Carney says business must come clean quickly on climate

Reuters | Feb 14, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called on the world’s businesses to publish strategies for cutting carbon emissions and adopting cleaner power sources by November, when world leaders meet in Scotland for U.N.-led climate talks.

RBS Plans to Cut Fossil Fuel Loans, Be Climate Positive by 2025

Bloomberg | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:50 AM

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc said it will cut the net greenhouse-gas emissions of its operations to zero this year and will be “climate positive” by 2025 when the company will capture more carbon than it emits.The Edinburgh-based bank, which announced the plans alongside its annual results on Friday, also said it will reduce the impact on climate change of its financing activity, which can include lending and underwriting, by at least half by 2030. It also pledged to double its funding and f

Ombudsman opens inquiry into EU Commission’s gas stance

Euractiv | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:47 AM

The EU Ombudsman announced on Thursday (13 February) it has opened an inquiry into the European Commission’s catalogue of priority energy projects, after green activists lodged a complaint about the inclusion of new gas infrastructure on the list.

MADRID – Socialist Sánchez and conservative leader Casado will meet

Euractiv | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:07 AM

Spain’s socialist PM Pedro Sánchez will meet with Pablo Casado, leader of the conservative Partido Popular (PP), on Monday (17 February) in a climate of mutual mistrust due to their strong differences on several key aspects of Spanish politics, in particular with regard to the crisis with Catalonia’s separatist parties, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.