How your pension could be your most valuable asset in the fight for climate justice.
With science demanding that in order to stay below 1.5C we must reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the absolute latest, how do we get there? Tom Rivett-Carnac in conversation with Dr. Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy at Oxford University.
The first episode of Outrage + Optimism’s Race To Zero series, featuring: Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President-Designate of COP26, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, Mary Anne Hitt, National Director of Campaigns for The Sierra Club, and Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.
Nigel Topping and Mark Carney discuss the road to COP and their new net zero financial alliance: GFANZ
“The chances of stopping warming at 1.5°C increase the faster the global community cuts greenhouse gas emissions to zero. And how fast we do that depends on the interrelated actions of a huge mix of people – government ministers most importantly, but also business chiefs, investors, banks, religious leaders, activists and citizens,” Richard Black, Imperial College London & Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow.
Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping: Time for China’s businesses, cities and provinces to join the race to zero emissions
China’s businesses, investors, cities and provinces have the opportunity to push the transformation that has already started to the pace and scale needed to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis
Implementing low carbon initiatves in six major cities could bring $12 trillion in net benefits by 2050 and create millions of new jobs by 2030, report finds.
Rapid growth in net zero emission targets since the Paris Agreement, and the IPCC 1.5°C report, shows that a significant proportion of political and business leaders now accept the case for reaching net zero by 2050. But to deliver the 1.5°C global warming target, plans must be robust, transparent and enacted at once, argues a […]
“The current pandemic is a great opportunity to come back better and have a green recovery that is good for people, for nature and for the climate. And it’s entirely possible” – Tim Christophersen, UNEP
The EU Green Deal is an unprecedented package of legislative measures aimed at making the EU climate neutral by 2050. But as is often the case, how seismic policy changes are implemented across 27 countries in a way that is practical, feasible and achievable, is where the real challenge lies. Nature-based solutions are becoming an […]
We need to build our way out of the social and financial crisis provoked by COVID-19, without losing sight of our net-zero targets.
Microsoft’s “first-of-its-kind” initiative with Sol Systems ties the purchasing of renewable energy to environmental justice and equity in under-resourced communities.
Covid-19 and climate emergencies demand huge political leadership, massive investment and clear corporate strategy. But we are beginning to see real evidence of a mutually sustaining loop of pressure between politicians, CEOs and the world of finance.