Climate change policy

cKinetics acquires CaliforniaCarbon.info business and enhances offerings in the Climate Analytics space

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:09pm

It also generates analytical content covering the allowance and carbon offset market, alongside tracking policy design and legal risks.

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  • It also generates analytical content covering the allowance and carbon offset market, alongside tracking policy design and legal risks.
  • "As the climate change conversation becomes more mainstream, we see more countries and states replicating the carbon markets model being used in California.
  • As a first step in that direction, we plan to launch offerings related to the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Market soon.
  • "Our customers have always been our top-most priority and we are happy that they will benefit from cKinetics' considerably larger resources and focus on Climate finance," added Tanwar.

Climate change and aviation

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:04pm

POST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

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  • POST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

    Aviation has a growing impact on climate change, as demand for air travel increases globally.

  • This POSTnote examines options for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aviation, including new technologies, demand reduction and emissions offsetting.
  • The coordination of reducing aviation emissions is managed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).Other emissions reduction measures are implemented by the EU.TheUKshas committed tonet zero emissions by 2050, butthe UK Government has yet to clarify howemissions for air travelwill be accounted for.
  • The Committee on Climate Change (CCC, an independent body that advises the UK government on climate issues) and others have suggested that the UK increase efforts to mitigate emissions from aviation.There are several approaches to doing so, including new technologies, more efficient operations, demand reduction and emissions offsetting.

Net Zero Carbon Emissions (Audit)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

Latest news on the Net Zero Carbon Emissions (Audit) Bill 2019-20

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  • Latest news on the Net Zero Carbon Emissions (Audit) Bill 2019-20

    The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take placeon Friday 12 June 2020.

  • This is a Private Members'Billand waspresented to Parliament on Monday 10 February 2020.
  • If the text of the Bill is not yet available, please contact its sponsor, Sir Christopher Chope MP, for more information.
  • Summary of the Net Zero Carbon Emissions (Audit) Bill 2019-20

    A Bill to make provision for an independent audit of the costs and benefits of meeting the requirement under the Climate Change Act 2008 for net United Kingdom carbon emissions to be zero by 2050; and for connected purposes.

Advanced Emissions Solutions Announces First Quarter Cash Dividend

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:59pm

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Feb. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES) (the "Company" or "ADES") today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of$0.25per share of common stock.

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  • HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Feb. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES) (the "Company" or "ADES") today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of$0.25per share of common stock.
  • The dividend is payable on March 10, 2020 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2020.
  • Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. serves as the holding entity for a family of companies that provide emissions solutions to customers in the power generation and other industries.
  • ADA brings together ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of powder activated carbon ("PAC") and ADA-ES, Inc., the providers of ADA M-Prove Technology.

Christine Lagarde: Remarks on the occasion of receiving the Grand Prix de l’Économie 2019 from Les Echos

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:05am

SPEECHRemarks on the occasion of receiving the Grand Prix de l’Économie 2019 from Les EchosSpeech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the "Grand Prix de l’Économie des Echos pour l’année 2019"In particular, two big ambitions are pervading many aspects of policymaking in ways that create change, but also opportunity:the goal to build real “European autonomy”;and the aim to urgently fight the consequences of climate change.The environment facing European business today is characterised by both uncertainty in the short term and a changing landscape in the longer term.

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SPEECH

Remarks on the occasion of receiving the Grand Prix de l’Économie 2019 from Les Echos

    Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the "Grand Prix de l’Économie des Echos pour l’année 2019"

    • In particular, two big ambitions are pervading many aspects of policymaking in ways that create change, but also opportunity:
      • the goal to build real “European autonomy”;
      • and the aim to urgently fight the consequences of climate change.
      • The environment facing European business today is characterised by both uncertainty in the short term and a changing landscape in the longer term.
      • The short-term uncertainties are mainly related to global risks trade, geopolitical and now the outbreak of the coronavirus and its potential effect on global growth.
      • And, though GDP growth in the last quarter was weak, it was broadly in line with our expectations.
      • So were continuing to monitor closely how these risks develop and how they feed into our central scenario for the economy.
      • I know that, as business leaders, you naturally seek the new opportunities that emerge for your companies in such times.

