Companies, investors, climate and COP

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COP 36

“The end of the fossil fuel era” may be in sight following COP pledge

Envirotec Magazine

The end of the fossil fuel era appeared to have come a significant step closer with the signing of a joint commitment to phase out coal on day four of the COP summit (4 November). A coal power station in Canock, Staffordshire (image credit: Catherine Poh Huay Tan , CC BY 2.0 license).

COP 130
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The Brief: Environmental justice funding (podcast), clean energy investment, Citi’s social bond, gig healthcare workers, COP kickoff

Impact Alpha

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COP 52

Company leadership at COP 26, and what’s next in this Decisive Decade

EDF + Business

I attended this COP, my first, to learn more about how businesses can accelerate the transition to net zero and to share the findings of a new report, published today, that is a step-by-step playbook for companies to use to turn net zero pledges into progress.

COP 52

The Brief: Today’s Call: Catalyzing climate capital, COP dealflow, Builders’ second fund, lab-grown breast milk, expanding employee ownership

Impact Alpha

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COP 74

COP Spotlight: F1 star turned clean tech champion Nico Rosberg

Business Green

Rosberg took a particular interest in electric and autonomous vehicles, taking regular trips to Silicon Valley, and going on to invest in a number of green start-ups and innovations. Because 15 years' ago, a COP would not have been like that.

COP 49

The Glasgow Climate Pact: What does it mean for Canada’s climate policy?

Clean Energy Canada

Canadian pension funds, often maligned for their dirty investments, have quietly cut fossil fuel holdings by 90% over the past decade, while ploughing $150 billion into clean energy. And secondly, setting clear standards and definitions around what investments are in line with net zero.

Decarbonization requires radical collaboration

Renewable Energy World

How can we radically collaborate to make the right choices – and the right investment decisions – to mobilize global markets and accelerate the establishment of a sustainable, low-carbon economy? News Opinion & Commentary Policy & Regulation COP 26

COP 74

COP Spotlight: Climate Group CEO Helen Clarkson

Business Green

Helen Clarkson: I love a bit of COP. I'm not a financier, but it's clear that they have committed money and it hasn't gone where it needs to go, What is businesses role at the COP, and is it pulling its weight in Glasgow?

COP 40

Oil and Gas Sector Told to Step Up Climate Game or Lose Investment

GreenTechMedia

Our energy systems must keep improving at pace, to become cleaner and more efficient, and this requires ambitious thinking, capital investment and bold leadership. ” The threat to investment is a very real one.

COP 130

Comic Relief founder launches campaign to shift £3tr of pension assets into sustainable investments

Business Green

Film producer and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis, has launched a campaign to help make the UK's £3tr of pension assets more sustainable and ensure it is invested in building a better world after the coronavirus pandemic.

COP 79

'Moral hazard': MPs urge Bank of England to clean up dirty investments ahead of COP26

Business Green

Fran Boait, executive director of campaign group Positive Money, said the BoE risked harming domestic and global climate efforts if it did not take urgent action to reduce the carbon footprint associated with its investments. "As

COP 79

New York’s 122-turbine offshore wind project to receive environmental review

Renewable Energy World

The proposed project from Sunrise Wind , a joint venture between Orsted North America and Eversource Investment, could generate up to 1,300 megawatts of renewable energy and power nearly 600,000 homes. and Eversource Investment, LLC. Follow @EngelsAngle.

Divestment: Psychiatrists and Jesuits become latest bodies to ditch fossil fuel investments

Business Green

The Catholic group said it had already removed fossil fuels from around half its investment portfolio, which is managed by three different equity fund managers, in addition to stepping up its efforts as a shareholder on company boards to encourage greener business practices.

Forget 2050: As COP26 Starts, Five Immediate Priorities for Oil and Gas

EDF + Business

The IPCC spotlighted the urgency of methane reductions in its Sixth Assessment Report, as the International Energy Agency emphasized the cost-effectiveness of solutions, and dozens of countries pledged to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas and other sectors in advance of COP 26.

The UK's short and long term climate plans must invest in nature

Business Green

Anyone who remembers the start of 2020 will recall a time when there was to be a climate COP in the UK in November. So long ago was that pre-Covid time, that the COP would have finished by now.

COP 38

Observers reflect on a disappointing COP26

Envirotec Magazine

One of the high-profile award ceremonies at COP, for start-up success stories, went to a company with a technology to convert industrial CO2 emissions into building materials. COP president Alok Sharma described it as “a fragile win”.

COP 130

BOEM to resume environmental review of 800-MW Vineyard Wind

Renewable Energy World

On January 22, 2021, Vineyard Wind submitted a letter rescinding its temporary Construction and Operations Plan (COP) withdrawal and requesting that BOEM resume review of the 800-megawatt wind energy project offshore Massachusetts.

COP 61

From ambition to biodiversity action: Time to hold actors accountable

Envirotec Magazine

Next spring, government envoys are convening at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Kunming, China, to negotiate new global biodiversity goals for the coming decades within the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). A northern flicker (Colaptes auratus L.),

What COP26 means for climate technology innovation

Elemental Excelerator

This Conference of Parties (COP) was highly anticipated as a critical inflection point where our economies and societies set forth on an ambitious and clearly defined path to decarbonize by 2050 and keep warming below 1.5

Ocean change is exacerbating the climate crisis

Envirotec Magazine

Highlight the connection between nature and global economics – value the ocean’s natural capital to invest in all our futures. Ocean action must be adequately financed as investment in global resilience, human well-being and sustainability. Image credit: Annie Spratt / Unsplash.

Preparing for COP26

Envirotec Magazine

What are the big priorities for COP? Clearly it will be a major achievement for the UK government if the UK can hold a successful COP, so one can only assume the will is there to try to bring it off.

