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Climate investment in Asia: presenting new AIGCC analysis on net zero investment opportunities and investor practice in the region

Asia was the hotspot of global climate action in 2020, with historic commitments to net zero emissions by mid-or-near century emerging from three of the world’s largest economies – China, Japan and South Korea. This has been swiftly followed by a raft of new policy announcements in these and other Asian countries, from end dates for petrol-fuelled cars to high-level reviews of emissions and energy targets and onto the development of new green finance initiatives. And China’s much anticipated 14th Five Year Plan is just around the corner…

What does this all mean for investors? To shed some light, we will be joined at this month’s member meeting by Yong Por, Research Manager from the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC).

Yong will detail the results of two new AIGCC reports breaking down the state of play and opportunities emerging in the region on climate change. Namely:

– New analysis of the outputs of multiple climate and energy models detailing the likely scale of investment opportunities in energy that will be created across Asia in meeting the Paris Agreement goals. The analysis finds that a transition consistent with keeping average global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels would create $US26 trillion and $US37 trillion in new investment opportunities respectively.
– AIGGC’s second annual Net Zero Investment in Asia survey, which canvassed the views and practices on climate change of asset owners and managers collectively representing almost $US2 trillion in assets under management. This year’s survey found Asian investors are adopting more sophisticated tools and strategies to manage climate change risks and have a large and growing appetite for climate-aligned investments.

So join us at the next IGCC member’s meeting to learn more about these tectonic shifts in the region, along with the usual update on all our activities in Australia and New Zealand.

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