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How the Steel Industry Is Trying To Say "Bye Bye"To Carbon Emissions

Steel manufacturing is energy intensive. That means it creates a significant amount of carbon emissions. Can the metal be created without those carbon emissions? Siemens and other European companies seem to think so, as they are looking at making steel without carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.

Shanghai Stock Exchange Launches SSE 180 Carbon Efficient Index With China Securities Index

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – China’s months-long stock market crisis has affected markets around the world. In recent weeks, five trillion dollars in value has been wiped away as investors sold shares over fears about the country’s slowing economy. It has been a turbulent time. However, there has been a glimmer of hope as China launched its first carbon efficient financial index, in a bid to direct capital towards its growing low-carbon industry.

U.K. Government Urged to Tackle Climate Change for Economic Growth

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A new U.K.

Exclusive Q&A with Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank

TD continues green strategy with the first bank-led green bond in Canada

Unprecedented Carbon Reductions Needed to Prevent Catastrophe, Reports PwC

At least six degrees Celsius of global warming could be possible by century's end if current rates of growth in fossil fuel emissions remain stable, according to a new analysis from PwC, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms.

Google Successfully Tests Breakthrough Biofuel

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been successfully testing a breakthrough biofuel at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The biofuel, made by California-based Cool Planet Energy Systems, is produced using a "carbon negative" process that actually removes carbon from the atmosphere during the course of production.

World’s Carbon Concentration Highest in Last 800,000 Years

"For the first time we have made no improvement in our rate of decarbonization. We have in fact increased the carbon intensity of growth." -- State of Green Business Report 2012

The Call of the Gamelan: Sustainable Investing in Indonesia

The world's 18th-largest economy is poised to be a sustainable development model for developing nations

Truth Comes to Market: Sustainable Finance on the Rise in Nigeria

"We will not continue to take savings and deposits from Nigerians and then lend to companies that will use the funds to destroy the environment." -- Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian central bank governor

Eucalyptus in Brazil: Wooing Investors, Ignoring Science

"Eucalyptus plantations are destructive." -- Anne Petermann, executive director, Global Justice Ecology Project

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