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17 December 2014

The role of the Green Climate Fund in providing the missing 'Clean Trillion'

Originally posted on the Envrionmental Finance website on December 17, 2014. Jon Williams, partner, sustainability & climate change PwC gives his view on GCF and COP20 Lima had been touted as the climate finance COP - and in many ways it was. China and Brazil put climate finance on the...

15 December 2014

The Growth of Green Bonds

Today, PwC through Damian Regan, UK Financial Services Sustainability Assurance leader - joins the Climate Bonds Standard Industry Working Group. The group’s role is to create a bridge between climate science and the bond market. During 2014, the green bond market has taken off with over $35bn issued; triple the...

14 December 2014

PwC briefing: COP20 Report

Jonathan Grant summarises the outcome of the climate summit which concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning. A long campaign in Lima The climate talks almost ground to a halt here in Lima. Progress outside the process, such as the US-China climate deal and the $10bn pledged to the...

Reaction to COP20 - the Lima climate summit

Jonathan Grant gives his reaction to the climate negotiations held at the army headquarters in Lima. The climate talks almost ground to a halt here in Lima. Progress outside the process, such as the US-China climate deal and the $10bn pledged to the Green Climate Fund, failed to translate into...

09 December 2014

What chance of zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Jonathan Grant looks at the draft negotiating text published at COP20 and considers what it would take to achieve the net zero emissions target by 2050* The ‘Elements for a draft negotiating text’ was published at 06.30 yesterday morning to mark the start of the second week of the negotiations....

Money talks at the climate talks

In the first of our pieces on climate finance Jonathan Grant summarises some of the discussion in side events and in the corridors of COP20 on how to mobilise private capital. As the Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance gets under way today, the GCF reached its $10bn target following a...

06 December 2014

Linking REDD+ with consumer goods companies at COP20

Earlier this week at the climate change COP in Lima, PwC's Chris Webb highlighted how the REDD+ community can help companies achieve their pledges to deliver net zero deforestation within their supply chains To save the world’s tropical forests, we need to change the way we grow crops and raise...

05 December 2014

First impressions of COP20

Jonathan Grant gives his first impressions of the climate negotiations in Lima. I’ve been at the COP for four hours. I’ve spoken to 12 people, read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and attended the morning BINGO* meeting. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: The US-China climate deal is a big deal....

02 December 2014

Should business bother about climate change?

Malcolm Preston, Partner, Global Leader, Sustainability & Climate Change comments. Remember Y2K? Aeroplanes were going to fall from the sky and nuclear power stations go into melt down. With fear that computers weren’t set to deal with the year 2000 leading to catastrophic results, the world invested somewhere between $300bn...

01 December 2014

Business sees the benefits of sustainability

Marcelo Iezzi, PwC Argentina Sustainability leader, explores how Latin American businesses are on a journey to integrate sustainability into overall business strategy Next week, I’m at the COP20 in Lima to hear first-hand governments, NGOs, industry leaders and scientists discussing the draft agreement that defines the way forward for greenhouse...