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Climate Bonds Market Comes Of Age As Investors Buy In To Green Finance
Mike Scott / Forbes

This may be the year that climate bonds come of age. It’s an asset class that has grown up fast. In just a few years, the market for debt instruments that finance projects that help to tackle climate change, also known as green bonds, has increased hugely.

MH17 and Putin’s information war
Josef Federman / Associated Press

The Obama administration on Thursday vowed to keep a closer watch on all areas of Shell’s Arctic drilling operations- from initial deployment to demobilization- before allowing the company to hunt for oil in the region again.

The Polish Case For Tougher Russia Sanctions

In the wake of the Malaysian airliner’s downing, many Europeans are now calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. Among them is Radek Sikorski, Poland’s foreign minister, who explains to Robert Siegel why the West should ratchet up sanctions

US airlines are still flying over these war zones
Roya Wolverson / Quartz

Yesterday America’s airline regulator ordered the country’s airlines to temporarily suspend flights to Israel—but some had already started doing so, perhaps jumpy after last week’s downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine. It shows just how murky the rules are about flying over conflict zones, and raises the question: Where else are civilian air travelers unknowingly traipsing across war zones?

Amid CAR’s Bloodshed, Thousands Dead And Little Help For The Living

Sectarian violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic just over a year ago. According to Sylvain Groulx of Doctors Without Borders, the conflict’s casualty count is staggering: One in three families there have lost at least one family member.

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Four Key Challenges to Increasing U.S. Private Investment in Chinese Shale Gas
Andrew Holland

China has watched the U.S. success in unconventional oil and natural gas production closely and has plans to replicate it at home. Estimates by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) of June 2013 fuel such plans by suggesting that China might have the world’s largest technically recoverable shale gas resources with up to 1,115 trillion cubic feet.

Climate Change and Security Deep in the Heart of Texas – San Antonio
Andrew Holland

On Tuesday, June 10, representatives of the American Security Project visited San Antonio, Texas for a series of meetings, public events, and briefings on how climate change is affecting security, and how institutions in the region are planning for it.

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July 30 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

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