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As climate change bites, Kenya water fund offers hope to farmers

ANALYSIS: Natural infrastructure is boosting Nairobi’s resilience to water extremes, but this approach can struggle to attract investment

Business, Nature
Mark Carney set for new 'stranded assets' intervention

NEWS: Bank of England governor to front debate on carbon bubble threat with UN climate chief one month before Paris summit

Business, Policy
Do asset managers have a duty to reduce their climate risks?

ANALYSIS: Upcoming research by UNEP FI suggests environmental and climate risk awareness in investment sector is on the rise

Business
Coke, Apple, Microsoft make $140 billion Paris climate deal pledge

NEWS: Corporates to commit to green investments and clean energy in win for Obama climate endeavour

Business
Wind company raises $300m in first Chinese green bond

NEWS: Xinjiang-based Goldwind leads race to tap debt finance for environmental goals in world’s highest emitting coun

Business
Why are big EU polluters moaning about carbon leakage?

ANALYSIS: Industries like cement and steel threaten to move jobs overseas if the price of emissions rises, in a challenge to climate goals

Business, Comment & Analysis
Battle over carbon freebies ahead of EU policy launch

NEWS: As heavy industries lobby for carbon price relief, experts warn against weakening flagship EU climate policy

Business
China poised for a boom in green bonds

NEWS: Emerging economies are embracing new class of climate-friendly financial instruments, says Climate Bonds Initiative

Business
Top coal funder Deutsche Bank to become Green Climate Fund partner

NEWS: German giant one of 13 new organisations to join forces with flagship fund, but questions raised over fossil fuel backing

Business
Divestment campaign swells as 100 trusts worth $5bn sign up

NEWS: Roddick and Sainsbury dynasty latest to make low carbon pledge, as fund managers say movement is now “mainstream”

Business
Ten banks back zero net deforestation push

NEWS: Standard Chartered is the latest to promise forest-friendly finance under the Soft Commodities Compact

Business
Singapore downplays renewable role in UN climate pledge

NEWS: Asian city-state and shipping hub sees limited potential for clean energy as it pledges to peak emissions around 2030

Business, Policy
UK’s dirtiest region sets out pitch to bury CO2 in Europe first

NEWS: Tees Valley unveils blueprint to pioneer carbon capture and storage network from industrial plants

Business
Aviation vs climate as UK airport review released

NEWS: Contentious verdict on London airport expansion shackles UK to overshoot future CO2 targets

Business
Pakistan to set up carbon markets to cut emissions, lure investment

NEWS: ‘Carbon Neutral Pakistan’ initiative seeks to generate domestic green technology industry, government minister tells RTCC

Business
Credit agencies are ignoring climate risk - report

NEWS: Projects like Abbot Point coal port are getting investment grade status, but are incompatible with efforts to curb global warming

Business
Britain rallies on climate change in mass lobby

NEWS: More than 9,000 people flocked to Westminster to urge MPs to back action on global warming, in the largest ever demo of its kind

Business
Funds lacking to help poor tackle climate impacts, says World Bank

NEWS: Not enough cash is flowing to boost resilience in the face of sea level rise and weather extremes, development banks warn

Business
Norway to ditch $8 billion of coal assets in state pension fund

NEWS: Green groups greet move by Parliament to authorise sale of coal holdings, the largest fossil fuel divestment in history

Business
Account for climate risk or lose billions, investors warned

NEWS: Fund managers told to take a prudent view of risk and use better long term models to account for changing climate

Business