What is the EU green taxonomy and how will it drive targets for Net Zero by 2050?

What is the EU green taxonomy and how will it drive targets for Net Zero by 2050?

EU green taxonomy drives the Net Zero transition through standardising how companies communicate environmental activities for their investors. Since 2015, European institutions have encouraged sustainable investments to “make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development” (Paris Agreement, Article 2.1.c). This requires clear guidance as to whether an asset […]

Climate Resilience: Learnings from the UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable, Cairo

Climate Resilience: Learnings from the UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable, Cairo

Climate resilience was the pressing issue at the 2019 United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable (UNEP FI RRT) for Africa and the Middle East in Cairo last month. Present were experts from both the finance and environmental industries discussing the solutions and tools for building climate resilience at a national, organisational and individual […]

Fuel for thought: divesting from fossil fuels

Fuel for thought: divesting from fossil fuels

The earth’s fossil fuel reserves are not going to run out any time soon. As technology develops, our capacity to discover and extract such reserves are only going to increase. Humanity will not stop burning fossil fuels because they have run out, as hypothesised in theories such as “peak oil”. To quote Dieter Helm “there […]