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Fertilizer-Maker Yara to Debut World’s 1st Autonomous Electric Container Ship

OSLO – The world’s first fully electric and self-steering container ship, owned by fertilizer maker Yara, is preparing to navigate Norway’s southern coast and play its part in the country’s plans to clean-up its industry. The Yara Birkeland, an 80-meter-long …

India Shuts 5 Coal-Fired Power Plants to Combat Air Pollution in New Delhi

NEW DELHI—India has temporarily shut down five coal-fired power plants around the capital New Delhi as part of its drive to combat air pollution, according to an order from the federal environment ministry panel on air pollution. The Commission for …

Insurers to Hike Private Market Investments; Environmental Focus Grows: BlackRock

GLASGOW / NEW YORK – Insurers plan to increase their allocations to private markets to 14% from 11% over the next two years in the hunt for yield, as they add more money to environmentally focused investment funds, BlackRock Inc …

AXA’s Investment Arm to Divest Oil and Gas Climate Laggards After Three Years

GLASGOW – The fund arm of French insurer AXA said on Monday it would take a tougher line with oil and gas companies over their environmental impact, selling out of laggards after three years if their emissions-reduction plans were not …

Business Execs Optimistic COP26 Will Bring Changes Needed to Tackle Climate Change

A week into the United Nations’ high-profile climate conference in Glasgow, executives and financial analysts said they are optimistic the talks will lead to changes needed for business to play a bigger role in tackling climate change. The business observers …

COP26 Coal Pledge Falls Short on Support From Big User Countries as Emissions Surge

GLASGOW – A pledge to phase out coal gained the support of 23 more countries at the U.N. climate conference on Thursday, but was shunned by big users of the dirtiest of the fuels that cause global warming. The COP26 …

EU Regulator Says Insurers Could Face Climate Stress Tests as Soon as 2023

LONDON – Insurers could face European climate stress tests as soon as 2023, the head of the EU’s insurance regulator said at the Reuters Future of Insurance Europe conference on Thursday. The insurance industry faces exposure to climate change risk …

Coal in Crosshairs as UN Climate Summit Brings Raft of Clean Energy Pledges

GLASGOW – Government representatives at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow on Thursday will turn their focus to tackling the global economy’s addiction to fossil fuels with a raft of new pledges aimed at curbing production and use of oil, …

Banks, Asset Managers, Representing 40% of World’s Assets, Vow to Meet Climate Goals

Banks and asset managers representing 40% of the world’s financial assets have now pledged to meet the goals set out in the Paris climate agreement, as an alliance championed by former central banker Mark Carney swells under the gaze of …

Update: Leaders at COP26 Climate Conference Pledge to Cut Methane and Save Forests

GLASGOW – Leaders at the COP26 global climate conference pledged on Tuesday to stop deforestation by the end of the decade and cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to help slow climate change. On the second day of …