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IPCC AR5 - Climate Change: Implications for Investors & Financial Institutions
There are risks and opportunities associated with policy measures directed at reducing GHG emissions. To meet the internationally agreed target of keeping the global average temperature rise since pre-industrial times below 2°C, patterns of investment will need to change considerably.

Decisions made by private sector investors and financial institutions will have a major influence on how society responds to climate change.

There will be significant demand for capital, with governments looking to the private sector to provide much of it. To keep the global temperature increase below 2°C, additional investment required in the energy supply sector alone is estimated to be between USD 190 and 900 billion per year through to 20501, accompanied by a significant shift away from fossil fuels towards low-carbon sources such as renewables and nuclear.
Icon/category:
  • Essential Element
  • Monitor & Evaluate
  • Reporting
  • Energy
  • Financing
  • Policy
  • Renewables
Type of resource:
  • Report
  • Study
Medium:
  • Electronic resource
Purpose:
  • Awareness raising
  • General information
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting
Author: Rory Sullivan
Published in: 6, 2014
Relevant for:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Northern America
  • Oceania
Sector:
  • Business / service
Topic:
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy performance contracting
  • Environmental management system
Language:
  • English
Free to use: No
Terms of use / copyright info:
Reproduction and use: The materials can be freely used to advance discussion on the implications of the AR5 and consequences for business.
The report is made available to any and all audiences via the Creative Commons License BY-NC-SA. This document is available for download from the CISL website: www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/ipcc.
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