climate change investment News

  • Banking sector criticised for ‘skin deep’ attempts to tackle climate change

    The global banking sector is threatening to undermine the Paris Agreement by failing to adequately capture the risks and opportunities of climate change. That is according to a new report from Boston Common Asset Management, which warns investors that the majority of banks have failed to restrict financing of coal – the most carbon intensive energy source. ...

  • The changing climate of investment

    Bio-diversity, climate change, social responsibility, and ecorestoration are not words normally associated with decision-making in the corridors of power in the international finance and investment community. But increasingly there are signs of a greater engagement to mobilize private finance and capital markets in support sustainable development. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of the United ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Measuring the investment risks of climate change

    New Carbon Strategy Indices for Australia, Europe and Japan have been launched by global index provider the FTSE Group, in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project and ENDS Carbon. The indices are designed to help investors reduce the long-term investment risks associated with climate change and related regulation in these markets. David Harris, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Investment managers lagging on climate change

    Although there is overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is underway and governments are imposing regulations to curb greenhouse gases, the vast majority of the world's largest investment managers are not factoring climate-related trends into their short- and long-term investment decision-making, the result being significant 'hidden risks' in the trillions of dollars of investment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Water tariffs will need to rise by 5.9% a year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, new GWI report finds

    A new market report published by GWI has found that water tariffs will need to increase by 5.9% each year in order to generate the $449 billion of annual investment required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation by 2030, and maintain existing infrastructure. The report comes at a time when the funding model for water infrastructure is evolving to incorporate more ...

  • Climate Change – What are the investment risks and opportunities?

    A new report from Mercer modelling the potential impact of climate change on investments, has found investors cannot ignore the implications for investment returns. The research reveals investors can manage the risk most effectively by looking ‘under the hood’ of their portfolios and factoring climate change into their risk modelling, which requires a significant behavioral shift for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Unfinished business on climate change investment funds

    This week’s first-ever CIF Partnership Forum must ensure that new Clean Technology Funds will help developing countries quickly transition to zero-carbon technologies. Climate change will take center stage at this week’s Annual Meetings of the World Bank group and the IMF, as the Board of Governors approve the Bank’s Strategic Framework for Climate Change and Development (SFCCD). Ten countries so ...

  • Canada invests in climate change solutions in developing countries

    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, has announced a series of initiatives to support climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries. "Canada continues to deliver on its commitment to support developing countries in their efforts to address climate change," said Minister Kent, speaking at the UN Climate Summit underway in Doha, Qatar. "Canadian fast-start financing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate Capital Network launches global market for climate change investments

    Today sees the official launch of a global network mobilizing and accelerating investments to tackle climate change at www.climatecapital.net. Climate Capital Network™ will attract and facilitate massive capital flow from investors and philanthropists, to ventures and projects that mitigate and compensate greenhouse gases (GHG) globally. Michael Mathres, Partner & Co-Founder says: “The Kyoto ...


    By Climate Capital Network

  • Federal government to invest $400 million for international climate change efforts

    The government of Canada is to invest $400 million as the 2010 portion of Canada"s financing promised by developed countries under the Copenhagen Accord. "This is an important announcement for Canada and for the global community," said Minister Prentice. "Through this investment, we are working to help developing countries reduce their emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change." ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • What’s the future of the climate investment funds?

    The committees governing the $7 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) – the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) – will meet in Istanbul this week. ...

  • China acts on climate change

    China introduces new environmental legislation laws to combat climate change, reports EnvidoChina has announced its first climate change resolution and plans to draw up new laws to combat climate change.The announcement by National People's Congress, the country’s governing power, is timed to strengthen China's negotiating position as it prepares a new announcement on carbon emissions policy ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Climate change and the Thames Estuary

    Critical research findings that will help plan future flood risk in the Thames Estuary were revealed recently as part of the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 Project — a project that considers an adaptive approach for planning for future flood risk in the Estuary. The results, released at the international conference Climate change impacts and adaptation: Dangerous rates of change at ...


    By The Met Office

  • Climate change and international security

    The report Climate Change and International Security presented by the Council of the European Union discusses the potential security threats resulting from climate change, and measures that can be taken to mitigate such threats. Climate change is best viewed as a threat multiplier which exacerbates existing trends, tensions and instability. The core challenge is that climate change threatens to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change and Rio+20

    Despite 1992 Rio Earth Summit being the birthplace of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change doesn’t have a major place on this year’s official Rio+20 agenda. But we shouldn’t assume that it’s a forgotten issue. In fact, ...

  • Growing older in a changing climate

    In many European countries, the average age of the population is increasing. Researchers believe that the dual problems of age and climate change should be considered when developing policy. A new report on the UK population details particular issues faced by the over 50s relating to climate change, and puts forward five key recommendations covering policy, housing, transport, accessibility and ...

  • EU president on climate change

    The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy touches on every European, every day. That is why ...

  • Technology and climate change

    How much computing can mankind afford? That is a question the computer and telecoms industries hate to hear. They do not see themselves in the same dirty league as airlines or carmakers, sources of huge amounts of carbon dioxide, but instead as part of the solution. In a pre-emptive strike, a group of technology firms calling itself the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) has joined the ...

  • Decision making in a changing climate

    In light of recent extreme weather events, as well as long-term disruptions related to climate change, a major new report calls for different approaches to decision making by national leaders. The report, Decision Making in a Changing Climate, explores challenges and offers recommendations for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change: there is no plan B

    Time is almost up. It is critical we secure a legally binding approach on climate change in Durban The lesson the world is learning the hard way from the financial crisis is that there is only one boat and we are all in it. To stay afloat, we need rules tough enough to stop systemic risks becoming systemic collapses. This lesson is as true for the environment as it is for the economy. A key ...

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