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Xi’s pledge on financing coal plants overseas misses point

October 7, 2021

What is the link between biodiversity loss and financial instability?
Biodiversity loss impacts financial stability. How big is the risk of biodiversity loss for financial institutions?

Speakers: Sylvie Goulard, Romain Svartzman, Guntram B. Wolff and Michael Wilkins
Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation
Date: October 5, 2021

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Will China use climate change as a bargaining chip?

October 6, 2021

Beijing shows signs of changing tactics ahead of COP26 conference.

Read the full article published in English in Nikkei Asia and in Spanish in El Economista.

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For the climate, Asia-Pacific must phase out fossil-fuel subsidies

May 31, 2021

An exit from coal in the Asia-Pacific region is a global decarbonisation priority.
The extent to which the Asia-Pacific decarbonises will make or break the global fight against climate change. As home to 60% of the world’s population, and as the main engine of global economic growth, the Asia-Pacific has been since the early 2000s the main carbon dioxide emitting region, producing about half of the world’s total emissions.
Figure 1: Global emissions by region, 1965-2019

Source: Bruegel based on BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2021). Note: data refers to carbon dioxide emissions resulting from fossil-fuel combustion, as listed in the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Other sources of CO2 emissions, or other greenhouse gases, are not included.
Compared to other

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