The steel, cement & heavy-duty transportation sectors that we have become deeply reliant upon, are the very same that weigh us down as we seek to new paths to a cleaner, net-zero society. We have looked at the impacts of three of the most ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors and what alternatives may look like from the perspective of their emissions, costs and practicalities.
On the 16th of September the Climate Council held a webinar in partnership with White & Case, welcoming speakers from State Street Global Advisors, EOS at Federated Hermes, Orion Energy Partners, IHS Markit and Encourage Capital discussing how asset stewardship can bring about a low carbon economy.
Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant and from a commercial perspective, potentially unviable for some time.
The Taskforce on Nature-based Financial Discloures (TFND) Alliance is a financial activist market-led coalition, backed by the UN, seeking to utilize the financial tools at our disposal to induce a more rapid rate of change to our emissions-heavy habits. The Alliance interviewed organizations, government bodies and regulators that are in control of over $8 trillion in assets to develop the ‘Nature In Scope’ a summary report of proposals to initiate a global framework for nature-based financial disclosures.
Investing in natural capital actually implies substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits. In addition to supporting national pandemic recovery plans and the prevention of future pandemics, it will support those vulnerable countries most affected by coronavirus which will likely exploit natural capital to overcome debts induced by pandemic.
Electric vehicles have been hailed by many as being green and eco-friendly, the answer that the automotive industry has been looking for. However, are electric vehicles truly green?
The Climate Council will examine the development of solar policies in the USA and the implications of these policies in attracting both domestic and foreign investment into the US solar sector.
Global investment giant Blackstone has made one of the largest renewable investments in North American history with a $3 billion minority investment in Invenergy – a leading solar and wind developer.
Diversity & Inclusion in the US clean energy sector has expanded rapidly, yet underrepresentation of women and minorities remains a concern.
The magnitude of the oceans is often difficult to comprehend, deeper than the highest mountain is tall and filled with life that feeds half of the planet’s population. We are largely coastal dwellers, and even when we are not, the globalized nature of the planet ensures that we rely on goods and resources that either come from the ocean or are transported across the ocean. This will not change, the oceans will continue to be the source of life, food and transport for many years to come – and so, what can be done to utilize the oceans more sustainably and create a viable business proposition for green, clean investments.
The Climate Council examines three of the most successful storage deals over the last year, and how these can further the net-zero ambitions of the communities they serve.
BAYAKHA Infrastructure Partners flagship fund, the Bayakha Economic Infrastructure Fund expects to make equity and empowerment financing/structured equity investments into eight to ten qualifying, brownfield and late-stage greenfield renewable energy and other economic infrastructure projects (such as water, transport and ICT) in South Africa (SA), primarily, and to a lesser extent, select parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)