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Coverage of green investments since February 22, 2022.

Zero: Oil industry’s plan for climate action? More fossil fuels

"...The best performer was France’s TotalEnergies, which calls itself “a major player in renewable energy production,” including hydroelectricity, solar, wind power and biofuels. In 2022, Total’s green energy resources accounted for a negligible 1. 3% of total revenue..."

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Record-breaking global coal demand set to remain at all-time high in 2023

"...While regions like Europe and the U. S. are showing declines in coal use, the IEA says the new global record for coal demand highlights the need for stronger policies and investments in clean energy..."

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Missing piece in Canada’s climate action plan? Taxing the rich

"...Smoke from a record start to Canada’s wildfire season has made the climate crisis more visible than ever. From B. C..."

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Budget 2023 offers $35B in green tax credits, still trails U.S. incentives

"...Mark Zacharias, executive director for Clean Energy Canada, agreed. “Our suggestion for future budgets is we'd like to see production tax credits for electricity, batteries and clean hydrogen,” said Zacharias..."

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African nations contemplate swapping debt for climate funding

"...African countries saddled with debt and ravaged by losses and damages from weather events like cyclones, drought and extreme temperatures have agreed to consider swapping debt to invest in climate action in a meeting of finance ministers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The “debt-for-climate swap” option is an economic tool that allows a country’s debt to be reduced in exchange for commitments on green investments. It was among several alternative green financing models discussed at the ongoing United Nations conference for finance and economic ministers that supporters say would boost funds to adapt to climate harms, protect nature and finance local communities..."

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Green taxonomy plan may break Canada's climate finance impasse

"...The European Union, China, the United Kingdom and about 20 other countries are developing such taxonomies as a way of discouraging greenwashing and channelling investment to the climate transition. The EU’s taxonomy has been particularly controversial because of its inclusion of natural gas and nuclear as “green investments. ” SFAC says the taxonomy is a critical tool in helping Canada to raise $115 billion annually in green and transition financing, the amount it estimates is needed for Canada to meet its climate goals..."

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Canada's financial sector urged to ‘take off the blinders’ and prioritize climate change

"...The report notes that failing to keep global temperatures down will come at a tremendous cost to the Canadian economy. At 2 C of global warming, Canada would lose $2. 7 trillion in GDP from 2015 to 2100; at 5 C, the country would lose $5..."

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6 green investments to start Canada's economic renewal

"...What's the most effective way to spend that money? Corporate Knights' Climate and Economic Renewal Plan lays out six major green investments..."

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Natural gas is officially green in Europe

"...The EU’s taxonomy defines what is sustainable and what isn’t. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 3 has defined natural gas a “bridge technology” that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, if it replaces coal in power generation..."

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Federal budget boosts electric vehicles, but Trudeau says nuclear power

"...Climate modelling by the school's Delta E Plus Research Group has recently suggested B. C. can't build enough hydroelectric dams to meet both its commitment, and Ottawa's, to reach net-zero emissions by 2050..."

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Ottawa issues $5 billion in green bonds for the first time ever

"..."As we continue our government's record investments in climate action, leveraging private investment will help us meet Canada's 2030 emissions reduction target and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. "..."

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Jobs in green investments

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Process Engineer

"...green and sustainable industry? Here is your opportunity! Cariboo Pulp & Paper is a forerunning producer of NBSK pulp as well as clean "green" energy..."

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"...green and sustainable industry? We're looking to build our high-performing team with motivated, energetic, passionate people seeking interesting work in a dynamic environment..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention green investments.

Financing the Green Rebuild

Duration: 39:07

"...How is COVID impacting the outlook for green finance? And how can green finance be part of the recovery, especially in emerging markets? ClimateBiz caught up with Sim Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank Group, South Africa’s largest bank..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about green investments.

Financing Green investment in cities | Sustainable Development Impact Summit

"...A net-zero carbon future and nature-positive prosperity are possible with more investment in green infrastructure in the urban ecosystem..."

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Can green investment change the world? | DW Documentary

"...Green investment rewards companies that use sustainable production practices and protect the environment..."

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Financing Green Investment in Cities | Sustainable Development Impact Summit

"...A net-zero carbon future and nature-positive prosperity are possible with more investment in green infrastructure in the urban ecosystem..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about green investments relevant to the latest news.

The politics of climate finance: Consensus and partisanship in designing green state investment banks in the United Kingdom and

"...Taking an exploratory approach, we analyse the parliamentary discourse behind the establishment and design of the UK's Green Investment Bank and Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation..."

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Sustainable development economy and the development of green economy in the European Union

"...The EU has set ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, aiming for at least a 40% reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and becoming carbon-neutral by 2050..."

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Green investment under time-dependent subsidy retraction risk

"...Driven by ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions many countries have introduced support schemes to accelerate investments in renewable energy..."

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How China is fostering sustainable growth: the interplay of green investment and production-based emission

"...This study contributes to the issue of sustainable growth debate using time series data from China for the period 1998?2017 and empirically examines the effects of green investment and renewable energy consumption on production-based carbon emissions for China..."

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Derisking the low-carbon transition: investors? reaction to climate policies, decarbonization and distributive effects

"...We find that both a carbon tax and green bonds financing can give rise to trade-offs in terms of decarbonization of the economy (absolute emission reductions), distributive effects and public debt sustainability..."

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Driving factors of consumption-based PM2.5 emissions in China: an application of the generalized Divisia index

"...Therefore, the government should guide investments to more high-end, low-emission industries and encourage companies to increase green investments and use renewable energy and clean energy..."

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Bibliometric analysis of finance and natural resources: past trend, current development, and future prospects

"...This study proposes new avenues for further research concerning the resource-finance nexus, such as ecological footprint, sustainability, fiscal decentralization, green investment, energy prices, environmental quality, technological innovation, financial resource curse (especially the stock market resource curse), human capital, and renewable energy in policy development and sustainability towards the achievement of the SDGs..."

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Clarifying the relationship among green investment, clean energy consumption, carbon emissions, and economic growth: a provinci

"...As a financial activity with the main purpose of ecological protection and environmental governance, green investment has important practical significance for promoting sustainable economic development..."

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The nexus of green investment, high-quality economic development, and carbon emissions in China: evidence according to an ARDL?

"...In the long term, green investment is conducive to high-quality economic development and carbon-emissions reduction..."

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Modeling the Environmental Macrostructural and Social Impacts of Reducing Energy Subsidies (by the Example of Uzbekistan)

"...The developed model structure is based on three channels of distribution of the shock to the economy, the employed and the environment from the restriction of energy subsidies: price, investment and structural..."

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