17 posts categorised "Lit Ping Low"

11 July 2019

London Climate Action Week roundup

By Lit Ping Low Last week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the first ever London Climate Action Week (LCAW) (1-8 July). The week saw a series of events and activities, held by governments, businesses, and civil society, across London to raise awareness and highlight the actions that London...

22 October 2018

Green GB Week - recap and reflect

By Lit Ping Low It’s been a week of many announcements, so it’s hard to work out what to focus on. The first Green GB week, launched at Imperial College London and followed by a flurry of events across the City of London, looked like it had been timed carefully...

07 October 2016

Ratification of the Paris Agreement – Reaction from PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team

By the 5th October enough governments had ratified the Paris Agreement to trigger its entry into force in 30 days time (4th November). Our Sustainability and Climate Change team made the following comments: Celine Herweijer: “The speed of entry into force is faster than even most optimists anticipated. It shows...

01 December 2015

Incentives new and old on day one at COP21 in Paris

Lit Ping Low, assistant director, PwC comments on first day of the UN Climate Talks in Paris. Day 1 is the day of building momentum. But amid the significant statements of the world business leaders what's potentially more exciting are the three promises of incentives for technologies, new and 'old'....

30 November 2015

The Paris Climate Summit - Already a success: already a failure?

Governments and policy makers are meeting in Paris with the aim of agreeing a new global climate deal. PwC's team at the conference outline the issues. It is reasonable to argue that the UN Climate Summit (called COP21) is already both a success and a failure. Although pledges on carbon...

08 January 2015

What do cheaper oil and moderate growth mean for the climate negotiations?

Jonathan Grant and Lit Ping Low explain why lower oil prices and moderate growth will be good for the climate summit in Paris later this year. While economists’ predictions may simply make astrologers look good[1], many are moderately positive about the prospects for 2015. Our economists expect low GDP growth...

13 November 2014

China & US announcement gives a boost to the UN climate talks

Jonathan Grant analyses the targets announced by China and the US and the implications for the UN climate negotiations. With the US and China showing leadership on climate, others can be expected to follow. For other countries holding back, these targets may help remove a big political obstacle to taking...

06 November 2014

Seven key points from the Synthesis Report

Seven points from the Synthesis Report If you know nothing else about the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, know this.....or if you want the fuller briefing, read it here. 1 The climate is changing and we’re influencing it Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and rising anthropogenic emissions and atmospheric...

PwC briefing: The IPCC Synthesis Report

Jonathan Grant and Lit Ping Low review the IPCC Synthesis Report. You can download this blog here, including our seven point guide to the synthesis report. The IPCC* published the Synthesis Report (SYR) of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on the 2nd November. This final section of the landmark report...

22 September 2014

New York Climate Week – Seven days, seven questions

Lit Ping Low, climate economist in PwC’s sustainability and climate change team is at the UN Climate Summit in New York this week. While the summit is not a negotiation, she examines the key questions for business and policy makers attending. More than 120 Heads of State and Government will...

02 July 2014

Benefiting from green growth

This week sees the launch of a year-long initiative funded by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), titled Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences. Celine Herweijer, and Lit Ping Low are part of the team...

27 June 2014

Environmental systemic risks and the insurance industry

PwC were commissioned by the WWF-RSA partnership to help them understand environmental systemic risk and the insurance industry. A two-year joint initiative culminated in a white paper on Environmental Systemic Risk published by WWF and RSA , and a roundtable discussion on the findings, hosted by PwC in London. Jon...

14 April 2014

PwC examine the implications of the IPCC report on climate change mitigation (WG3)

The IPCC Working Group 3 (WGIII) have released the third section of the Fifth Assessment Report on the mitigation of climate change. As with the first two reports, the PwC Sustainability & Climate Change team considers the implications of the WGIII for government and business in the UK. If the...

02 November 2013

21 years to grow out of carbon: The PwC Low Carbon Economy Index

Lit Ping Low, climate policy and economics specialist with PwC Sustainability & Climate Change team is an author of PwC’s 5th Annual Low Carbon Economy Index. 990GtCO2 (or 270GtC) is the carbon budget for 2012-2100 set out by UN scientists – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC. This...

26 September 2013

IPCC AR5: Our carbon addiction - time to break the habit?

In advance of the release of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report on climate science, we've looked back over our analysis on the progress of the world and G20 in reducing its emissions and taking action on climate change. Links to further analysis are below the infographic. Further analysis of the...

02 July 2013

UK's National Adaptation Plan delivers a postcard from the future: will the boardroom receive it?

This week the UK got a postcard from the future in the shape of the National Adaptation Programme Report. It’s not a destination businesses have been queuing up to go to says Richard Gledhill and Lit Ping Low. This week it is near record temperatures in the Western United States....

07 November 2012

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index - Behind the numbers

For four years, Lit Ping Low, an economist in PwC’s sustainability and climate change team in London, has crunched the numbers with colleagues for the PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index. She reflects on the latest results and analysis. When we started the first Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) in 2009,...