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SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Cop26 targets pushed back under threat of being sued

Cop26 targets pushed back under threat of being sued

Countries party to the Energy Charter Treaty are under yet more pressure to reform the agreement following the Cop26 climate summit, with Denmark and New Zealand admitting the threat of investor-state lawsuits has hindered their climate policy ambitions.

Will banks help or harm the carbon offset market?

Will banks help or harm the carbon offset market?

Banks say they can help build scale in voluntary carbon markets, by providing services from market-making to deal origination and stewardship. But some say it is too early for such intervention, arguing that profits still need to go into developing technologies.

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The lowdown on NTU’s landmark sustainability-linked bond

The lowdown on NTU’s landmark sustainability-linked bond

Singapore's Nanyang Technological University has sold a bond that is only the second of its kind globally. If it misses its targets, the step-up money will go into climate research or carbon offsets, not to investors. Capital Monitor gets the skinny from NTU finance chief Ong Eng Hock.

Analysis: Banks’ net-zero promises falling short

Analysis: Banks’ net-zero promises falling short

Despite positive noises at Cop26, analysis conducted by Capital Monitor of lenders’ fossil fuel policies underlines why critics remain sceptical of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance’s ability to get signatories to align with International Energy Agency recommendations.  

Behind the Chinese energy sector’s debut green loan

Behind the Chinese energy sector’s debut green loan

Teess – a joint venture between France’s TotalEnergies and Chinese renewables company Envision – will execute the first green-funded project in China’s solar industry as it bets on the country’s energy transition. Capital Monitor takes an in-depth look at the deal.

Investors ramp up push for global carbon tax

Investors ramp up push for global carbon tax

Climate disclosure does not change corporate behaviour fast enough and time is running out, executives from Invesco and two influential investment associations said at a Capital Monitor event. They argued that a carbon tax is needed to prompt a fundamental market shift.

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