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Just one in ten energy suppliers have made net-zero plans

Just one in ten energy suppliers have made net-zero plans

in the news Cameron Hepburn  12 November, 2019

Only 10 per cent of the world’s biggest energy suppliers have made a dated commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero. read more »


Only 1 in 10 of the world’s largest energy companies have made plans to get to net zero emissions

Press release  12 November, 2019

Just 13 out of the largest 132 coal, electricity, and oil and gas companies have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, research published today has … read more »


Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we learned?

Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we learned?

in the news Bob Ward  9 November, 2019

Bob Ward says that the so called “Climategate” affair set back public policy-making in the UK and other western countries. read more »


The climate election: Five radical environmental policies that voters support

The climate election: Five radical environmental policies that voters support

in the news Bob Ward  7 November, 2019

This article considers levels of support for various climate and environmental policies in the run up to the 2019 UK General Election. In the article Bob Ward warns that getting to net zero by 2030 might prove more popular in theory than in practice. read more »


How to finance a Global Green New Deal

Commentary  6 November, 2019

Richard Kozul-Wright argues for a coordinated global investment programme to tackle the twin challenge of delivering social and economic development while stabilising the climate. read more »


What’s the price of ignoring climate change?

What’s the price of ignoring climate change?

in the news Nicholas Stern  5 November, 2019

Naomi Oreskes and Nicholas Stern respond to questions about the economic impacts of rising temperatures. read more »


US withdrawal from Paris Agreement puts pressure on UK Government to stand up to President Trump

Press release  5 November, 2019

Commenting on the announcement by the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that the Trump Administration has initiated the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, Bob … read more »


Why the fate of the Amazon is a growing issue for investors in sovereign bonds

a commentary by Alexandra Pinzón, Matthew McLuckie, Nick Robins, Gabriel Thoumi  4 November, 2019

Investors are demanding that companies disclose and implement zero deforestation policies. This commentary outlines three further steps sovereign investors can take. read more »


ShareAction podcast on insurance and climate change

ShareAction podcast on insurance and climate change

in the news Swenja Surminski  30 October, 2019

This webinar looks into some of the key findings from ShareAction/AODP’s latest practical guide: Insuring a low-carbon future. ShareAction’s Peter Uhlenbruch, the author of the guide, is  joined by insurance and climate expert, Dr Swenja Surminski from the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, to share her views. read more »


Zero-carbon goods and services need to be at the heart of UK growth

a commentary by Sam Unsworth  30 October, 2019

In the coming years the UK will be competing in a race between economies to become cleaner, smarter and more efficient. The prize? The lion’s share of growing markets for … read more »