Climate change : Coping with a + 2.7°C world !

Using publicly disclosed GHG emissions reduction targets by companies in G7 economies as a proxy, a CDP’s analysis shows that current emissions reduction targets are leading to a 2.7°C decarbonization pathway — or 2.4°C if emissions from corporate supply chains, known as Scope 3 emissions are excluded. This ambition is well above the Paris Agreement’s … Continue reading Climate change : Coping with a + 2.7°C world !

Crise de l’eau en France. Quid du Maghreb ?

A entendre ce débat surréaliste sur les records de température et sur la pénurie de l’eau en France actuellement, on a l’impression qu’il s’agit d’un film de science-fiction. La vitesse avec laquelle le changement climatique se manifeste dans des régions qui semblaient jusque-là être épargnées est impressionnante. Si tel est le problème en France que … Continue reading Crise de l’eau en France. Quid du Maghreb ?

How Big Finance Can Scale Up Sustainability

Three recommendations to address the funding challenge for sustainable projects:- First, pooling many smaller sustainable projects into one that has enough critical mass to be relevant through securitization- Second, reducing the complexity of key transaction terms and make it easier to design and negotiate the specifics of instruments used to invest in sustainable projects through … Continue reading How Big Finance Can Scale Up Sustainability

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2022

This report by the World Bank provides an up-to-date overview of existing and emerging carbon pricing instruments around the world, including international, national and subnational initiatives. It also investigates trends surrounding the development and implementation of carbon pricing instruments and how they could accelerate the delivery of long-term mitigation goals. Specifically, this includes the use … Continue reading State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2022

Do higher ESG scores mean lower carbon footprint?

“Limits to Private Climate Change Mitigation” is an interesting working paper by the IMF on the link between ESG scores and carbon footprint. In principle, greater attention from climate-conscious investors, shareholders, regulators and the general public on ESG considerations should normally encourage firms to improve their ESG scores and, in the process, bring down emissions. … Continue reading Do higher ESG scores mean lower carbon footprint?

Geopolitical climate risks: Which scenarios are more likely?

Very interesting report by Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge on possible scenarios to analyze geopolitical climate risks. The basic idea behind the report is that the race to reach net zero as early as possible is not a linear and deterministic trajectory but is rather an uncertain and pliable journey, influenced by human behavior … Continue reading Geopolitical climate risks: Which scenarios are more likely?