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Agri investors have a big role to play in the climate fight

With climate change high on the agenda again following widespread youth strikes and a rousing speech from Greta Thunberg, it’s incumbent on Australian ag investors to take action in the absence of federal government policy.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.

Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.

FMO launches forestry investment program to fight climate change

The ambitious project by the Dutch development bank will operate in West Africa and South East Asia.

Australia’s drought policy is of little benefit to investors

The Australian government’s interventions in the sector to subsidize farmers struggling with drought may ultimately do more harm than good.

Can agriculture be climate-proofed?

This year has shown how much farmers stand to lose from global warming. Thankfully, financial innovation could come to the rescue – and provide investment opportunities.

Ahead of second close, German-backed climate fund bets on Indian ag

A vehicle being raised by Switzerland’s Blue Orchard has taken a 27% stake in a weather analytics start-up to help farmers combat India’s ‘leading national security challenge.’

Zero Net Energy Farm project seeks $5m investment – exclusive

The California Energy Commission will provide an additional $5 million in December 2017 for the execution phase of the project, but it will require a $5 million match from additional investors.

Private investment requires public support: FAO

A new report from the FAO of the United Nations warns that agricultural yield gaps in lower-income countries are likely to widen further because public and private investment is concentrated in high-income countries.

Trump’s energy policy to eliminate Climate Action Plan

President Donald Trump has unveiled the first of his administration's energy policy, promising to eliminate Barack Obama's environmental regulations.
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