21 Oct '11, 1pm

Global Investors Managing $20T in Assets Urge Climate Action

Global Investors Managing $20T in Assets Urge Climate Action

It will require $500 billion a year in clean energy investment to keep climate change from increasing global temperatures by two degrees Celsius. If global warming increases by that amount, not only will some of the impacts become irreversible, climate scientists have been warning for years; in fact, impacts such as extreme weather events will multiply. It is because of this impending crisis that world leaders agreed to a two degrees Celsius limit in global warming at the COP16 meeting in Cancun last year. But the agreement has been followed by an absence of regulatory enforcement, especially here in the US, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2010 were the highest ever recorded. Furthermore, "levels of investments in low-carbon technology and infrastructure are substantially lower than the $500 billion per year deemed necessary," a coalition of institutional investors s...

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