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Japan issues first climate transition bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... emissions reduction is a 46% reduction from 2013 levels by 2030, with net zero by 2050. Both the country and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change says this commitment is "ambitious" - however, independent science-based research group ...

Hazardous chemicals a key challenge for investors

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... emphasising that chemicals, materials, and production processes should minimise harm. This approach is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. "Regulatory headwinds are on the horizon related to PFAS, particularly in the EU and ...

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures disbanded

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... monitored but will remain available with resources for materials developed by the Task Force. This follows the United Nations Conference of the Parties COP28, and the release of the TCFD's final 2023 status report on October 12, 2023. The TCFD was founded ...

Finance realignment urged as nature-positive trails 30:1

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... year, while funding with a positive impact reached $200 billion last year - a 30-fold gap. New research from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) compared finance flows to nature-based solutions with the finance needed to tackle climate, biodiversity ...

How to spot a credible transition plan: Energetics

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 4 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... stick with its 2030 target to limit Scope 1 and 2 in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Race to Zero. Meanwhile, the UK is considering making transition disclosure mandatory ...

SDG Loan Fund raises $1.1b of investor capital

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 1 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
Investors have raised over US$1.1 billion of capital to advance the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging and frontier markets, using a blended finance model. Allianz Global Investors is managing the SDG Loan Fund ...

UN-informed tool to assess SDG progress

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 28 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Bloomberg ESG has integrated a United Nations' framework to assess the alignment of companies to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The tool incorporates the UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Sector Impact Map to move needle ...

Loss and damage funds a key consideration for COP28

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... into government, business and investor commitments are all topics of interest at the forthcoming COP28. The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), more commonly ...

New tools available to help investors meet Paris Agreement

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 17 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... while boosting energy production. The new benchmark helps investors compare their performance against peers, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. It demonstrates that impact investment in the energy sector ...

Preparing for COP28: nature and climate integration

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 14 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... integration of nature and climate in reporting. Evan Center, an expert in environment and climate change with the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA), has seen a notable surge in interest in nature and climate reporting and compliance. ...
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