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Bracken Bower Prize 2022: excerpts from the finalists’ proposals

Edited excerpts from the book proposals of the three finalists for the 2022 Bracken Bower Prize The Unstoppable Rise of Private Capital in Public Health How businesses can help or harm the future of healthcare BY VICTORIA BERQUIST  The writer is a doctor, adviser to public and private healthcare organisations across several geographies, and is completing…
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29 November 2022 0

EU’s proposed carbon removal rules open to greenwashing, say experts

EU plans to certify removals of carbon from the atmosphere are at risk of allowing greenwashing and fall short of what is needed to curb emissions to limit global warming, say climate change experts. Under the latest draft of the proposal, operators of carbon removal schemes will be able to register carbon that is taken…
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28 November 2022 0

Rolls-Royce tests hydrogen-fueled aircraft engine in aviation world first

British engineer Rolls-Royce has successfully tested hydrogen instead of conventional jet fuel to power a modern aircraft engine in a world first for the aviation industry, according to the company. The ground test, which took place at a government test facility at Boscombe Down, used green hydrogen generated by wind and tidal power from the…
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28 November 2022 0

Best new books on the environment

Are you an investor looking to make a buck from the shift to clean energy? Or would you like to launch your own green start-up? Perhaps you have zero interest in business and just want to know how to make a difference to a gathering global climate crisis. There is an answer for everyone in…
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28 November 2022 0

Get ready for a net zero business backlash

Has business had it with net zero? This question would have sounded daft a year ago at the UN-sponsored COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, where some of the world’s best-known banks, airlines and carmakers flaunted their pledgesto be part of a net zero emissions future. UN envoys cheered the fact that at least a fifth…
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27 November 2022 0

Catastrophe reinsurance set to soar after year of extreme weather, industry warns

Property catastrophe reinsurance premiums are about to soar as some companies have been forced to leave the market after another year of extreme weather, the industry has warned. The market, which pays out for hurricanes and storms, has been hit hard because of rising costs to provide cover, with some groups reducing their exposure. In…
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26 November 2022 0

Global floods and droughts will intensify sooner than expected, studies show

Record floods and droughts fuelled by the El Niño and La Niña phenomena around the globe, from Australia to west Africa and the US to Argentina, are expected to become further intensified by climate change by 2030, according to the latest scientific reports. A new study published in Nature concluded that the influence of a…
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26 November 2022 0

COP27 delegates rubbed shoulders with energy executives ready to cut deals

Alongside the formal negotiations taking place in the halls of the sprawling COP27 climate summit in Egypt last week, a group of officials from Uganda met fossil fuel company executives to discuss potential oil exploration. “We’ve only explored 30-40 per cent of our oil resources,” said Irene Batebe, permanent secretary at Uganda’s ministry of energy…
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26 November 2022 0

Australian court blocks Clive Palmer coal mine on climate grounds

An Australia court has moved to block an $8.4bn coal mine development in Queensland on human rights grounds in a landmark case that highlights the mounting legal challenges to fossil fuel extraction around the world. Fleur Kingham, president of the Land Court of Queensland, said on Friday that “climate change was a key issue” in…
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25 November 2022 0

Tory rebels seek to reverse onshore windfarms ban in England

Prime minister Rishi Sunak is under pressure to drop the government’s de facto ban on onshore wind in England with rebel Tory MPs set to force the issue to a House of Commons vote in the coming days. Simon Clarke, who was levelling-up secretary under former prime minister Liz Truss, has tabled an amendment to…
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23 November 2022 0