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Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe?

A groundswell of support for green finance means headway is being made in the transition to a low-carbon economy, with new sustainable models of finance, the issuance of green bonds and initiatives to level the playing field among banks. 

Carbon trading runs out of gas

Carbon trading runs out of gas

The volume of carbon trading has fallen heavily since the 2009 Copenhagen agreement, and market participants are advocating radical steps to revive the market.

Look to the futures market to solve carbon tax conundrum

When it comes to the issue of global warming, a carbon tax that forces all sides to put their money where their mouth is on the futures market could help to resolve a long-running debate.

TEASER-Green energy feels the chill

Green energy feels the chill

Tighter bank financing, falling government subsidies and rising US shale gas production are all putting the squeeze on the renewable energy industry.

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ECB relieves pressure on commodities finance

The worst of the liquidity squeeze on eurozone banks has eased conditions for commodities finance during 2012, but the business still faces significant challenges.

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Private equity and the rise of renewable energy

Private equity firms have cultivated greater interest in renewable energy during the past few years and with many governments paying more attention to renewables, offering subsidies to encourage investment in the sector, it appears their timing could not have been better. But can the pace of growth be maintained?

European Commission plots carbon markets recovery

A year that began with confidence-rattling fraud now heads towards a new emissions credit supply phase, updated green industry incentives and cautious hope for regional and global emissions targets.

Protests about nuclear power

The nuclear policy debate after Fukushima

The accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami has led many countries to slow down or cease their nuclear energy programmes.

Sir David King, head of the Smith school of Enterprise and the Environment

UK low-carbon sector let down by banks and state, says scientist

Sir David King, former chief scientific advisor to the UK government, believes the UK's policy-makers and financiers fail to support its promising low-carbon sector. The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, which he heads, is working to change that.

The reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation movement, or REDD, was an emotive subject at the UN climate meeting in Cancun

Cancun maintains the status quo

The UN climate meeting in Cancun was widely viewed as being more productive than the 2009 event in Copenhagen, but many in the carbon trading markets came away feeling that too little had been achieved.

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