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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy.

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ESG, sustainability, impact… they all just mean green, right? Not quite. Despite being used often interchangeably, there are distinct differences between these terms.

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Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

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Renewable Energy Project Finance

To achieve the path to net zero, we need renewable energy. Before we can get renewable energy, we need to fund renewable energy projects. Where do you start? Join Lachlan Tait as he explains the fundamentals of renewable energy project finance. Explore SPVs, securities, contract bankability, project documents, EPC agreements and sector specific challenges in this all-encompassing pathway.

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7 video modules • 53 minutes

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Project Finance

    This video explains what project finance actually is, with a few examples of how it differs from corporate finance. It further highlights the non-recourse nature of this type of financing and explores the role of SPVs and how they turn renewable energy and other large-scale projects from high-risk, high-cost, inaccessible undertakings into more manageable endeavours.

    Lachlan Tait06:58

  • Project Finance Security and Limited Recourse

    In this video, Lachlan will continue to explore the key elements involved in project finance and will explain why security is such a vital consideration for lenders. He will also take us through project revenues, which are used to service the project finance debt and pay contractors for work completed.

    Lachlan Tait06:24

  • Bankability of a Renewable Energy Project

    In the third video of this series, Lachlan talks about "bankability", what it means, and what makes a renewable energy project "bankable."

    Lachlan Tait05:24

  • Renewable Energy Project Documents

    In this video, Lachlan will explore the different document types, often referred to as "project documents," that are typically used for renewable energy projects, as well as look at how they influence bankability.

    Lachlan Tait09:46

  • Renewable Energy Financing Documents

    This video highlights some key examples of the other type of document involved here, the financing documents under which renewable energy projects are financed.

    Lachlan Tait05:12

  • EPC Solvency and Grid Connection

    In this video, Lachlan covers the overarching challenges facing renewables as a sector and how the project contracts can be used to overcome or otherwise manage these challenges.

    Lachlan Tait10:23

  • PPA Price Risk and Force Majeure

    In the final video of this series, Lachlan expands on the area by outlining two more sector-specific challenges: PPA price risks and the impacts of COVID-19 as a force majeure event.

    Lachlan Tait09:05

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