A major study undertaken in 2017 showed that 100 companies may be held responsible for some 71% of all greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The corporations and affiliated businesses will face up to the new realities of the 21st century in one of two ways: Reversing course on “dirty” tech and practices or by doing business as usual. The trend toward green investment strongly implies the former is actually better for business.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg hit out in a video message on Saturday at the “distant, hypothetical targets being set” by governments responding to the climate crisisSource: irishtimes.com
The Taoiseach has outlined Ireland's commitment to climate action at a summit to mark five years of the Paris Climate AccordSource: irishexaminer.com
The latest Environmental Protection Agency evaluation of the health of Ireland’s environment makes clear that playing the green card as a country cannot be justifiedSource: irishtimes.com
Climate Change Minister James Shaw wants to see a new petrol and diesel car ban, to kick in at the same time as the UK’s banSource: stuff.co.nz
Boris Johnson has insisted a green Government agenda will see new national parks and thousands of jobs createdSource: pressandjournal.co.uk
The Government has been urged to invest at least £30 billion in the next 18 months on a green recovery to create hundreds of thousands of jobsSource: pressandjournal.co.uk
The Ontario government delivered a budget focused on COVID-19 Thursday, with record-high spending pouring into pandemic response and tax cuts, but no whiff of a green recoverySource: nationalobserver.com
TOKYO - Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, committed his country on Monday to reaching a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases and achieving a carbon-neutral society bySource: philly.com
TOKYO — Japan's new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, committed his country on Monday to reaching a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases and achieving a carbon-neutral society bySource: washingtonpost.com
Leah Bennett has always wanted to make a differenceSource: theguardian.com
Few countries are living up to their promises of a “green recovery” from the coronavirus crisis, with hundreds of billions of dollars likely to be spent on economic rescue packagesSource: nationalobserver.com
In the early days of the pandemic, many people urged that societies could not and should not return to business as usual afterwardsSource: theguardian.com
The dramatic drop in greenhouse gases and air pollutants seen during the global lockdown will have little impact on our warming planet say scientistsSource: bbc.com
A failure to clearly articulate positions on social conservative issues and a weak climate change plan are often cited as reasons the federal Conservatives failed to woo enough voters toSource: nationalobserver.com
A failure to clearly articulate positions on social conservative issues and a weak climate change plan are often cited as reasons the federal Conservatives failed to woo enough voters toSource: burnslakelakesdistrictnews.com
OTTAWA — A failure to clearly articulate positions on social conservative issues and a weak climate change plan are often cited as reasons the federal Conservatives failed to woo enough votersSource: timescolonist.com
Vienna - Life in the green heart of a nation with one of Europe’s most ambitious climate targets is about to get even greener, according to the woman responsible forSource: businesslive.co.za
Finalising a programme for government proved tough, but it’s just the first of many hurdles this new three-way (plus independents) coalition will have to clearSource: irishexaminer.com
The COVID-19 outbreak is a global tragedy. Hundreds of thousands have died, healthcare systems are buckling, and the future is uncertain for millions of people whose livelihoods are collapsingSource: time.com
The prospect of buying a home is excitingSource: euronews.com
Senior officials have pledged that the European Union’s recovery plan will “do no harm” to the bloc’s landmark goals to tackle the climate crisis and threats to theSource: theguardian.com
Since the pandemic began, pollution levels have dropped, animals are returning to areas they had previously abandoned and more people have taken to travelling on foot and by bicycleSource: euronews.com
PUBLIC bonds will be issued in a “groundbreaking” green investment scheme to help unlock £1 billion in cash in the fight to prevent some of the nation's rarest speciesSource: heraldscotland.com
Private investors are ready to stump up the cash to help the government stimulate the economy and transition to a low-carbon world, a major industry group saysSource: stuff.co.nz
On April 16, the G7 met for a one-hour virtual meeting to discuss measures to address the coronavirus pandemic. U.SSource: rabble.ca
The study entitled The Carbon Majors Report, undertaken by UK-based environmental non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) together with the Climate Accountability Institute (CAI), further pointed out some valuable advice to traditional investors: Given that fossil fuel reserves alone contain more potential greenhouse gas emissions than currently permissible, some $2 trillion in investment funding could well be abandoned whether the standing big oil and coal companies go green or not.
Should business go the “not” route, however, they may find ever fewer investors in the future. As the London Guardian subheaded in its article on the CDP/CAI study: “A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change.”
Green investment is all about allocating capital toward projects with a beneficial effect on the environment, and a number of niche companies enjoyed steady growth throughout the 2010s thanks to green investors. Under a Green New Deal, the federal government would become more directly involved with allocation of capital in green businesses and tech companies, but until then such investment is a sound idea for individuals.
On the macro level, green investment may be divided into five subsectors: waste management; carbon capture and pollution reduction technology; water resource management; alternative energy; and ocean defense/cleanup. Business for green investment work within the agriculture, construction, telecom, power, transportation, industrial, forestry and water/wastewater sectors.
World Economic Forum analysis indicates that up to $5 *trillion* in new investments could be needed to secure a future of 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures, and that growth in such investment has increased year on year by as much as 32% since 2007 – who says a Green New Deal is for socialists?
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