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“Bonds and Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2013,” HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Climate Bond Initiative

Study Shows Growth in Climate-Themed Bonds

Some $346 billion of climate-themed bonds are outstanding in global markets, nearly double that of one year ago, according to an HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence-Climate Bond Initiative’s 2013 study. Growth is expected to continue against a backdrop of stronger government policies and actions — including President Obama’s National Climate Change Action Plan and a possible 2015 international climate change accord, a long with growing investor activism for socially responsible investment..

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Enviro News Wrap: Obama’s Climate Plan; Shell in the Arctic; the Growth of Renewables; Natural Gas Greenwash, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: It was great to hear Obama wax poetic about climate change last week – but a lot of his climate plan involves things he is already doing and it seems that he hopes that Congress can somehow pass meaningful legislation, good luck with those lame…

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A group inspired by Obama's climate speech

Reaction to President Obama’s Historic Georgetown University Speech

Despite what some detractors may say, the speech delivered by President Obama at Georgetown University will reverberate across America and around the world.  June 25th, 2013 will be remembered as the day America committed itself to act domestically and lead globally on climate change. It is not overstating the case to say the President’s speech signals an end to the…

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Enviro News Wrap: Obama to Address Climate Strategy; World Bank Commits Billions to Alleviate Climate Impacts; Learning the Lessons of Sandy (or not)

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama will outline a grand national climate change plan on Tuesday June 25th.  I hope this effort does not turn out like healthcare did, we need a real solution, not a watered down compromise that panders to skeptics. Obama has executive powers…

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Obama Administration Issues First National Climate Adaptation Strategy

Two years in the making, he National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is a call to action. Co-led by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, NOAA, and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, some 90 researchers from federal, state, and tribal conservation agencies, as well as the American public, took part in crafting the plan.

President Obama employs green executive orders to advance environmental policy. His use of the EO is less than many other recent presidents

President Obama’s Green Executive Orders

President Obama has vowed that in the absence of congressional action, he will use his executive privileges to combat climate change. Some who are seeking a pretext to discredit the President have suggested that he is ruling by executive orders (EOs). However, President Obama has signed fewer EOs in his first four years in office than most of his predecessors….

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Enviro News Wrap: Black Carbon; Climate Change and Obama’s Second Term; Extreme Weather and Adaptation, more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Barack Hussein Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. He has increased his lip service towards climate change but his administration has yet to outline a comprehensive plan that either prevents the worse of climate change from happening or…

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