UN mulling extending Kyoto targets to 2014

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Environmental Finance Awards 2010
The annual Environmental Finance Awards recognise excellence in the application of financial markets know-how to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. More >>>

UN mulling extending Kyoto targets to 2014
Countries are gearing up to discuss how to breach a possible gap in climate legislation after the first Kyoto Protocol period ends in 2012 – with an extension to 2014 among the options on the table. More >>>

Climate Institute plans ‘asset owners disclosure project’
Following in the footsteps of the Carbon Disclosure Project, the climate change disclosure spotlight is set to be shone on the world’s 1,000 largest asset owners. More >>>

US renewables financing set to collapse without grant extension
Renewable energy financing will decline precipitously next year if the US Congress fails to extend the cash grant programme, financing experts have warned. More >>>

Environmental risk policy in the works at Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada is working on an environmental and social risk policy to cover its corporate banking operations, and may be ready for implementation by November this year. More >>>

US legislators move to rescue PACE programmes
US legislators have introduced a bill to rescue innovative bond programmes to fund energy efficiency and renewables. More >>>

US faces water supply crisis: study
A new study says climate change will take a “serious toll” on American water supplies in the coming decades, with the group behind the report calling on Congress to pass “meaningful legislation” to reduce global warming pollution. More >>>

2010 a record year for offshore wind: EWEA
This year is set to be a record one for the offshore wind sector, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), but a lack of financing is holding back the industry’s growth. More >>>