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Japan innovates with climate bonds to fund green technology

Japan, leveraging its technological prowess, has become the first country to issue sovereign bonds specifically for funding climate change initiatives and green technology.

Julian Ryall reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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What are green bonds? How to make money funding a neighbor's solar panels

Last month, I bought my first Green Liberty Bond. Modeled on the war bonds that raised billions of dollars to fight World War II, my Green Liberty Bond aims to win the fight against climate change — at least in Connecticut.

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Swift action on green financing is key to combating climate change

As President Joe Biden and the Securities and Exchange Commission consider enhanced climate-risk reporting and stepped-up climate change mitigation initiatives, there is one key area that demands his Administration's greater attention – greening of the financial markets.

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Funding for climate disasters 'failing' those most vulnerable, says IFRC

The number of disasters caused by extreme weather and climate-related events is surging, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says, but funding is not getting to where it is most needed.

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The future’s not in plastics: Why plastics demand won’t rescue the oil sector

The oil and petrochemical industries are betting their future growth prospects on demand for plastics. But plastics demand is likely to peak as the world starts to transition from a linear plastic system to a circular one and governments act to hit climate targets.

Bond delivers with hyperlocal, electric-trike-driving couriers

Bond delivers with hyperlocal, electric-trike-driving couriers

Bond is opening a series of small warehouses in basements and storefronts to do delivery differently than the big carriers, in the hopes of making urban delivery quicker and lower-emission.
California Gov. Brown jabs at Trump in final state of state address

California Gov. Brown jabs at Trump in final state of state address

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday delivered his 16th and final State of the State address, jabbing at U.S. President Donald Trump while noting his own success rebuilding the budget, boosting education and fighting climate change.