Mathias Cormann nominated for OECD top job despite its criticism of Coalition’s climate change policy

Christel Deskins

Mathias Cormann says the Coalition’s heavily criticised record on climate policy won’t be a barrier to Australia courting international support for him to be the next secretary general of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The finance minister, who announced […]

Insurance Watchdog Floats Climate Planning In New Rules

Christel Deskins

Law360, London (October 5, 2020, 5:22 PM BST) — European insurers might be forced to stress-test their capital buffers against different long-term scenarios for a warming climate as the bloc’s regulators put sustainable finance at the top of their agenda. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, the EU’s insurance […]

China’s coal addiction erodes climate goals

Christel Deskins

China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future. The fossil fuel has powered China’s economic surge […]

UK-Israel Climate Change Innovation Forum

Christel Deskins

Date and time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 5 to 6 pm Israel Daylight Time (UTC+3) Register here. The British Embassy in Israel is delighted to invite you to the second event in the series, focused on Agri-Foodtech. As Climate Change effects touch almost all industries and layers of human life, […]