, oil and gas must stay in the ground to avert climate disaster. What is an energy company to do? We’re here to help

Blog, Business, Comment & Analysis, Energy