Tag: Paris Agreement

Achieving Paris-Alignment: New investor initiative provides blueprint for net-zero alignment

Achieving Paris-Alignment: New investor initiative provides blueprint for net-zero alignment

A growing trend in the market amongst climate-aware institutional investors is a commitment to align their investment portfolios with the Paris Agreement, and contribute towards the goal of net-zero global emissions by 2050. To help investors achieve these objectives, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Alignment Investment Initiative, supported by 70 European investors […]

COP 24 Shows Steady and Significant Movement Towards a Transition

Cutting through the murky details of treaty text and international negotiations, we offer our thoughts on what those maneuverings will mean for business in 2019. It was a marathon when people are hoping for a sprint. Poland played host to over 22,000 people at the annual UN conference on climate change this past December (COP […]

The Paris Agreement is a Universal Call to Action and a Market Signal to Heed

Historic Global Climate Agreement is Reached  COP 21 in Paris was historic. On December 12, 2015, after long days of negotiations and hours pouring over draft text, 195 nations who are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement to decarbonize the economy, work collectively to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and […]

Private Sector: The United Nations is calling…

I’ve been attending UN Climate Summits off and on since I was a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation that went to the Bali negotiations in 2007. At that point in time, I was an articling student and recent grad from law school, fresh from taking deep intellectual dives into the academic literature on international environmental law. Being […]

United Nations Climate Summit, Paris COP 21: Welcoming Pragmatic Action and A Conversation

Delegates are boarding planes, trains and other modes of transportation on their way to Paris to participate in the most anticipated United Nations Climate Summit since Copenhagen in 2009. This year’s conference has a different mood than past conferences. It’s been sobered by terrorist attacks, extreme weather challenges, economic crisis and austerity measures. It’s taking […]