Tag Archive: Climate change

“Paris Agreement climate pledges: Where will the money come from?” S&P Global Ratings’ report covered by the specialist press  

  The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, so far ratified by 168 countries, formalises nations’ efforts to combat climate change. These targets, however, come with a significant price tag: the total implementation cost for countries that have submitted specific financial figures to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) stands at about US$5.3 trillion. S&P Global Ratings’ …

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S&P Global Ratings’ report discussing new climate risk disclosures reaches specialist press

Following the latest U.N. Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakesh, the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released its much-anticipated climate-related financial risk recommendations. These recommendations aim to provide specific climate-related guidance for organisations in the financial and non-financial sectors, including: asset managers, asset owners, banks, insurance companies, energy, transportation, …

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S&P’s guest author Ben Caldecott discusses how asset level data could best assess climate risk in Business Green

In an interview with top environmental publication Business Green, guest author for S&P Global Ratings and the director of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford, Ben Caldecott, explains that an asset-specific approach to assessing a firms’ exposure to environmental risk may help improve transparency and accuracy. In the article, Caldecott argues that …

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How will Brexit impact the UK’s environmental policy? S&P Global findings covered by Environmental Finance and Business Green

In a new report from S&P Global Ratings, Michael Wilkins, Head of Global Environmental and Climate Research, explores the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s environmental ambitions. He concludes that despite huge political and economic uncertainty, there are opportunities as well as risks on the cards. Covered in detail by top environmental publications Environmental …

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S&P writes for FTSE Global Markets on why the transition to a greener global economy hinges on strong financial incentives

Writing for FTSE Global Markets, Michael Wilkins, Head of Global Environmental & Climate Research at Standard & Poor’s, points out that while the United Nations’ COP21 conference held in December committed world leaders to do more in the battle against climate change, ultimately it will be up to the private sector to deliver the bulk …

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April’s S&P Infrastructure Outlook reveals that the private rental sector has a new spring in its step

The issue of accelerating demand for housing in the U.K. and the fact that the private rental sector (PRS) is now the fastest-growing form of housing tenure is at the core of Standard & Poor’s most recent issue of Infrastructure Outlook, its monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news. …

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

In 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 …

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First 2016 edition of Standard & Poor’s Infrastructure Outlook hits desks

As the dust settles on the COP21 climate change summit, held in Paris last December, Standard & Poor’s latest edition of Infrastructure Outlook – a monthly newsletter rounding up all the key ratings updates, news and commentaries relevant to infrastructure and project finance – asks whether we are seeing a new dawn for tackling climate change, or is it just …

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Standard & Poor’s reads between the lines of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from around the world approve The Paris Agreement – a global climate deal which sets out a series of principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. In attendance was Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Ratings and Head of Environmental & Climate Research at …

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A new dawn, a new day? S&P explains the implications of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from 195 countries approve a global climate deal – also known as The Paris Agreement – which sets out a series of unprecedented financial, technical, and legal principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Of course, critics argue the efforts may not go far …

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