Category : Jobs/Economy

28 Apr 2016

Vulnerable countries suffer as heat epidemics hit worker health and productivity

Rising temperatures are already hitting the global workforce, and failing to tackle climate could risk billions of dollars in lost economic output and undermine efforts to reduce poverty.

13 Apr 2016

World’s largest private coal company files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the 50th coal company to do so since 2012.

07 Apr 2016

Global wealth faces higher climate risk

Limiting emissions to ensure the internationally-agreed 2°C temperature rise is not exceeded could still leave trillions of dollars of global financial assets at risk.

26 Feb 2016

Brexit: What does it mean for climate and energy?

On 23 June, the British people will go to the polls to decide whether they want to leave or remain in the European Union.

17 Feb 2016

Fossil fuels are now a bad bet, investors told

Owning fossil fuel deposits was once like having money in the bank – but not any longer, investors are being warned.

29 Jan 2016

Copenhagen set to join unstoppable divestment movement

The city of Copenhagen is set to become the latest recruit to the unstoppable divestment movement, with its plan to sell off the coal, oil and gas assets of its 6.9 billion Krone (€1.29 bn) investment fund.

18 Jan 2016

Protesters evicted from UK’s longest-running anti-fracking camp

Bailiffs and police have evicted protesters from the UK’s longest-running anti-fracking camp in Upton, Cheshire, months after high court ordered them to leave so that drilling could begin.

08 Jan 2016

Study: Climate change cuts crop harvests by 10%

Extreme heat events and droughts may already be taking their toll on global agriculture, cutting cereal yields by up to 10% on average, according to new research.

02 Nov 2015

Royal call for switch to low carbon investment

Prince Charles urges investors to play a key role as future-makers by pressuring governments to take decisive action on climate change.

16 Oct 2015

French energy major Engie to end coal investments

Engie, the major energy company partly-owned by the French government, will terminate investments in coal projects in a major bid to tackle climate change, the country’s energy and ecology minister, Segolene Royal has announced.