Top stories shaping your industry, week of September 13

Norway swings leftward: For the first time in 62 years, all five Nordic nations will soon be lead by leaders from the left side of the political spectrum. 

Prep for the UN climate summit: Reuters reports that the US and EU are pursuing a global deal to cut methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030, compared with 2020 levels.  

Time to step up! EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen used her annual state of the union address to call on China and other nations to join the EU’s ambitious plan to deliver on climate commitments and to meet Paris Agreement targets. 

Milestone in reversing climate change: Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture and CO2 storage plant, is a first-of-its-kind plant that translates the vision of industrial-scale direct air capture and storage into reality. 

Does sustainable investing make any difference? In this podcast, Tariq Fancy, a former Blackrock executive, explains that real change will be lead by the government and not by Wall Street.  

World’s hottest temperatures are rising: A global BBCanalysis found that the total number of days above 50C (122F) has increased in each decade since 1980.

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