Tag: Climate change

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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Commerzbank’s sustainable trade report makes a splash in the specialist press

The future of a sustainable world economy depends on mitigating ethical, social and environmental risks to trade. Commerzbank, having produced a major new report in March 2015 that identified the drivers of sustainable trade, has followed up with a second report on the subject this year. Titled Insights: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Trade, …

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S&P explores the risks of climate change in a new report

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) having taken place in Paris, governments and business leaders will reflect on the next steps to limit global warming. All stakeholders now realise the urgent need to combat the negative impacts of rising global temperatures to the global economy. As such, Standard & Poor’s has released an in-depth …

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Investors would do well to consider environmental factors, S&P’s Michael Wilkins tells the ICC

As world leaders meet in Paris, many are looking to their governments to drive the fight against climate change and contribute to the transition to a low-carbon global economy. To this end, directing future investment away from fossil fuel-based energy projects towards clean, green energy alternatives will be key, says Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of …

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S&P discusses the future of climate change ahead of COP21

As the world looks to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris – COP21 – the future of a low-carbon global economy is high on the agenda. Governments will seek strategies to limit the rise of global temperatures – with a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius being the target. But making the jump to a …

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