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Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk

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CLEAN ENERGY. This photo taken on June 7, 2017 shows workers at the world’s largest floating solar power plant in a lake in Huainan, in China’s central Anhui province. Stringer/AFP

Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures should help shareholders determine if businesses are aligned with the global shift toward a low-carbon economy

PARIS, France (Jun. 29, 2017) — Multinationals worth $3.5 trillion and financial institutions managing $25 trillion in assets pledged on Thursday, June 29, to follow new guidelines for disclosing exposure to climate change risk in both operations and investments. Continue reading Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk

Climate changing at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age

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A family leaves their flooded home in Bangladesh. ‘In a crowded world subject to adverse shifts of climate, who would take care of such greenhouse refugees?’ says the film’s narrator. Photograph: Mufti Munir/AFP/Getty Images

Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’

February 28, 2017 — Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation”. That was the startling warning issued by the oil giant Shell more than a quarter of a century ago. Continue reading Climate changing at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age

Marrakech climate talks: giving the fossil fuel lobby a seat at the table

fossil fuel companies such as exxon mobil and rio tinto will be represented by groups such as the world coal association
Fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil and Rio Tinto will be represented by groups such as the World Coal Association through their ‘observer status’. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Is it a conflict of interest to have representatives of coal and oil companies at the climate change discussions?

November 6, 2016 — As the world gathers in Morocco for the historic first meeting under the Paris agreement – called “COP22” but now also “CMA1” – it does so with the unprecedented Continue reading Marrakech climate talks: giving the fossil fuel lobby a seat at the table

Shell begins production at world’s deepest underwater oilfield

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The Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Ben van Beurden, has insisted it should play a part in tackling global warming. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

First oil pumped from Stones field in Gulf of Mexico more than 1.8 miles beneath sea surface

September 11, 2016 — Royal Dutch Shell has started production at the world’s deepest underwater oil and gas field, 1.8 miles beneath the sea surface in the Gulf of Mexico.  Continue reading Shell begins production at world’s deepest underwater oilfield