Southern European banks set for climate hit, ECB study shows

Banks in southern Europe are set to be among the hardest hit if climate change is not mitigated as their clients are most exposed to natural hazards such as wildfires, a European Central Bank study shows.

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Lawmakers look to low-carbon fuel standards as a way to address transportation emissions

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a new policy meant to slash carbon emissions from the transportation sector, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
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Climate

As President Biden vows to tackle global warming, courts are shaping U.S. climate policy

At a time when the Biden administration is urging international leaders to take climate action quickly, the American judicial system is operating at its own speed and direction when it comes to drilling and mining on federal lands.
Justice

Court axes permits for massive Alaska oil project backed by Biden

Judge Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska sided with arguments by Indigenous and environmental groups that the federal government had failed to consider the climate and wildlife impacts of the Willow oil and gas project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

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Climate

Rolls-Royce outlines plans for net zero emissions by 2050

Britain's Rolls-Royce, which makes engines for planes and ships, outlined plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050 through investing more in decarbonising technologies and, in the short term, using more sustainable aviation fuel.
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Paris to make motorcyclists pay for parking from 2022

Paris will make motorcyclists pay for parking from next year, in a bid to reduce noise and pollution, and honouring a campaign promise by socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo.
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The ‘green vortex’ is saving America’s climate-change future

The U.S. seems to be doing nothing right on climate change. Here’s why we’re making progress anyway.
Climate

Analysis-G7 brightens outlook for new nature pact but pandemic threatens deadline

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Climate

Only quick shift to 'net zero' emissions will boost GDP: Report

Cutting planet-warming emissions to "net zero" by 2050 could lift growth and employment but would require an inflation-boosting $160 per tonne carbon price by the end of the decade, an umbrella group of the world's top central banks say.

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Germany "persistently" broke air pollution rules, EU top court rules

Germany persistently violated EU limits on air pollution, the European Union's top court says, in a ruling that could see the country face financial penalties if it fails to improve air quality in several big cities.

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U.S. views on climate change differ by generation, party and more: Key findings

Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change and express support for a variety of policy approaches aimed at addressing the issue.

Climate

Pope launches green initiative, decrying "predatory attitude" toward planet

Pope Francis launched an initiative to make Catholic institutions ranging from families to universities to businesses environmentally sustainable in seven years, saying a "predatory attitude" toward the planet must end.

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