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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

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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

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Blue Financing and Ocean-based Solutions

Blue Financing and Ocean-based Solutions

Vincent Kneefel

15 years: Ocean conservationist

Climate change is undeniable. So how can we fight the climate crisis in our oceans? Join Vincent Kneefel as he explores two options: financial instruments, such as blue bonds, and nature-based solutions, such as blue carbon.

Climate change is undeniable. So how can we fight the climate crisis in our oceans? Join Vincent Kneefel as he explores two options: financial instruments, such as blue bonds, and nature-based solutions, such as blue carbon.

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Blue Financing and Ocean-based Solutions

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There are two methods for saving the ocean: financial instruments (i.e. blue bonds) and nature-based solutions (i.e. blue carbon). The World Bank defines blue bonds as a debt instrument issued by governments, development banks or others to raise capital from impact investors to finance marine and ocean-based projects that have positive environmental, economic and climate benefits. There are important steps to follow when issuing blue bonds including: aligning with global standards, developing KPIs, securing second-party opinions and listing on an ESG exchange. Blue carbon projects that can help the ocean include: ocean farms, mangroves, seagrass and kelp forests.

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  • Define a blue bond

  • Outline the steps for blue bond issuance

  • Identify examples of blue carbon projects

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Vincent Kneefel

Vincent Kneefel is an underwater photographer, ocean conservationist and circular economy expert. He has worked for organizations such as WWF, United Nations and Accenture on strategic sustainability and ocean conservation initiatives. His photographs show some of the most iconic and endangered creatures of our ocean.

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