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Seeking out carbon solutions

July 3, 2006

Climate change brings a new generation of risks, opportunities and responsibilities for the world’s financial markets, report Nick Robins and George Latham.


July 3, 2006

With the Phase I allowance price collapse earlier this year, has the EU got it all wrong on CO2 emissions? If so, what can Phase II do to tighten up the allocation process, ask Chris Leeds and Francisco Blanch at Merrill Lynch.

Carbon trading tilts the conservation equation

July 3, 2006

When Better World Now! (BWN!) was looking for a method to balance its profit driven conservation models it had to seriously consider how carbon trading would affect its business model.

Uganda trials reforestation project

July 3, 2006

The New Forests Company (NFC) is using CDM to help finance its reforestation of an area in western Uganda in its Namwara project.

If Kyoto targets could be met at a profit, would the world see tackling global warming as a problem?

July 3, 2006

Edward Seyfried and Stuart Clenaghan, directors of Carbon Capital Limited, argue that meeting Kyoto should be viewed as a huge opportunity, which can yield not only marked environmental benefits and considerable financial returns, but by improving local social conditions can advance a corporation’s goal.

A new asset class, a new world...

July 3, 2006

The story really started in 1991. Richard Sandor, chairman of Climate Exchange, attended the Earth Summit at Rio. Scientists and environmentalists laid out the issue of climate change.

Building a better world (for investors and whales)

July 3, 2006

After decades of mutual antagonism, Oliver Balch reports on how environmental activists and bankers are entering a new era of understanding through the Equator Principles.

Renewable windfalls

June 5, 2006

Alternative energy investment is increasingly popular with banks that are seeking to diversify their project finance portfolios. Silvia Pavoni reports.

An opportunity to gain from emissions reduction plan

April 3, 2006

Carbon emissions trading may not seem an obvious market for banks to tap, but growing numbers are doing so. And, far from being a ‘fad’, emissions trading appears to fit well into banks’ wider businesses.

An opportunity to be more transparent

March 6, 2006

The International Finance Corporation’s tougher ethical guidelines for project finance are likely to result in an update of the Equator Principles. Oliver Balch reports on what this will mean for banks.

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