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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
Former Shell chair speaks of distress at climate policy inertia

NEWS: Mark Moody Stuart says dangers were evident decades ago, offers backing to divestment and carbon pricing

Business
Private finance central to hitting $100bn climate goal, says study

NEWS: New analysis from World Resources Institute highlights challenge facing developed countries in meeting funding target

Business
Kevin Rudd - forget the UN, G20 must lead on climate change

NEWS: “High time” for group of top emitters to broker climate agreement outside of United Nations, ex-Australia leader says

Business
China’s national carbon market: When, where and how?

ANALYSIS: Traders are banking on Beijing’s plans for a national carbon market being a success, but challenges in its design remain

Business, Comment & Analysis
Fossil fuel companies "underestimating" divestment movement

NEWS: Top polluters are failing to appreciate scale of “rapid” campaigns around world and size of investors involved

Business
Green skies for aviation industry behind schedule

NEWS: Deadline to set up offset mechanism at UN’s aviation body meet in 2016 will be missed, delaying action on climate

Business
Ignoring carbon risk is 'gross negligence' - pensions chief

NEWS: Money managers will face lawsuits if they fail to confront climate impact of fossil fuel holdings, warns ERAFP boss Philippe Desfosses

Business
NGOs cry 'greenwash' over Paris climate talk sponsors

NEWS: Companies including Air France, Renault-Nissan and Suez Environnement will foot 20% of €187,000 bill for critical summit

Business
World Bank sets methane price floor to cut emissions

NEWS: Initiative aims to drive investment in bioenergy and waste management in poor countries, limiting potent greenhouse gas emissions

Business
Norway $900bn oil fund set to ditch coal shares

NEWS: Coal-heavy power utilities and mining companies are in the firing line as lawmakers endorse biggest fossil divestment push to date

Business
Carbon pricing winning favour with tiger economies

NEWS: As China readies nationwide carbon trading market, the likes of South Africa and Kazakhstan are developing carbon pricing

Business