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climate change

BlackRock's Fink wants more sustainability data from private cos
Business & Finance

BlackRock's Fink wants more sustainability data from private cos

  • "If large private companies are not held to the same level of scrutiny as public companies, we will create an unintended incentive to shift carbon-intensive assets to markets with less transparency and, often, less regulation," Fink wrote.
  • Fink's language was more specific than in a January memo in which he said climate disclosures "should be embraced" by large private companies.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 06:49pm
Kerry: US 'hopeful' it can work with China to tackle climate change
World

Kerry: US 'hopeful' it can work with China to tackle climate change

  • Sino-US relations have been strained in recent years by disagreements about trade, China's treatment of its Uighur minority, as well as China's actions in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • Kerry said the countries would discuss how to reduce a reliance on coal, as well as how to "raise ambitions" on climate change ahead of November's conference.
Published 03 Apr, 2021 09:26pm
U.S. envoy Kerry heads to India to try and lift 'climate ambition'
World

U.S. envoy Kerry heads to India to try and lift 'climate ambition'

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is facing calls from the United States and Britain to commit India to a net zero emissions target by 2050
  • Kerry will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh, which experts say is especially vulnerable to climate change
Published 01 Apr, 2021 01:55pm
Canada's top court upholds pillar of Trudeau's plan to fight climate change
World

Canada's top court upholds pillar of Trudeau's plan to fight climate change

  • Noting that climate change is a threat to the country as a whole, the country's top court upheld the legality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which had been challenged by the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
  • "Parliament has jurisdiction to enact this law as a matter of national concern," Chief Justice Richard Wagner wrote in the ruling.
Updated 25 Mar, 2021 07:34pm