climate change

Climate change: one step forward, while standing still

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Arek Sinanian | What will the outcome be of the latest UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid? Have you ever tried walking on a travellator? You know, those moving platforms at airports that help you get to your destination when you are in a hurry or tired, or have a lot of baggage to carry. This is the image I have of the last few Conferences of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations.


Two things to watch out for at COP25 (and why climate stocks could benefit)

Two Things To Watch Out For At COP25 (And Why Climate Stocks Could Benefit)

The 25th United Nations Conference on Climate Change 2019 COP25 begins today in Madrid. We expect from COP25 two more encouraging developments: Firstly, a key issue left unadressed in the preceding Conference of Parties – COP24 in Katowice, Poland: the use of financial markets as mechanisms for fighting climate change. Secondly, a range of updates to countries’ individual targets, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs).


10 Themes for the Next 10 Years

BofAML | We enter the next decade with interest rates at 5,000-year lows, the largest asset bubble in history, a planet that is heating up, and a deflationary profile of debt, disruption and demographics. We will end it with nearly 1bn people added to the world, a rapidly ageing population, up to 800mn people facing the threat of job automation and the environment on the brink of catastrophic change. At the same time, 3bn more people will be connected online and global data knowledge will be 32x greater than today. The social, political and economic responses to these challenges, all heading to a boiling point this decade, will overhaul traditional paradigms.


Bond risk premia barely integrate climate change

Marie Lassegnore (La Française AM) | Climate change is a reality which affects all of us. We are both responsible for and damaged by this environmental impact. As committed investors with strong convictions, we want to participate actively in the energy and ecological transition necessary to conserve our planet as we know it.



what are our contingencies and backups for catastrophic climate change?

Ecosystems

Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo | It is today unquestionable that containing the natural deterioration of our planet requires actions, not just words.





Lack of political will for renewables energy

Why Is There Still A Lack Of Political Will For Renewables?

Arek Sinanian | There appears to be a continuing struggle between economic rationalism and efforts to abate greenhouse gas emissions and, in particular, commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. I have no doubt that such struggle and disjointedness in the introduction of renewables into the mix of the global energy supply is inevitable. After all, it’s another industrial revolution of sorts — one that is green in color instead of a black sooty one.