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Pension funds urged to help UK reach net zero climate goals

Pension funds must set a target of net zero emissions for their investments if the UK is to meet its climate goals, influential figures...

UK companies must commit to green pensions | Letter

Across the country, many leading companies are tackling climate change by reducing emissions and setting ambitious net zero targets by joining the #RaceToZero, but...

Red Cross calls for UK to tackle inequalities exposed by Covid

Major changes are needed to protect the most vulnerable people from the next global emergency, according to a report from the Red Cross that...

Coalition allocates $600m for new ‘resilience’ agency to help combat threat of natural disasters

The Morrison government will use next week’s budget to establish a national recovery and resilience agency and create a new climate service to help...

Carbon offsets used by major airlines based on flawed system, warn experts

The forest protection carbon offsetting market used by major airlines for claims of carbon-neutral flying faces a significant credibility problem, with experts warning the...

What is carbon offsetting and how does it work?

What is carbon offsetting?Carbon dioxide has the same impact on the climate no matter where it is emitted and what the source, so if...

We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate? | George Marshall

One of the key lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is that strong policies require strong public engagement: people needed to understand the nature of...

Rich nations’ climate targets will mean global heating of 2.4C – study

New climate targets announced by the US and other rich nations in recent weeks have put the world on track for global heating of...

Coalition’s $10bn scheme to curb rising insurance premiums in Queensland may not improve affordability

A $10bn reinsurance pool, aimed at reducing expensive premiums in cyclone-prone north Queensland, will leave the government wide open for unexpected cost blowouts as...

UK banks’ support for coal industry has risen since 2015 Paris climate pact

British banks’ financial support for companies involved in the coal industry has risen since the 2015 Paris agreement, despite their pledges to wind down...

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