Policy headlines in 2017 were dominated by Trump's intervention to slow climate action, but other more encouraging news included the growing divestment and responsible finance movements, and recognition of women's capacity to drive change.
National Australia Bank (NAB) has become the first of Australia's 'Big Four' to have a formal policy to stop lending to new coal mining projects. Climate campaigners have welcomed this, but say NAB needs to exit coal power stations too.
Desmond Tutu –
The Nobel Peace Prize celebrates individuals who further human rights and peace, but the Nobel Foundation remains invested in fossil fuel companies, a major driver of climate change. This has to change, says Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
and Christian Thimann, and Axel Weber –
The financial industry urgently needs to get involved in climate change efforts—here's how the industry needs to change its own investment and decision-making practices to finance positive change.
Luke Kemp –
More institutions are putting their money where their mouth is, and pulling funds from fossil fuels. But it's the smaller players rather than the goliaths of industry that are really stealing the show.