Enthusiasm for Chancellor Darling’s green investment bank scheme needs to be tempered with caution if it is to avoid the pitfalls of its forebears.
Although the EIB already lends more annually than the World Bank (€79 billion in 2009), it lends only a small proportion of this, approximately 10%, outside Europe.
Recent controversy over the handling of climate data has been seized upon by those intent on preserving their own financial interests, with potentially catastrophic results for us all. The upsurge in doubt among the general public is concerning – but it is lack of understanding that allows doubt and fear to thrive. What messages best help the man in the pub see the sense in tackling climate change?
Like most people, you’ve probably heard about it, but are not entirely sure what it is. You are not alone.
The Jackson Review is intended to address the significant financial risks that come with bringing a case in UK courts. ClientEarth lawyer Sandy Luk explains why it has missed the target for environmental cases.
In recent years Vedanta has been the subject of ongoing criticism on account of its operations and plans in Orissa, India.
A new report claims that those shouting ‘greenwash’ might need to get their own house in order.
The US Treasury Department has released guidelines calling on Multilateral Development Banks to reduce funding to coal power stations.
Royal Dutch Shell will face scrutiny on its controversial investments in the Canadian tar sands at its next Annual General Meeting.
The recriminations for the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Change summit to deliver a more robust deal on CO2 reductions are continuing in earnest.
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), including the island of Tuvalu, has said that any deal that allows a temperature rise of more than 1.5 degrees C is not negotiable.
Through a serendipitous piece of scheduling, a COP15 side event on human rights and climate change was held today, 10th December: International Human Rights Day.
Will there be an agreement? What form might it take? And it will be enough?
In one of the most dramatic weeks in Australian politics, the Australian emissions trading bill was defeated in the Senate this morning for the second time. Australia will now have nothing to show at Copenhagen and it is more uncertain than ever which path Australia will now take to deal with climate change.
Sydney Pollack, the actor, director and producer, has been hailed as a legendary figure, the ‘last of his kind,’ as the Los Angeles Times put it. What is less known is his contribution to the environment.