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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.

ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

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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ESG Taxonomies (ex EU & UK)

The growth of taxonomy development has flourished globally, with major advancements seen in Asia, particularly in China with the creation of three innovative taxonomies. Other regions such as Australia, South Africa, and South America have also seen substantial progress in this field. However, North America has yet to fully embrace the concept. This pathway will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of taxonomy development across the various jurisdictions, highlighting both their achievements and the challenges they have faced in implementing these systems.

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  • Global Sustainable Finance Developments Dec 2021

    In the second of two videos, Dr Ma Jun outlines some of the key international initiatives driving sustainable finance. He outlines the work being undertaken by the G20, the NGFS as well as the IPSF, who are working on establishing a common ground taxonomy.

    Ma Jun10:07

  • Asia Sustainable Finance Update Dec 2021

    In this first video, Dr Ma Jun uses a framework to describe the development of sustainable finance in Asia. He starts by outlining the development of various sustainable finance taxonomies, before moving on to discuss changes in disclosure and reporting of sustainable activities. He then discusses why incentives are required to finance sustainable activities, before finishing up by discussing some of the risks to the market as well as some of the newest sustainable finance product development.

    Ma Jun10:34

  • Selected Asian ESG Taxonomies

    In this video, Keith covers some prominent Asian developments in ESG taxonomies. A number of Asian countries have moved forward with these taxonomies, including China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Mongolia, and Bangladesh. Each initiative is at a different stage, but by the end of this video, you will have a general idea about the direction of travel. Keith focuses on China and Japan in particular, discussing their specific goals, strategies, and implementation processes for their taxonomies. From China's Green Bond Endorsed Projects Catalogue to Japan's focus on transition finance and decarbonising electricity, this video provides a comprehensive overview of the progress being made in Asia towards sustainable finance and net-zero emissions.

    Keith Mullin11:54

  • Selected Americas ESG Taxonomies

    In this video, Keith looks at the developments of ESG taxonomies in the Americas. He focuses on the US and Canada, discussing the challenges they face in developing a taxonomy and the lack of progress in comparison to other countries in the region such as Colombia, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. He also looks at the challenges Canada faced in its attempts to work on a transition taxonomy through its private sector and the lack of consensus among committee members. This video will provide an overview of the challenges and obstacles faced by the US and Canada in their efforts to address climate change and promote sustainable finance.

    Keith Mullin08:10

  • Other Notable ESG Taxonomies

    This video will delve into the ESG taxonomies of Australia and South Africa. Jon Keith as he discusses the current status of their initiatives, the goals and objectives, and the implementation process. He also covers the private sector-led Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap and its 2022 priority of developing a taxonomy and the launch of the first phase of South Africa’s Green Finance Taxonomy, which is part of the country’s Sustainable Finance Initiative and was drafted in response to recommendations made by the National Treasury.

    Keith Mullin08:04

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