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UK’s First Coal Mine in 30 Years Faces Climate Court Test

Climate groups called a decision to open the UK’s first deep coal mine in more than three decades unlawful, claiming that approval was granted without taking into account all the harmful emissions that it would produce. Lawyers for Friends of …

EU Finalizes Investment Fund Labels to Combat Greenwashing

The European Union’s securities watchdog confirmed on Tuesday final guidelines on when investment funds can label themselves as being “sustainable” without being accused of greenwashing. Trillions of dollars globally have flowed into investments that promote their green attractions, but regulators …

EU Countries Approve Law to Slash Trucks’ CO2 Emissions

European Union countries gave their final approval on Monday to a law to cut carbon dioxide emissions from trucks, which will require most new heavy-duty vehicles sold in the EU from 2040 to be emissions-free. The law will enforce a …

Global Insurers’ Climate Alliance Relaunches After Member Exodus

A global insurance coalition intended to help curb the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions has relaunched with a new name and weaker membership requirements in response to companies fleeing over allegations of collusion by Republican politicians in the United States. The …

UK Firms Told to ‘Urgently Review’ Green Claims Amid Crackdown

Firms operating in the UK are being advised to go through any products and services around which some sort of sustainability claim has been made, to ensure they’re not in the crosshairs of a regulatory crackdown that’s due to take …

EU Parliament Approves Law to Slash Trucks’ Carbon Footprint

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to pass a law to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from trucks, which will require most new heavy-duty vehicles sold in the EU from 2040 to be emissions-free. The law will enforce a 90% cut …

Zurich Insurance to Halt Coverage of New Fossil-Fuel Exposures

Zurich Insurance Group AG will no longer underwrite new oil and gas projects, and is cracking down on clients planning to expand in metallurgical coal mining. The restrictions also entail asking the highest-emitting corporate customers to reduce their carbon footprints, …

Pressure Builds for Charge on Global Shipping Sector’s CO2 Emissions

The European Union, Canada, Japan and climate-vulnerable Pacific Island states are among 47 countries rallying support for a charge on the international shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions, documents reviewed by Reuters showed. The documents, being discussed at an International Maritime …

AXIS Capital’s Syndicate 2050 Gets Full Lloyd’s Approval to Begin Underwriting

AXIS Capital Holdings announced it has received full approval from Lloyd’s to begin underwriting from April 1, 2024. AXIS first announced in December that it had secured in-principle approval from Lloyd’s to establish a new syndicate that will focus on …

Markets/Coverages: Legal & Contingency Launches EV Charging Site Insurance for England and Wales

Legal & Contingency Ltd. (L&C), the London-based MGA that specializes in underwriting legal indemnities and title risks, announced the launch of an insurance policy which will cover the installation of electric vehicle charging points in England and Wales. The “Electric …