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Public finance apprentices are the future of climate change

Climate change is a complex issue, and it’s no surprise that there are many voices discussing how best to tackle it. So, where does the public finance professional fit in to this complex conversation?

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Effort to cut world’s greenhouse emissions may be hampered by a giant accounting problem

Scientists have identified a staggering 5.5 billion ton gap between greenhouse gas emissions acknowledged each year by the world's nations and the emissions calculated by independent models, an accounting discrepancy that threatens to complicate the already difficult task of resetting the world's climate trajectory.

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Carney backs call for climate risk to be baked into company financial accounts

United Nations climate envoy Mark Carney on Thursday threw his weight behind a growing push by investors for companies to more accurately reflect climate-related risks in their financial accounts.
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Carbon accounting should be a basic requirement for banks

There are more than 5,000 banks and 5,000-plus credit unions in the US. While less than 1 per cent are currently reporting the carbon emissions of their loans and investments, this is changing.

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Why BP's revealing accounting move could be a signal for oil's future

BP's mammoth asset write-down is certainly a big story, but whether it's a big climate change story is a trickier question. Let's give it a qualified yes.

Exxon didn't mislead investors in climate-change lawsuit, NY judge rules

Exxon didn't mislead investors in climate-change lawsuit, NY judge rules

New York failed to prove that Exxon's practice of keeping two sets of numbers on the cost of regulations was misleading.
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