Climate Finance in the age of oil price volatility

04.03.16

Louise Ward, Investor Relations Director at Low Carbon discusses the current volatility of oil prices and how investments into climate change solutions can present strong returns

One only has to scan the headlines to see how global oil prices are rapidly fluctuating. Recent research from trading house Banc De Binary found that the oil and gas industry has spent £10bn over the last year in an effort to protect dividends. Moreover, the value of assets and cash held by oil and gas companies listed on the London Stock Exchange has significantly decreased (from £151.8bn in February last year to £141.5bn today). It is clear that the falling price of oil is contributing to uncertainty amongst the global investor community.

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‘Is business action on climate change believable?’

18.02.16

Quentin Scott, Marketing Director at Low Carbon, shares thoughts from a recent Guardian Live Debate

Fresh from COP21, we attended a debate run by Guardian Live, which aimed to discuss the topic of business action on climate change, and whether it was authentic and adequate in today’s society.

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2016: the year where the sports teams lead by example in the fight against climate change

15.02.16

Roy Bedlow, Chief Executive and co-founder of renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, discusses the post – COP21 environment and why sporting organisations can do more to combat the harmful effects of climate change

The Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) saw world leaders and large businesses gather to decide upon a global deal to help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Amongst the key outcomes of this conference was a landmark deal, agreed by all 195 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level which will ‘cap’ the global average temperature to a rise below 2 degrees. Furthermore, $100 billion a year in climate finance will be made available for developing countries by 2020.

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Renewable Energy– the winners from COP21?

18.01.16

Helene Winch, investment strategist at Low Carbon, discusses the post COP21 environment and key outcomes

The Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) saw world leaders and large businesses gather to decide upon a global deal to help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Amongst the key outcomes of this conference was a landmark deal, agreed by all 195 nations, which commits governments to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial-levels”.

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The Road to Paris – Part Two

02.12.15

With the Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) now underway, decisive action looks closer than ever. In the final preceding weeks leading to the conference, there has been a major shift in mind sets and rhetoric.

Action on climate change is no longer viewed as an aspiration; governments have recognised that they must act, and they must act quickly. This move towards ‘walking the walk’ on climate change is perhaps best exemplified by the 150 nations applauded by Europe’s climate change chief, Miguel Arias Canete recently for making  positive progress towards a global deal on CO2.

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