Global Matters


How much is nature worth? US$125 trillion

Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. The importance

Investment Association seeks clarity on ethical investing

The UK Investment Association (IA), the trade body for open-ended funds, has launched a consultation into the ethical, sustainable and governance (ESG) fund sector. The consultation will seek to agree a definition for ESG investing, and for the processes associated

Progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets

With sights now set on the new 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, renewed efforts towards achieving these targets will be necessary. Following the political agreements between the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers

NZ Announced Record Investment in Low Emissions Vehicles

Low emission transport in New Zealand will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million. “From 100% electric campervans for tourists to hydrogen fuel cell powered buses at the Ports of Auckland to solar panel charged electric vehicles and

Washington DC signs 100% renewable energy bill

Washington DC has committed to plans to source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2032, as part of its Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 which last week signed into law a raft of new clean