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COP27: International Organisation for Standardisation launches Net Zero Guidelines

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has today published new guidelines for all actors and organisations working to deliver net zero pledges. The guidelines are intended as a "single core reference text" for the influential ISO platform, which provides standards for…

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Breakthrough Agenda: Governments chalk up collaboration priorities for coming year

Dozens of governments from around the world have pledged to work together on a series of initiatives over the coming year that aim to accelerate the decarbonisation of the power, road transport, steel, hydrogen, and agricultural sectors. At a side event…

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Mechanical engineers dub net zero transition ‘world’s most ambitious engineering project’

The net zero transition has been dubbed the world's most ambitious engineering project by the UK's leading trade body for mechanical engineers. In a report published this morning, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) looks at the engineering challenges that must…

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From plant-based diets to electric bikes: IKEA Foundation publishes climate philanthropy hit list

The IKEA Foundation has today announced plans to deploy an additional €600m of funding in climate-related projects, as it unveiled a new study detailing how philanthropic institutions can maximise carbon savings through their activities. The study details how shifting to alternative…

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RBC Global AM launches sustainable investment research programme

RBC Global Asset Management has launched a sustainable investment research programme in collaboration with the Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre within the University of Exeter Business school. The programme, led by professor Chendi Zhang, director of the Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre, will…

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‘Bretton Woods II’: Aviva Investors calls for financial system overhaul to prevent climate collapse

Aviva Investors has this morning called for a radical shakeup of the financial architecture that underpins the global economy to stop financial players channelling funds into activities that are driving the climate crisis and divert capital towards measures that tackle climate…

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The Media’s call to action: Create climate content the public wants to see and read

I recently learned that the phrase climate change was mentioned 12,715 times in television shows on UK channels during 2020. That's not even including daily news programming. Instinctively, I've got no idea if that's a lot or a little, but it…

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Climate-resilient agriculture: Indoor-grown wheat trials result in superior yields

A vertical farming company has announced it has successfully grown wheat indoors using no soil, no pesticides, and limited water. Amsterdam-headquartered start-up Infarm announced today on the sidelines of the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt that initial trials of its indoor-grown…

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Net Zero Asset Managers Alliance nears 300 members with $21.8tr assets covered by net zero goals

The Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative has added a further 21 investors to its near-300-strong stable, while the proportion of its members disclosing initial climate targets has also surged, it has revealed today. The UN-backed alliance's most recent progress update…

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MSCI expands Implied Temperature Rise climate tool for investors

MSCI has expanded its Implied Temperature Rise tool to cover funds and indexes, providing greater transparency for institutional investors aligning their investments with climate change targets. The expansion will give investors access to data for more than 56,000 equity and fixed…

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Study: Only fraction of financial firms have near-term climate goals in place

Less than 40 per cent of financial institutions worldwide have disclosed long-term net zero targets, and only a tiny proportion of these include interim goals aligned with climate science, according to the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Research findings released yesterday by…

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COP27: New Global Adaptation Agenda aims to establish climate resilience goals

The COP27 Presidency has today launched a new global plan that aims to mobilise state and non-state actors behind a shared set of climate adaptation goals for 2030 that span food and agriculture, water and nature, coasts and oceans, infrastructure, and…

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