Pension Pester Power – the catalyst in the fight against climate change


Nigel Labram, investment strategist at Low Carbon, on how the movement towards divestment and sustainable investment is changing the renewable energy investor landscape

Millennials today form the most pension-savvy generation to date. As a demographic that cares for and campaigns for climate change more than ever before, the power that this young age group has to influence change, should not be underestimated. They demand corporate responsibility and transparency from organisations like multinational banks and corporations. They also demand to know exactly where their money is and what it is invested in.


An innovative approach to renewable energy investment


Satish Kumar – the editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine – shares his support for Low Carbon’s innovative approach to fighting against the negative effects of climate change

Make no mistake-in the run up to the Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21), governments across the world cannot ignore the widespread momentum that the ‘divestment’ movement is gathering. Many institutions, nation states and high-profile individuals have already stated their intentions to move fossil fuel investments into climate change solutions.


The Road To Paris – Cop21


The most important global conference of the year in the environment and sustainability sector is fast approaching: the Paris Climate Conference, otherwise known as COP21.

The main objective of the Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation of a framework for action against climate change. The first COP took place in Berlin in 1995 and since then major milestones include COP3 where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, COP11 where the Montreal Action Plan was produced and COP17 in Durban where the Green Climate Fund was created. The hopes of the industry ride high with COP21 in Paris. This year, there is the potential to create noticeable change for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations. The aim is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.


Hive of activity at Low Carbon


We’re always busy bees at Low Carbon, but especially recently. We’ve just launched a new initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk, with the help of UK honeybees.

Honeybee populations have halved in the UK over the last two decades, according to research by the University of Reading, with climate change, mites, pesticides and disorders, contributing to this.