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Bank of England: finance bodies should assess climate risk

NEWS: In discussion paper issued by UK’s central bank, finance world considers how it could green its investments

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EU vote bolsters flagging emissions trading scheme

NEWS: Parliament votes to hold back oversupply of carbon allowances in “game changing” move for EU climate action

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Citi doubles climate finance pledge to $100bn over 10 years

NEWS: America’s third largest bank has channeled more than US$50 billion into climate friendly projects since 2007

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Yes Bank issues India's first green bond

NEWS: India’s fourth biggest private bank is aiming to raise up to US$250 million for renewable energy projects

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BP energy outlook highlights climate action gap

NEWS: BP forecasts a 37% rise in energy demand by 2035, blowing the emissions budget consistent with a 2C world

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APP turnaround offers hope for Indonesia's tropical forests

ANALYSIS: Can the world’s biggest pulp and paper producer quit destroying rainforest and what difference does it make to the climate?

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Apple and Google commit to power offices with renewables

NEWS: Technology companies independently sign up to solar and wind agreements in California

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Zurich Insurance leads investor call for green bonds standards

NEWS: Pension funds, insurers and asset managers are keen to fund climate-friendly projects, but urge stricter rules to prevent greenwashing

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Business leaders call for net zero emissions by 2050

NEWS: Sir Richard Branson, Mo Ibrahim and Ariana Huffington are among twelve “B Team” business chiefs urging steep climate targets

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Tate reveals "embarrassingly small" scale of BP sponsorship

NEWS: British galleries criticised for “unnecessary” link to oil company after contribution revealed as just 0.5% of income

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Oil majors face climate grilling at World Economic Forum

NEWS: Agenda for this year’s Davos meeting focuses heavily on climate change, with UN carbon cutting deal on horizon

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Plastic roads help solve Bangalore rubbish crisis

NEWS: While the authorities dump or burn rubbish, two businnesses in India’s Silicon Valley are using waste plastic to build roads

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"Green" bond to fund multi-storey car park

NEWS: Massachusetts State College Building Authority issues US$94 million bond for plans branded “pathetic” by watchdog

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Carbon pricing set to cover 80% of Canadian economy

NEWS: Ontario to join Quebec and British Columbia in enforcing price on fossil fuels, despite opposition from prime minister Harper

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South Korea launches Asia's first national carbon market

NEWS: Allowances traded at US$7-8 a tonne, a similar price to Europe’s emissions trading system

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China carbon trading to almost double in 2015

NEWS: More Chinese companies must manage their greenhouse gas emissions as Beijing plans national carbon market

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Washington state carbon market plan to raise $1bn a year

NEWS: Governor Jay Inslee hopes to launch emissions trading system in 2016, says it is “the smart thing to do”

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Beijing reveals bottom-up approach to national carbon market

NEWS: Chinese central government will set regional caps on emissions and leave distribution of permits to provincial authorities

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Oil price slump a "golden opportunity" to price carbon - IEA

NEWS: Lead energy analyst says low fuel cost allows policymakers to slash fossil fuel subsidies without hurting consumers

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Oil companies at climate talks dismiss 'carbon bubble' fears

NEWS: As negotiators make slow progress on a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions, lobbyists insist fossil fuels have a future

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