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S&P looks at green investment in the specialist sustainability press

Mike Wilkins_headshotIn an article for specialist sustainability publication, Blue & Green Tomorrow, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Environmental Finance Research at Standard & Poor’s, explains that the Paris Agreement, which emerged from the United Nations’ COP21 conference in December, marks a milestone in the fight against climate change.

The agreement sets out global CO2 emission reduction targets and commits countries around the world to helping keep global temperature rises below 2 degrees centigrade. Wilkins argues that if such pledges are to be upheld, considerable financing will be required – the vast majority of which is expected to come from the private sector. He says that while divestment in fossil fuel-based sectors will grow, government initiatives will increasingly support a transition to clean energy and energy efficient technology.

The article can be read in full here, and is also published in the magazine’s new report, the ‘Guide to Low Carbon Investing 2016‘.

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