Austria’s Road to the Completion of SDGs

Austria’s road to the completion of SDGs In 2021, Austria ranked 5th in the Energy Transition Index (ETI), which measures a Country’s progress in three dimensions: economic development, energy security and environmental sustainability. Only Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland ranked better. In the Sustainable Development Goals overall ranking, Austria also ranks 5th with a score […]

COP27: new fund for vulnerable nations

COP27: new fund for vulnerable nations   On Saturday, a deal was reached at the United Nations climate talks to create a fund that would pay for climate-related damage in nations considered to be particularly vulnerable. It would cover damages from phenomena that scientists link to climate change that inflict havoc that is sudden or […]

Are passive funds over-investing in UK fossil fuel companies?

Are passive funds investing too much in fossil fuel companies? The think-tank Commonwealth delved into an issue regarding the financial sector, with particular attention on the UK, but that can be considered a worldwide phenomenon, starting from the US. In the paper “The Passive Revolution” by Buller and Hayes, it is shown that passive investments […]

Investors cautious about Australia’s green hydrogen ambitions

Investors cautious about Australia’s green hydrogen ambitions A particularly ambitious energy venture is currently being planned in northwest Australia as part of a pipeline of billion-dollar hydrogen projects across the country. The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is expected to cover approximately 6,500 km2 in the Pilbara mining region, with solar panels and wind turbines that […]

How Biden’s administration threatens to sink US solar

How Biden’s administration threatens to sink US solar America’s biggest builder for solar farms has recently accused US President Joe Biden of doing more harm to the sustainability sector than the Trump administration, which has repeatedly been blamed for having a “dysfunctional” climate policy. George Hershman, chief executive of Solv Energy, the top installer of […]

MAINSTREET PARTNERS: ESG BAROMETER REPORT REVEALS 70% OF EUROPEAN FUNDS NOT SUSTAINABLE

MainStreet Partners: ESG Barometer report reveals 70% of European funds not sustainable MainStreet’s first ESG Barometer report analyzes the state of ESG integration in European funds, following the progress made since Europe’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) came into effect one year ago, on March 10. It shows that 70% of funds still do not […]

EU presents amendments to the Taxonomy Act to accelerate decarbonization

EU presents amendments to the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act to accelerate decarbonization But the choice of including nuclear and gas energy among the “green” ones was criticized by many On Wednesday the EU Commission, published the final text of its taxonomy for sustainable finance. The taxonomy is a classification system to guide private capital into […]