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China gets to grip with green bonds but net zero goal still way off 

China gets to grip with green bonds but net zero goal still way off 

China moved past the US in global green bond issues in the first quarter of this year – driven by Beijing’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2060 – but analysts say the country still faces having to raise $21.33 trillion of debt financing over the next 40 years …

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China is waking up to the phenomenon of sustainable investment  

China is waking up to the phenomenon of sustainable investment  

ESG and sustainable investing is a big, important issue. Right now, there is possibly no bigger issue globally than the focus on ESG investing. And the flow of funds into ESG or sustainable investment mandates has accelerated under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not just a western …

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Taking green hydrogen to the next level with fossil fuel cost parity 

Taking green hydrogen to the next level with fossil fuel cost parity 

Europe continues to take the global lead in green hydrogen development, seemingly leaving the rest of the world in its rear view mirror. Even more remarkable is that its pivot to the cleanest of all fuel choices comes amid the worst health crisis to hit the planet in more than …

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Post-Covid stimulus a ‘unique chance to tackle climate change’ 

Post-Covid rescue packages a ‘unique chance to tackle climate change’ 

Post-Covid recovery stimulus need to target green issues more, in what will be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to clean up the planet, say experts. Of a total of $14.9 trillion in stimulus spending announced globally since the pandemic began, so far $1.8 trillion has been set aside to deal with the …

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Renewables fund targeting green power in US, Japan and Taiwan 

Renewables fund targeting green power in US, Japan and Taiwan 

Macquarie, the world’s largest infrastructure investor, has raised $1.93 billion for its second global renewables fund, targeting wind and solar projects in the United States, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.The fund manager, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), said it had drawn investment from 32 institutions, including pension schemes, insurers and …

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Will Biden force China into a green energy investment race?

Will Biden force China into a green energy investment race?

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has hit the ground running after only a few days in office, with ambitious plans unveiled and a score of executive orders signed reversing much of the Trump administration's environmental and energy regulations. The 78-year-old president is also poised to make good on his …

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Asian insurers see green future from phasing out fossil fuel investment

Asian insurers see green future from phasing out fossil fuel

(ATF) Insurance does not seem an obvious component of cutting carbon emissions, in comparison with tax breaks, government subsidies, bans, and corporate divestments of carbon assets. But insurers – along with the world’s biggest fund managers – say they are playing an important but largely hidden role in promoting a …

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