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European oil & gas groups: actively trending towards electric utilities’ business models?

09 Jun 2020

Summary:  Europe’s prominent Oil & Gas groups (BP, Eni, Repsol, Shell and Total) made major announcements in the field of climate change slightly before and after the Covid-19 crisis broke out....

Why we need a shaded taxonomy from green to brown and in between

28 Oct 2019

As a part of The European Files magazine on sustainable finance, Natixis shared its position on the European Union's work.

“Favouring or penalizing specific assets on the basis of environmental c...

Christine Lagarde sees climate change as “mission critical” for the ECB and opens the door to EU taxonomy-based asset purchases programs

11 Sep 2019

Climate change was extensively discussed during C. Lagarde’s nomination hearing 
Climate change emerged as an influential topic during the public hearing of Ms. Christine Lagarde by the European...

1st "conseil de défense écologique" announcement

28 May 2019

Authors: Cédric Merle, Dominique Blanc, Radek Jan
 
 
Green & Sustainable
Finance Watch
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1st "conseil de défense ecologique" announcement, incl. the creation of "France Transition Ecologique"...

“New Horizon” speech from Mark Carney

28 Mar 2019

Authors: Cédric Merle, Radek Jan
 
“The task is large, the window of opportunity is short, and the stakes are existential”
 
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), made the conclud...

Risk weighting adjustments for green/brown assets

28 Feb 2019

Author: Cédric Merle
 
I. Recent recommendations on capital requirements for Brown / Green assets from the French national assembly
 
A report released on January 30, 2019[1],  from a Committee cha...

2018 Climate Finance Day: Our key Takeaways

28 Dec 2018

Author: Cédric Merle
Green & Sustainable Finance Watch
Topics of the day: Climate Finance Day
Our key takeaways
 
A few days ahead of COP 24 in Poland, the 4th edition of the Climate Finance Day su...

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