28 Jan '16, 9am

Ban Ki-moon challenges investors representing US$22 trillion to double down on renewables

Ban Ki-moon challenges investors representing US$22 trillion to double down on renewables

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has told a meeting of investors representing US$22 trillion in assets that they must double their investment in clean energy. Speaking at an event organised by Ceres, a not-for-profit that works with the private sector on sustainability, Ban said the clean energy transition was not happening fast enough. “Today, I call on the investor community to build on the strong momentum from Paris and seize the opportunities for clean energy growth. I challenge investors to double – at a minimum – their clean energy investments by 2020,” Ban said. “Sustainable, clean energy is growing, but not nearly fast enough to prevent excessive global warming that would trigger profound economic disruption and human suffering. The investor community is of critical importance if we are to move from aspirations to action,” he added. Figures from Bloomberg New Energ...

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