Opinion pieces

  • We can climate-proof Australia, but we have to start now

    This article was first seen in The Guardian, 14 March 2017. Talk to any investor these days about climate and energy policy, and the level of frustration is evident. Current policy paralysis has stalled investment in additional renewable energy generation that is needed to replace ageing infrastructure, with cost implications for all Australians.

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  • Investor briefing: The Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) | Emma Herd, CEO, IGCC

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has been promoting better corporate disclosure on climate change for over a decade. Climate change, and carbon risk, is a foreseeable financial risk. There are now clear international and national policy pathways, with probable market and technological implications and flow through physical risk impacts.

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  • Grappling with the great transition | Emma Herd, CEO, IGCC

    In the next 20 years, at least USD 7.7 trillion is needed for renewable energy and energy efficiency markets to meet the demands of China, India, Japan, and South-East Asia if the world is to reach its target of staying ‘well-below’ the agreed 2°C warming target.

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  • About the Paris Agreement: Summary of key points | Emma Herd, CEO, IGCC

    What are the key components of the Agreement? The Paris Agreement finalised on Saturday 12 December in France is the result of more than four years of hard work and relentless diplomacy, and clearly marks a turning point in global climate change policy. The complete text of the Agreement is here and is worth a read to understand the full

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  • Reform summit should support action on climate change | Emma Herd, CEO, IGCC

    The National Reform Summit held this week was an important opportunity to drive consensus on how to respond to the big issues impacting Australia’s future prosperity. But, while it was whispered on the sidelines, one of the single largest impacts for future economic growth was missing from the final draft statement – climate change. Climate change is one the most

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