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Financial gatekeepers are blocking green investment - study

NEWS: Pension funds and investment consultants are passive on climate risk and locked into short-termism, say researchers

Business
Norway fund divests from Asian firms over deforestation

NEWS: Leading investor put four major companies on its banned list for links to environmentally destructive palm oil plantations

Business
Chinese solar panel makers suffer amid stock market turmoil

NEWS: Solar manufacturing giants are struggling on slim profit margins, hefty debts and excess production capacity

Business
APP touts Indonesia peat project as climate exemplar

NEWS: Forestry giant is retiring 7,000 hectares of plantations to conserve carbon-rich peat, a major source of emissions

Business
Islamic leaders to release climate change declaration

NEWS: Istanbul summit will issue statement urging Muslims to treat action on global warming as a religious duty

Business
United Church of Canada votes to divest from fossil fuels

NEWS: Governing council plans to sell some $5.9 billion worth of shares in coal, oil and gas companies over climate concerns

Business
What do you think about Obama's clean power plan?

ANALYSIS: We reached out to lawmakers and analysts worldwide for their take on the US clean power plan

Business
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