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Treasury looks at framework to assess economic impacts of climate change

16 Apr 24 - The Treasury has published new analysis on climate change and the economy.

Green groups slam HSBC's new targets for cutting financed emissions

23 Feb 22 - HSBC has published new targets for reducing financed emissions from its clients in the energy sector, claiming they are "net-zero-aligned". But campaign groups argue that they defer important decisions on coal and could lead to the bank financing oil and gas expansion.

$1.5 trillion lent to coal industry since 2019

21 Feb 22 - Banks and investors have channeled massive sums of money to support the coal industry in recent years, according to new research, propping up the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel at a time when humanity is facing a climate emergency.

Climate change ETFs found to be undermining war on global warming

21 Sep 21 - Climate-focused investment funds are undermining the fight against global warming by routinely engaging in greenwashing, academic research has claimed.


31 Aug 21 - Ten years ago, public health specialist Dr Rhys Jones warned the government was likely to face Treaty of Waitangi claims over its lack of action on climate change - the "defining public health issue of the century".

Swiss announce climate disclosure timeline

19 Aug 21 - The Swiss government on Wednesday joined a small number of rich countries that have set a timeline for major companies to disclose the risks they face from climate change.

Farage...from Ukip leader to green finance spokesman

29 Mar 21 - He has criticised Greta Thunberg for “alarmism” and wind power as “economic insanity”.

Mercury makes new green bond offer

16 Mar 21 - Renewable energy generator Mercury is offering up to $250 million in Green Bonds for the second year running.

Japanese bank bids for Green Climate Fund partnership

16 Mar 21 - This week’s Green Climate Fund board meeting is set for a showdown over whether to partner with a coal-backing Japanese bank.

HSBC latest bank to tackle coal financing

15 Mar 21 - HSBC says it plans to ramp up its climate change policies and stop financing coal projects by 2040, as long as shareholders back the move.

'I didn't want Bank of England job' - Carney

15 Mar 21 - Mark Carney earned a fortune at Goldman Sachs, but now the banker wants the financial sector to reassess its values and tackle the climate emergency

Green Climate Fund a 'toxic' environment, insiders say

15 Mar 21 - As John Kerry promises to “make good” on a $2 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund, the UN’s flagship fund faces critically low confidence in its senior management

Hall of shame: Missing the green recovery

11 Mar 21 - The world’s governments are failing to “build back better” from the covid-19 economic slump, the UN Environment Programme warns in a new report.

Central bank turns eye to carbon in investments

4 Mar 21 - The Reserve Bank is reviewing the carbon footprint of its sovereign investments.

Fund stays away from fossil fuels, despite covid

3 Mar 21 - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has bounced back from a covid-crisis slump – and without investing a cent in fossil fuels.

Lower rates if you're sustainable, says bank

2 Mar 21 - The BNZ has signalled today that businesses taking their environmental footprint seriously can expect to pay a lower interest rate on their loans.


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