EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban…

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Labour hints at giving Bank of England green mandate if elected

John McDonnell welcomes governor’s warning on risks of climate change to financial systemThe Bank of England’s powers to tackle climate change risks in the financial system could be given an overhaul to reflect the scale of the “emergency” facing the p…

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Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firmsThe global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and Fra…

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The financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate change

A new report from the Network for Greening the Financial System shows the industry is key to achieving a low-carbon economyThe catastrophic effects of climate change are already visible around the world. From blistering heatwaves in North America to ty…

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World leaders ignore David Attenborough at their peril | Larry Eliott

Nations should heed global warming warning – and also take lesson from Bretton Woods in 1944Fragile and delicate. The adjectives said it all. The mood at the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank was sombre. The global ec…

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Global warming could create ‘greater migratory pressure from Africa’

David Attenborough uses IMF speech to warn of human consequences of inaction on climate changeEurope can expect even greater migratory pressure from Africa unless action is taken to prevent global warming, Sir David Attenborough has said in a strongly …

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How women can invest more ethically | Letters

We need to think hard about the kind of future our money is going to support through our investments, writes Mary Stevens of Friends of the Earth. Plus a letter from Margaret SquiresYour article on why women need to start investing to exercise more con…

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