UNEP Finance Initiative: Sustainable Stock Exchanges

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

  With just under two weeks to go until the start of the 2013 Sustainable Finance Week (SFW) and the biennial UNEP FI Global Roundtable (GRT), I would like to thank everyone for their support so far, and for their commitment to Sustainable Finance. It is this support, that will change finance and finance …

Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

A report from the CDP   Executive Summary Businesses increasingly face the dual risks of climate and policy shocks. How companies build and demonstrate their resilience to these climate risks has important implications for their reputation with their stakeholders and for the value of their businesses. It is for these …

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Climate regulations could cost fossil-fuel firms trillions. Should they be worried? By Brad Plumer, Published: October 25 at 1:17 pmE-mail the writer If the world ever got serious about addressing climate change, fossil-fuel companies could stand to lose billions of dollars — maybe trillions. These firms all have large reserves …

Don’t water down climate targets, Government warned

Jay Owen Advisors' Forum

Ethical Markets Advisory Board member Tessa Tennant is one of the directors for the UK Green Investment Bank, instrumental in guiding the environmental policy in the UK which informed the report “Progress on Carbon Budgets” from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee.   ~ editor 08 October 2013 MPs have …

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007

Jay Owen TV Series

Emily E. Adams www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights41 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight October 2, 2013 Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according …

WRI Digest

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

At the end of September, WRI helped launch The New Climate Economy, the flagship project of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The year-long research project will analyze the economic costs and benefits of climate action. In an OpEd originally posted on Project Syndicate, former President of Mexico and current …

NewNet: Goldman Sachs to buy 19 per cent stake in Dong Energy

Jay Owen Greentech

3 October Today’s Top Stories SAP commits $650m for IT investmentPREMIUM EIB lends €100m for efficient power, emissions reductions in Russia UK’s Good Energy to raise £5m through bond sale PREMIUM Algaeon raises $50,000 as it opens funding round PREMIUM Biofuel developer Cool Planet plans $60m refinery in Malaysia First Maxpower gets …

greentechmedia: To Hell With the Gov’t Shutdown, Let’s Create Some Cleantech Wealth

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

LATEST NEWS: To Hell With the Gov’t Shutdown, Let’s Create Some Cleantech Wealth  Stephen Lacey – October 3, 2013 The Energy Gang explores how to leverage trillions of dollars in clean energy investment. EDF Experts on Fracking-Methane Study: 5 Key Takeaways  Breaking Energy, Conway Irwin – October 3, 2013 A …

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: New Report! City Power Play: 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

Jay Owen Greentech

It’s out! Check out our latest report featuring 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy, with examples illustrating the policies in action and links right to the ordinances that made them work.  Also, I just posted a panel presentation I gave to the Society of Environmental Journalists last Friday, …

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

The UN IPCC backs carbon budget approach The potential for unburnable carbon and stranded fossil fuel assets has today been thrust into the limelight with the IPCC’s carbon budget analysis in its latest report. ‘The Carbon Tracker Initiative welcomes the IPCC’s dialogue on carbon budgets. Their findings are consistent with …