A major Chinese state-owned bank said it will support environmental protection but did not specify what actions it would take in evaluating a hydropower project that is said to threaten the world’s rarest great ape species with extinction.
Among the event’s sponsors are three Polish coal companies, and in his opening speech, Polish president Andrzej Sebastian Duda said his country’s continued use of coal do not go against efforts to tackle climate change.
Using green bonds to finance environmentally-friendly buildings is one way developers can express their commitment to sustainable business, but at what point does that become greenwashing? Experts at the International Green Building Conference in September discuss.
Fernando Cabrera –
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
and Magali Delmas –
Greenwashing can take many forms, including companies that use their political clout to block green regulations while preaching the message of conservation. Tom Lyon and Magali Delmas explain why corporate political transparency is key.
While the US$379 million promised for investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef seems promising, Blair Palese of 350.org reveals how the government's latest budget prioritises fossil fuels instead.