Fossil-fuel giant Russia tiptoes toward low-carbon future

Business Mar 27, 2020

Fossil-fuel giant Russia tiptoes toward low-carbon future

Fossil fuel-rich Russia has for the first time set out a greener economic path for the coming three decades, in a long-term, low-carbon development plan released this week. It pledges to cut planet-warming emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels, when the heavily ...

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

Business | FOCUS Feb 21, 2020

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

As bush fires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. Nearly a third ...

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Business Feb 18, 2020

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country's carbon emissions, saying Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanize international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow in November. Institutional investors, traditionally wary of singling out governments ...

Protesters occupy disputed German coal mine

World Feb 3, 2020

Protesters occupy disputed German coal mine

Activists occupied Germany's newest power plant on Sunday to protest against a law passed last week to end coal electricity generation, but which environmental groups argue is insufficient. Police said more than 100 protesters entered the site of the Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant in ...