    European autonomy

      • So its no surprise that the ambition of building European autonomy is gaining traction and has been gathering momentum in various policy areas.
      • Where this overlaps most with the ECB is the international role of the euro.
      • It strengthens monetary policy autonomy.
      • [1] Of course, autonomy should be seen not as an alternative but as a robust complement to global cooperation, which is of utmost importance.
      • But in Europes case, while the international use of the euro has stabilised in recent years, it still lags some way behind the dollar, even for European trade.
      • So, European policymakers are showing renewed interest in strengthening the euros global role and this coincides with the ECBs tasks.
      • And here the ECB can contribute, in particular by providing safe and innovative market infrastructures under European jurisdiction, and by acting as an accelerator in payments solutions.
      • As forthcoming analysis from the European Systemic Risk Board shows, there are plausible channels through which a cyber attack could morph into a serious financial crisis.
      • So the ECB is well aware that it has a duty to be prepared and to act pre-emptively.

    Climate change

      • The second big ambition reshaping the landscape for business is the mission to fight the consequences of climate change.
      • In keeping with this, climate change will be a key part of our ongoing strategy review.
      • We need to extend our knowledge about the macroeconomic effects of climate change, in particular in key areas like inflation, productivity and trade.
      • A recent study found that, out of approximately 77,000 articles published in top economics journals, less than 60 have been on climate change.
      • What we do know so far suggests that climate change will affect monetary policy.
      • In other words, bringing climate change more fundamentally into our analysis and strategy is not mission creep: climate change is also a price stability risk.
      • These include physical risks from natural disasters and climate change, and they include risks from a disorderly climate transition.

    Conclusion

    MetLife a Climate Leader in CDP Report

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:30pm

    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has earned a Leadership grade (A-) on climate change in the annual CDP Investor Report for the fourth consecutive year.

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    • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has earned a Leadership grade (A-) on climate change in the annual CDP Investor Report for the fourth consecutive year.
    • The CDP grades companies on their climate change strategy, governance of climate-related issues, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions disclosure, environmental targets, and climate risk management processes.
    • MetLife takes pride in both our transparency and our commitment to environmental stewardship, said MetLife Chief Sustainability Officer Tim Ring.
    • MetLife has long been an industry leader on climate change.

    Mizuho Information & Research Institute Signs Agreement With Ducky to Jointly Develop Climate Change Tools for the Japanese Market.

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

    The two companies have been working together for almost a year to develop a rough framework for a localised version of the Ducky Climate Platform.

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    • The two companies have been working together for almost a year to develop a rough framework for a localised version of the Ducky Climate Platform.
    • The platform is a web app based behaviour change competition, where teams compete against each other to change their habits and so reduce emissions.
    • The whole campaign is based on proven behaviour change research, which shows that peer group motivation is a very strong factor in encouraging habit change.
    • For more information, or to arrange an interview with Mizuho or Ducky, please email Nigel Powell on nigel@ducky.eco .

    EY announces commitment to be carbon neutral by end of 2020

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

    LONDON, Jan. 30,2020 /PRNewswire/ --EY today announces plans to be carbon neutral by the end of 2020, by both reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions.

    Key Points: 
    • LONDON, Jan. 30,2020 /PRNewswire/ --EY today announces plans to be carbon neutral by the end of 2020, by both reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions.
    • The commitment reflects the EY focus toward becoming a more sustainable organization by improving environmental performance and driving long-term, sustainable growth.
    • It will also purchase carbon credits to offset the EY carbon footprint and invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions or remove carbon from the atmosphere, for example reforestation projects.
    • Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says:
      "Protecting the planet for future generations is an important issue for EY people and becoming carbon neutral this year is a real step forward on the EY sustainability journey.

    Dr. Patrick Gruber to Present at the NobleCon 16 Conference in Hollywood, Florida

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

    The webcast will be archived on all websites mentioned above for 90 days following the event.

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    • The webcast will be archived on all websites mentioned above for 90 days following the event.
    • Gevos products perform as well or better than traditional fossil-based fuels in infrastructure and engines, but with substantially reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
    • In 2005, Noble established NobleCon, an investor conference that has grown substantially over the last decade.
    • More than 6,000 emerging growth companies are listed on the site, with growing content including webcasts, podcasts and balanced news.

    2011-2030 Furnace Carbon Black Market Pricing Report: Products, Markets and Geographies

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:30am

    DUBLIN, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Furnace Carbon Black Market Pricing 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

    Key Points: 
    • DUBLIN, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Furnace Carbon Black Market Pricing 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
    • Furnace carbon black market pricing for China, Europe and North America for the period 2011 to 2019 with forecasts to 2030.
    • Historic and Recent Regional Market Pricing: Developed using the publisher's proprietary modelling system verified by market pricing spot checks.
    • Out of Scope: This report only considers the impact of market forces on furnace carbon black pricing.