• Atmospheric CO2 /Parts per Million /Annual Averages /Data Source: noaa.gov

  • 1980338.91ppm

  • 1981340.11ppm

  • 1982340.86ppm

  • 1983342.53ppm

  • 1984344.07ppm

  • 1985345.54ppm

  • 1986346.97ppm

  • 1987348.68ppm

  • 1988351.16ppm

  • 1989352.78ppm

  • 1990354.05ppm

  • 1991355.39ppm

  • 1992356.1ppm

  • 1993356.83ppm

  • 1994358.33ppm

  • 1995360.18ppm

  • 1996361.93ppm

  • 1997363.04ppm

  • 1998365.7ppm

  • 1999367.8ppm

  • 2000368.97ppm

  • 2001370.57ppm

  • 2002372.59ppm

  • 2003375.14ppm

  • 2004376.96ppm

  • 2005378.97ppm

  • 2006381.13ppm

  • 2007382.9ppm

  • 2008385.01ppm

  • 2009386.5ppm

  • 2010388.76ppm

  • 2011390.63ppm

  • 2012392.65ppm

  • 2013395.39ppm

  • 2014397.34ppm

  • 2015399.65ppm

  • 2016403.09ppm

  • 2017405.22ppm

  • 2018407.62ppm

  • 2019410.07ppm

  • 2020412.44ppm

  • 2021414.72ppm

  • 2022418.56ppm

  • 2023421.08ppm

Georgie Lee

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COP27: developed countries ‘failing on $1bn a year mobilisation pledge’

Several nations had expected to deliver urgent funding by 2022 or 2023 at COP26 in Glasgow last year.

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London Pensions Fund Authority publishes investor net-zero plan

Fund “hopes to include scope 3 emissions next year” as more defensive data becomes available.

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FCA’s disclosure proposals call for ‘higher ambition and intentionality’

The UK regulator’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements will introduce a tougher regime for retail and institutional investors.

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Threat of legal action under Energy Charter Treaty has ‘knock-on effect on the ability of investors to meet their net-zero goals’.

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Just 14% of insurers said governments were prepared for climate risk, down from 19% last year.

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Countries must agree on the development of carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, says 7IM investment manager.

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Ninety One: ‘only 16% of asset owners invest in emerging market transition finance’

Planetary Pulse report suggests there is insufficient cross-border public and private finance to fill the shortfall.

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But some experts question if it goes far enough for the largest carbon-emitting sector after energy

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In conversation with GLIL’s Dr Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

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Canada’s Pathways Alliance ‘stagnating on emissions pledges’

Ceres oil and gas director calls for time-bound transition plans in response to findings of Pembina Institute report.

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Toyota investors condemn hybrid lobby efforts, as Japan backpedals on EVs

Efforts to shift Japanese government’s stance on hybrid electric vehicles gives the automotive manufacturer ‘global laggard’ status.

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Germany to reserve 2% of land for wind farming

Government to accelerate programme to source 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030.

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Western Australia to close major coal mines

Journey out of fossil fuels marks a precedent for nation, though its timeline could pose significant transition risks.

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GFANZ sets out guidance for FIs to reduce real-economy emissions

The global coalition of financial institutions is seeking responses to its draft net-zero transition plan framework.

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Exxon shareholders vote down activist resolution to cut emissions

Pro-climate board members appointed last year “have no influence on the most crucial issue,” says activist group head.

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Quantification and monitoring standards required to scale CCS, say investors

Private sector investment requires ‘deep understanding’ of various capture technologies.

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Regulators must consider TCFD burden on smaller schemes, say experts

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Investors must prioritise biodiversity and natural capital risk, says asset manager

Nature damage could pose a ‘more significant risk’ to GDP than climate change, says Jupiter sustainable investment head.

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Chinese regulator hints at compliance with ISSB disclosures

The CSRC will report disclosures by Chinese companies to the International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO), reports Georgie Lee