Posts tagged with 'climate risk'

  • Finding a Cost-Effective Path to Climate Leadership

    A new wave of climate change regulations is coming, and this time to all corners of the world. Following the Paris Agreement, more than 80% of countries have already drawn up plans on how to contribute to the low carbon transition. Some have realised plans that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) em...
    Posted 10-01-2018 By: Long Lam Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Setting Science-Based Targets

    How Long Can Companies Afford to Neglect Setting Science-Based Climate Targets? This blog post was prepared with contributions from Vincent Hoen, Jeroen Scheepmaker, and Frank Stern. During the last 3 years, more than 300 companies have signed up to participate in the Science Based Targets initiative. The combined revenue of these companies runs into the billions of US dollars...
    Posted 03-01-2018 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

    From the Sustainability Department to the Desk of the CFO In June 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) released its final report, the recommendations of which will have an increasing impact on all organizations (both financial and non-financial). Most importantly, two necessary organizational changes were brought to light: br...
    Posted 12-09-2017 By: Oskar Krabbe Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Climate-related risks and opportunities

    Climate change and the transition to the low carbon economy are creating risks and opportunities for businesses. Investors want to understand these risks and opportunities to inform their investment decisions. This need for greater transparency is illustrated by recommendations made by the Task Forc...
    Posted 18-07-2017 By: Annemarie Kerkhof Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Setting a Circular Blueprint for Business through Science

    The circular economy is a simple idea, but not a small one. It’s key for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change, as it has the potential to close the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions gap by half. More than 400 participants at the WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting in...
    Posted 22-05-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Six Steps Closer to Climate Mitigation Finance

    How Can Developing Countries Tap into Climate Mitigation Funds from MDBs and the GCF? The clock is ticking and the world needs a rapid curb of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid surpassing the 2°C threshold. Due to the ratification of the Paris Agreement, countries face the demanding task of implementing policies to decarbonise their economies. The challenge is daunting, especia...
    Posted 12-04-2017 By: Angélica Afanador Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Enabling true sustainability with a Circular Economy

    The ratified Paris Agreement of COP21 marked a turning point with unprecedented pledges from world leaders to reach ambitious climate change goals. The focus at COP 22 in Morocco was and over the next few years will be on critical and immediate action. To achieve these ambitious climate goals, we ne...
    Posted 02-02-2017 By: Preeti Srivastav Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • How to bring investments in line with a 2°C scenario?

    Setting science-based targets and defining 2°C investment criteria This blog post was written by Giel Linthorst and Wouter Meinderstma, climate strategy experts at Ecofys. Financial institutions play an important role in limiting global warming to well below 2°C. On the one hand, they should divest from carbon intensive technologies like fossil fuels, inefficient ...
    Posted 13-06-2016 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0