Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective

Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective SULEIKA REINERS 26 April 2014 A well constituted financial transaction tax (FTT, or Tobin tax) can not only reduce levels of inequality but also curb some of the destructive elements of financial activity and make a positive contribution to economic growth. Just …

NewNet Daily October 11th

Essential industry insights: cleantech, renewables, sustainability 9 October Today’s Top Stories Brazil’s development bank ploughs $274.5m into wind Solar materials company NovoPolymers attracts investment from Capital-E Fiera Axium and MetLife acquire 62MW of solar capacity Waste2Tricity raises £1m for international growth Electranova Capital invests in smart building provider Enlighted Company » …

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Financial Times covers Climate Bonds today

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/24ce91a8-fd97-11e1-8fc3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz26g9VxPAZ “If you have a choice between two bonds with the same yield, why would you not buy the one that helps to tackle climate change?” In today’s FTFM section. See the rest at http://climatebonds.net/2012/09/financial-times-covers-climate-bonds-today/

Alliance of business and green groups supports Government announcement on carbon targets

An alliance of the UK’s largest businesses and environmental groups welcome yesterday’s commitment to a legally binding target to reduce carbon emissions to 2027. They state that strong and clear action on climate change is essential for long-term economic growth, jobs and competitive advantage. In an open letter to the …