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Fifty-cent euro coins are displayed at Belgium's Royal Mint in Brussels December 8, 2011. European Union leaders will discuss proposals for tighter euro zone integration on December 8-9, with the aim of bringing deficits and debt much more strictly into check, a move that may give the European Central Bank room to step up purchases of sovereign bonds and reassure financial markets.Credit: REUTERS

13 Apr 2017

Ethical investment tide lifts ‘greenwash’ concerns

By Cecile Lefort and Jonathan Barrett | April 13 2017 (Reuters) Investors are ploughing ever more into ethical funds to back their views on issues such as global warming and […]

File photo of a worker mounting 320 square metres of solar panels on the roof of a farmstead barn in Binsham near Landshut March 21, 2012. Six years ago Capital Stage was a small investment holding company. Today it is a renewable energy utility producing nearly 200 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind power that posted operating earnings of 25 million euros in 2011. Germany's energy industry needs to achieve a similar transformation on a massive scale to meet a looming capacity gap prompted by the government's decision to exit nuclear power. If Germany's energy revolution -- heralded as the "Energiewende" -- succeeds, it could become a model for other industrialised countries seeking to curb both greenhouse gas emissions and their dependence on imported energy. If it fails, the backlash will be huge.Credit: REUTERS

13 Apr 2017

China solar, wind to attract $780 billion investment by 2030 – research report

By David Stanway | April 13 2017 (Reuters) China’s wind and solar sectors could attract as much as 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investment between 2016 and 2030 as the […]

The Mercedes logo is shown as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, United States November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

13 Apr 2017

Mercedes-Benz undecided if it will sell future U.S. diesels

By David Shepardson | April 13 2017 (Reuters) Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz USA chief said the German automaker has not decided whether to resume selling diesel vehicles in the United States. […]

North and South Tarawa are seen from the air in the central Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Kiribati consists of a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. May 23, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

11 Apr 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The view of climate change from 3 islands

You won’t find climate skeptics living on these islands.  For them, climate change equates to being irreparably and deliberately harmed by the rest of the world.  Here are three stories […]

To match Reuters Life! WINE-ITALY/MASSETO. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

7 Apr 2017

Cities must lure private dollars fast to meet climate goals

By Alex Whiting | April 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Cities must find ways to tap major private investment fast if they are to build the “green” infrastructure needed to help […]

Electric power windmills and lines are seen on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal August 2, 2016. Picture taken August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

30 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Xcel Energy, Climate Leader’s vision for 2050

29 March 2017 Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions performance, and reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As […]

The moon rises over Arctic ice near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.  Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

28 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Economic growth intertwined with climate stewardship

Source: World Resources Institute | 28 March 2017 STATEMENT: Trump Executive Order a Sweeping Attack on U.S. Climate Action According to media reports, President Trump will sign a sweeping Executive […]

The Mercedes logo is shown as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, United States November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

27 Mar 2017

French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe

By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume || March 27 2017 (Reuters) Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the carmaker’s parent Daimler (DAIGn.DE) on Friday, alleging consumer fraud […]

Houses sit along what was once Surf Street at the ocean's edge in Saco, Maine November 19, 2012. In the aftermath of the historic floods caused by Superstorm Sandy, some city leaders have begun to argue for the construction of sea walls capable of shielding the U.S. coastline from ever more intense storms. But in Saco, Maine, storm protection comes in a far less glamorous package. Along what used to be Surf Street, owners of beachfront houses are jacking their homes up to allow storm surges from Saco Bay to flow underneath them. To match feature STORM-SANDY/ADAPTATION.Credit: REUTERS

24 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Focusing on long-term value

By Tim Nixon, Managing Editor, Thomson Reuters Sustainability | 23 March 2017 In an extraordinary event roughly three weeks ago in NYC, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) hosted a pioneering, cross-sector CEO Investor Forum, […]

A dry pipe drips water on Gless Ranch in Kern County, California, in this file photo taken July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

23 Mar 2017

UK water company hit with record fine for polluting River Thames

By Alistair Smout | March 23 2017 (Reuters) One of Britain’s biggest water companies was handed a record 20 million pound ($25 million) fine on Wednesday for pumping sewage into […]

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