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California - from electric cars to green bonds

California has fostered the breakthrough of electric cars. Now the sunny state focuses on green bonds.

Greening the economy in Mauritius

Mauritius is famous for its great Indian ocean sunsets, but it also serves as an important financial hub for the African continent. The country is well positioned to play an important role for scaling up the green economy.

Human health vital in updated EU adaptation strategy

With public consultations well under way, the EU is ready to revise its climate adaptation strategy this year. The new strategy needs to include human health as an important climate adaptation measure.

Scientists demystify climate scenarios for investors

Climate change is a real financial risk, but the risk depends on the complex evolution of climate policy, technology, and the climate system. CICERO’s new climate scenario guide explains how investors can use scenarios to evaluate different financial risks.

Making the carbon budget bigger

COMMENTARY: A new estimate of the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) means that the carbon budget to stay below 2°C could be much larger.

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One world or two? Science–policy interactions in the climate field

G. Sundqvist, Des Gasper, Asuncion St. Clair, Erlend Andre Tveiten Hermansen, Steven Yearley, Irene Øvstebø Tvedten, Brian Wynne

Green Bonds and Climate Finance

Christa Clapp, Kamleshan Pillay

Assigning historic responsibility for extreme weather events

Friederike E. L. Otto, Ragnhild Bieltvedt Skeie, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Berntsen Terje, Allen Myles R.

Emissions embodied in global trade have plateaued due tostructural changes in China

Chen Pan, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Shantong Li, Dequn Zhou, Peng Zhou

Lost benefits and carbon uptake by protection of Indian plantations

Hans Asbjørn Aaheim, Anton Orlov, Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi, Priya Joshi, Anitha D. Sagadevan, N. H. Ravindranath