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Defunct fund pays greenwashing fine

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A now-defunct app-led climate impact fund is the latest entity to cop a fine for greenwashing from the regulator. Melbourne Securities Corporation (MSC) has paid $13,320 to comply with an ASIC infringement notice relating to allegations of misleading ...

ESG in 2024: key trends and legislative changes for the year ahead

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
If 2023 marked a broadened focus on climate adaptation, transition, biodiversity and modern slavery, 2024 is poised to be the year of ESG integration, consolidated reporting, legislative compliance, supply chain due diligence, and managing artificial ...

COP28 key outcomes: what it means for finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS, RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
After 36 hours of tense negotiations, the climate agreement for the first time calls on nations to "transition away" from fossil fuels - but does not explicitly call for a fossil fuel "phase out." The first UN Global Stocktake on climate has resulted ...

COP28: Australia commits $150m to Pacific resilience

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The Australian government has announced it will rejoin the global Green Climate Fund with an initial contribution of $50 million, and allocate $100 million to the Pacific Resilience Facility, to help developing countries transition their economies to ...

COP28: Countries tackle coal as President claims "no science" behind phase-out

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
During the first week of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, Australia and other countries outlined new commitments to reduce emissions including methane, non-CO2 gasses and coal. Several countries and major corporations expressed interest in using carbon ...

COP28 day one recap: US$429m loss and damage fund

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 1 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The first day of COP28 culminated in a landmark deal to help the most vulnerable emerging economies pay for the impacts of climate change. The initial funding is close to US$429m. Host nation the United Arab Emirates and Germany both pledged US$100 ...

Loss and damage funds a key consideration for COP28

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
The shape and scope of a global fund on loss and damage, the integration of climate into biodiversity, and how human rights and the just transition figure into government, business and investor commitments are all topics of interest at the forthcoming ...

Preparing for COP28: nature and climate integration

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 14 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
As the world gears up for COP28, practitioners are preparing for a significant shift towards the integration of nature and climate in reporting. Evan Center, an expert in environment and climate change with the United Nations Global Compact Network ...

Bowen paints mixed outlook for energy future

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Minister of Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen delivered a pessimistic outlook on containing global warming at 1.5C as Australia heads into a "long hot summer". However, Bowen maintains optimism on the state of Australia's renewable rollout amid ...

Forestry companies create global engagement body

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
A coalition of forestry companies including New Forests have launched a collaborative engagement body that will advocate on issues including climate change, biodiversity loss and halting and reversing deforestation. The International Sustainable Forestry ...
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