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US court overturns EPA’s HFC-curbing regulations despite Trump defence

Published 22:08 on August 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:25 on August 8, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

A US Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned an EPA rule limiting the use of HFCs despite the Trump administration defending the case, after two of three judges ruled the agency lacked authority to regulate the potent refrigerant gases via a law targeting ozone-depleting emissions.

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Schwarzenegger unveils online climate bill catalogue to help US lawmakers counteract Trump

Published 11:41 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:41 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday unveiled an online catalogue of existing US climate change laws aimed at helping state lawmakers pass their own measures to counter the Trump administration’s decisions to exit the Paris Agreement and roll back other environmental regulations.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Where will JPMorgan Chase put its 200 billion green dollars?

Published 20:30 on July 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:43 on July 31, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Earlier this year, Moody’s Corp said the green bond market would double in 2017, from $93 billion last year to $206 billion. On Friday, JPMorgan Chase lent that projection credence by committing to funnel $200 billion into clean energy and general sustainability projects between now and 2025, and to get all of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. Steve Zwick chimes in on how that cash might be spent.

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Multinationals use voluntary pledges to replicate CO2-capped operations worldwide

Published 09:36 on July 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:11 on July 31, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A growing number of big-emitting corporations are expanding carbon-cutting strategies from their operations in CO2-capped jurisdictions to facilities worldwide as part of voluntary pledges to the Paris Agreement.

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FEATURE – Off his radar: Low-key approach seen crucial to CORSIA evading Trump’s climate axe

Published 19:44 on July 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:18 on July 30, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement and his wider rollback of national climate policies has raised concerns over whether the country will fulfil its pledge to initially partake in the UN’s global aviation offset scheme, leading many to hope the issue stays off his radar.

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New initiative showcases companies committing to disclose climate risks

Published 17:03 on July 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:03 on July 17, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A platform launched Monday aims to support and showcase companies voluntarily beefing up their climate information in financial reporting, while helping align with the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on the issue.

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In effort to bypass Trump, US non-state actors pledge to collate GHG cuts

Published 21:34 on July 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:22 on July 13, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A raft of US non-state actors have pledged to compile and quantify their emission reduction pledges as a way of bypassing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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Certifier Gold Standard goes deeper into development, teams up with UNFCCC

Published 20:16 on July 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:16 on July 10, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit offset certifier Gold Standard on Monday launched a new standard for projects that applies across all types of climate and development action, aiming to attract interest from companies seeking to align with the UN’s Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Scale of corporate emissions highlights investor power in climate fight -report

Published 13:19 on July 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:03 on July 10, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Almost a third of historic global GHG emissions can be traced to publicly-owned companies, highlighting the power of investors in forcing a cleaner transition, a report has found.

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G20 isolates Trump on climate, shies away from carbon pricing pledges

Published 19:41 on July 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:26 on July 10, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Nineteen of the G20 major economies on Saturday endorsed a climate action plan while declaring the 2015 Paris Agreement irreversible, isolating the US and rebuffing President Trump’s efforts to renegotiate the pact.

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