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  • 24 Mar 2017 2:40 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes the release of the 2017 Climate Policy Review Discussion Paper, as an important new opportunity to agree a productive way forward. 
     
    “After more than a decade of policy uncertainty, investors are hungry for a national climate change policy framework which delivers a degree of investment confidence”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change.
     
    “In recent weeks, we have seen the direct consequences of failure to plan for the long term and manage transition in the energy sector. The 2017 Review is another major opportunity to put the policy settings in place to unlock investment currently stymied by regulatory uncertainty”.

    Read the full media release

  • 14 Mar 2017 6:26 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Investors worth AU$1.2 trillion are calling on the Federal Government to review its approach to climate adaptation as the damage bill for the economy rises from increasing natural disasters.

    In a new report - From Risk to Return – released today by the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), investors lay out the multi-billion dollar threats and opportunities of climate adaptation, as well as recommendations to overcome barriers to action.

    “A hotter world entails substantial change for our infrastructure, our economy and our communities,” said Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change. 

    Read the full media release

    Read the report From Risk to Return: Investing in Climate Change Adaptation

  • 17 Feb 2017 1:11 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes comments today by APRA Executive Board Member Geoff Summerhayes acknowledging the reality that climate change poses a material financial risk for Australian business and the economy. 

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  • 13 Feb 2017 6:30 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Representatives of Australian communities, including civil society, households, workers, investors, business energy users and energy suppliers today challenged all political leaders to stop partisan antics and work together to reform Australia’s energy systems and markets to deliver the reliable, affordable and clean energy that is critical to wellbeing, employment and prosperity.

     
    There is simply no room for partisan politics when the reliability, affordability and sustainability of Australia’s energy system is at stake.

    Read the joint media statement

  • 15 Dec 2016 8:32 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes the release of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure, and strongly encourages Australian government and business to adopt the recommendations.

    “It’s hard to understate just how influential these recommendations will be”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC). 

    Read the media release


  • 13 Dec 2016 7:23 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Representatives of Australia’s communities, households, business energy users and energy suppliers today called on the Commonwealth Government, the States and all other stakeholders to support reform of Australia’s energy systems and markets to ensure reliability and affordability as we decarbonise the energy system. The status quo of policy uncertainty, lack of coordination and unreformed markets is increasing costs, undermining investment and worsening reliability risks. This impacts all Australians, including vulnerable low-income households, workers, regional communities and trade-exposed industries

  • 05 Dec 2016 11:45 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2017 Climate Policy Review must deliver greater investment certainty through a clear and credible set of climate change policies able to support Australia’s international commitments.

    “The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the release of the Terms of Reference for the 2017 Climate Policy Review”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer for the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

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  • 22 Nov 2016 11:25 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    In a move designed to ensure oil and gas majors do far more to address the climate change challenge, global investors from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia have today published an updated second edition of their guide setting out the challenges facing the sector and investor expectations for how oil and gas companies must act to adapt their business strategies to a 2°C climate change pathway. 

    Click here to read the media release

    Click here to read the report

  • 10 Nov 2016 5:40 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes the announcement that Australia has ratified the Paris Agreement.

    “Investors strongly endorse the Paris Agreement and welcome today’s decision by the Australian Government to ratify the Paris Agreement.

    “This announcement sends an important signal to the world that Australia supports action on climate change. We now need to focus on scaling up our policy response to help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to less than 2°C”.

    Click here to read the media release

    Click here to read the fact sheet


  • 10 Nov 2016 1:40 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has joined global investor groups in releasing a new snapshot of the actions investors have taken since the Paris Agreement was finalised. 

    Investors Got the Signal: Actions in 2016 since the Paris Agreement highlights practical examples of the steps investors have taken in 2016 to engage with companies on carbon-reducing strategies, deploy capital to low carbon assets, decarbonise investment portfolios and engage with policymakers. 

    “The Paris Agreement sent a huge market signal to investors that carbon risk is a financial risk and a major opportunity for low carbon growth.  Around the world investors are responding, embedding carbon into risk processes and scaling up investment in low carbon assets”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).  

    “The election of Donald Trump as US President is concerning for investors and the uncertainty it brings to international collaboration on climate change. We cannot afford to let short term political shocks undermine our resolve to implement hard fought policy frameworks built on decades of work”. 

    Click here to read the media release

    Click here to read the fact sheet


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