Climate Action's Sustainable Investment Forum 2016


New York City

 

Climate Action was established in 2007 and is headquartered in London, UK. Climate Action works in a unique, contractual partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the world’s foremost body on environmental protection and stewardship.

Climate Action establishes and builds partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’.

 

Sustainable Investment Forum 2016

The Paris agreement has now been signed, uniting 195 countries in a binding agreement to limit global warming to under 2C. Global governments are now charged with moving further and faster than ever before to tackle climate change, creating an unstoppable transition to a low carbon economy to end the fossil fuel age. $100 billion has been committed to financing such climate action in developing countries, creating new opportunities for sustainable innovation and collaboration.

Whilst the agreement has brought greater market certainty for investors, there remains many questions around the path that such action will take to ensure a break away from traditional growth.

National and regional governments, international financiers and private sector companies will need to work together like never before to develop meaningful policies around carbon pricing, effective public- private funding mechanisms and low carbon innovation. Otherwise, the opportunity presented by the Paris agreement will be missed.

To catalyse the relationships needed, the Sustainable Investment Forum will unite 200 stakeholders including national government, international financiers, private industry, carbon traders and city leaders for a day of high level action and debate as part of New York Climate Week.

You can learn more about the Sustainable Investment Forum here

More information about SInF 2016 and information for relevant organisations to be involved are available upon request.
 

Media Contact:
Lindsay Baxter
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7871 0123
Lbaxter@climateactionprogramme.org