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A growing divestment movement gains traction worldwide

The Rapidly Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

There is a movement that has the potential to help the world reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That movement is the rapidly growing divestment from fossil fuels. More than 1,000 institutions that represent over $8 trillion in assets have committed to divestment. By the end of 2014, only 181 institutions with $50 billion worth of assets committed to divestment. There are…

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Fossil Fuels to Account for Over 50% of Global Energy Production Out to 2040

Despite efforts to stem the rising tide of human greenhouse gas emissions, oil & natural gas will remain the dominant source of energy out to at least 2040.

Investments at risk in a warming world

The Impact of Climate Change on Investment

Featured post –  The world is finally waking up to the devastating impact of climate change. Governments and big businesses are finally noticing the concerns that environmentalists have been warning about for years. With the finance world taking notice this article looks at the effects that climate change has had and will have on your investments. Last November in Paris…

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High Debt Levels Put $8.9 Billion of New Shale Oil and Gas Investments At Risk

Besides low prices, falling output and actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, investors face another serious threat: the high levels of debt taken on by shale oil and gas producers. The risk of default is higher among smaller U.S. shale oil and gas producers, according to a new study from Carbon Tracker Initiative.

Turning the tide on climate change in 2016

Optimistic Climate Predictions for 2016 in the Wake of the COP21 Climate Deal

Last year was a breakthrough year for environmental action and the future looks bright for the coming year. In 2015, we saw a slate of bold carbon reduction efforts from President Obama and other world leaders. However, the crowning achievement of 2015 was the signing of the COP21 climate agreement, which has set the stage for even more ambitious action…

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COP21 press conference announcing $3.4 million in fossil fuel divestment

Record $3.4 Trillion Commitment to Fossil Fuel Divestment

At a press conference on Wednesday at COP21 in Paris, representatives from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the California Senate, the World Resources Institute and the London School of Economics joined 350.org to announce that $3.4 trillion in assets are now committed to some form of divestment from fossil fuels. May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, noted that some of that divestment is partial, divesting only from…

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Institutional Investors Engage Mining Companies on Carbon Asset Risk

In the run-up to the Paris climate treaty talks, a network of 270 institutional investors managing over $21 trillion in assets has published a carbon asset risk guide for the mining industry. Concerned about the risk of stranded mining company assets, such as coal mines, the guide is meant to constructively engage mining executives and assure they are working to reduce carbon asset risk exposure, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and finding sustainable alternatives.