COP 207

Urgent action needed to save ‘shovel-ready’ renewable heat projects, say UK biogas firms

Envirotec Magazine

Green investments on processing sites will decarbonise the supply chain while boosting local economies, creating green jobs and new skills. Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector excluded from BEIS’s RHI Covid-19 Extension.

COP 164

How racism manifests in clean energy

LA CleanTech Incubator

A cop put his knee in the back of his neck and choked him to death, amid his cries for help. We have a lack of jobs, we have a lack of access, we have a lack of money in communities," said Taj Eldridge, senior director of investment at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator ( LACI ).

Banks take major step to turn climate commitments into action for global agriculture sector

EDF + Business

A major theme of this COP — the international climate change conference — is the urgent need to transition from commitments to action. The finance sector must invest in climate-smart agriculture.

The problem with COP26

Low Impact

The IPCC recently conducted a study into the combined effects of all the agreed targets of the countries taking part in the ongoing COP talks. Attempting to maintain business as usual (which is the only type of solution that will be debated at COP 26) will only make things worse.

COP 95

As COP26 Host Glasgow Touts its Climate Leadership, a Stroll Through the City Reveals its ‘Toxic’ History

DeSmogBlog

We organised the tour as a way to shine a light on Glasgow’s colonial past, its polluting present and how the COP is being used by all in the city to greenwash their image,” Pascoe Sabido, a researcher and campaigner at CEO, told DeSmog.

COP 56

The a16z for Climate Tech

Clean Energy Trust

Startup investing today is so much more than just writing a check. At Clean Energy Trust, we take an active role with the 31 companies we’ve invested in. By pairing companies with experienced industry experts, we could accelerate their time to first revenue and prove that the company is an attractive follow-on investment. This one feels like a cop-out, because of course this isn’t unique to climate tech. There’s no a16z for climate startups. There are dozens!

Ambitious partnerships on climate action are taking root and bearing fruit

GreenBiz

For example, the Mission Possible Partnership gets leading heavy-industry companies, banks and governments to create investment-grade “net-zero” sector strategies in seven key areas of the global economy — aviation, shipping, trucks, chemicals, steel aluminum and cement.

Glasgow Climate Pact: Green economy reacts to final COP26 agreement

Business Green

I also want particularly to thank COP President Alok Sharma who has worked incredibly hard to bring countries together. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, we have accelerated action, the COP has responded to the IPCC's call to close the gap towards 1.5,

COP 61

COP26: Taking on the takes

Business Green

For all the evidence the Paris Agreement has catalysed an era-defining array of clean tech innovations and a remarkable shift in public opinion, there have been baseless arguments that the entire COP process is an exercise in futility.

COP 80

Over 80 top UK businesses call on Prime Minister to deliver 'coherent' climate strategy

Business Green

Ahead of COP 26, many of the UK's biggest companies have today warned Boris Johnson he has a 'limited window' to show genuine climate leadership. We need to see strong UK leadership built on a foundation of credible domestic action to carry the COP to a successful outcome.".

COP 79

What business needs from COP26 to deliver on global climate goals

Business Green

Businesses have a stake in the COP outcomes for three main reasons - let me explain. They are already investing in decarbonisation. What do businesses want to see from the governments that's being discussed at COP?

COP 37

House Republicans with Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry Head to COP26 Climate Talks

DeSmogBlog

This group of Republicans at COP is an opportunity for the lawmakers to learn more about the global scale of and global perspectives on this problem, as well as show the world that Republicans are actively engaged on it.”.

More than 50 countries commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

Grist

The announcement at the One Planet summit, which also saw pledges to invest billions of pounds in the Great Green Wall in Africa and the launch of a new sustainable finance charter called the Terra Carta by Prince Charles, was met with scepticism from some campaigners.

COP26 Climate Summit clinches international sustainability standard

Business Green

Sharma added that the UK also planned to get the summit certified as carbon neutral, meaning that all emissions generated by the two-week conference would be balanced by investments in projects that remove the equivalent emissions from the atmosphere. "To

Biomethane could deliver 30% of the UK’s 2030 carbon budget in hardest to decarbonise sectors, says report

Envirotec Magazine

It would also create tens of thousands of jobs, boost energy and food production security, attract investment into the green economy and enhance Britain’s competitiveness on the international sustainable technology market.

COP 230

Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken'

GreenBiz

For example, when social distancing regulations were at their most demanding, trips to train farmers on new practices and discuss investment and financing plans became logistically impossible. Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken'. Cecilia Keating. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 00:30.

COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

Renewable Energy World

Given all of the above, all of us invested in the renewables industry hoped for decisive and revolutionary action from the UK’s congress. It’s fair to say that there has been a lot of pressure on Glasgow’s COP26 to deliver.

New government fund backs natural solutions for tackling escalating climate risks

Business Green

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund provides up to £100,000 to 27 nature-based climate projects across England.

The business of COP26 is business

Business Green

I heard someone call COP26 the "business COP" I couldn't find any official reference of that sort, but I'm inclined to agree. Over the weekend, Saturday was 'Nature Day' at COP. COP26 is showcasing private-sector solutions at a time when policymakers are at loggerheads.

COP 36

Iberdrola Criticised for COP26 ‘Greenwash Gimmicks’ While Expanding Gas-Fired Power

DeSmogBlog

Last year, it announced it would invest 75 billion euros ($88 billion) in renewable energy by 2025 to meet the growing demand for clean power. Before lauding their green credentials and using cheap gimmicks, how about not investing in new fossil fuel plants?”.

How to Stop your Electric Scooter from Getting Stolen

Mearth

Invest in a lock. If you have no choice, make sure it’s parked in a designated area for electric scooters, has a lot of people and there’s a cop nearby. Electric scooter theft has sadly become common.