North America

ESG investing now open to US public pension investors

The Department of Labor announced a final rule allowing plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other ESG factors when they select retirement investments

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US commits to zero-emissions heavy trucks

The US has pledged to sell all zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses by 2040, signing the Global MoU on Zero-Emission trucks at COP27

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First coral reef insurance policy issued in the US

The policy covers tropical storms for reefs in Hawaii and is the second of such policies after one was purchased to cover hurricane damage in Mexico.

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US wants to sanction criminals behind deforestation in Brazil

The plan represents a change in the US strategy to tackle climate change, adding sanctions to its toolkit of tax incentives and multilateral agreements.

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Canada unveils first climate adaptation strategy

Canada's strategy sets targets for preventing extreme heat deaths, reversing species loss and protecting homes, with CAD$1.6Bn ($1.2Bn) invested over 5 years.

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CPPIB will sell companies that don’t take ESG seriously

Canada's biggest pension fund, with CAD$523Bn ($390Bn) under management, is ready to cut ties with companies that aren’t committed to their net-zero targets

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California releases plan to achieve net-zero by 2045

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its updated proposal to implement the 'most ambitious climate action of any jurisdiction in the world' .

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DOE announces $13Bn to modernize the US power grid

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $13Bn in new financing opportunities for the expansion and modernization of the US power grid

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J.B. Hunt to reduce emissions by 32% by 2034

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, one of the largest North American supply chain solutions providers set to reduce its carbon emission intensity by 32% by 2034

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Canada, partners, roll out Global Carbon Pricing Challenge

The Global Carbon Pricing Challenge encourages countries to work toward a collective goal of covering 60% of global emissions by 2030, up from 23% in 2022.

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US introduces new carbon trading scheme for clean energy

US climate envoy John Kerry unveiled a new voluntary carbon trading market scheme to boost private investment in clean energy projects in developing countries

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US EPA ups social costs of carbon, methane, in latest report

In a new report, the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) set the social cost of carbon at a minimum of $120/t, the social cost of methane at a minimum $1,300/t.

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