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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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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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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

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. This video helps us understand the need to reach net zero, outlines the cost of reaching net zero and finally explains where the money will come from.

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. This video helps us understand the need to reach net zero, outlines the cost of reaching net zero and finally explains where the money will come from.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

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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. However, the scale of this challenge is enormous. At the core of the investment need is a complete overhaul of our energy system, emissions from electricity must fall 60% alone by 2030 and annual investment in clean energy will need to rise 3.5x to $4tn. We will need public and private financing to meet this goal.

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  • Understand why we need to reach net zero

  • Outline the cost of reaching net zero

  • Discuss where the money will come from

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Mark Carney

Mark Carney

Mark Carney started his career at Goldman Sachs working in their offices across three continents. Following a decade-long career at Goldman Sachs, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003. In 2004 he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, a role he held until he was made governor of the Bank of Canada in 2008. In 2013 Mr Carney accepted the role of governor of the Bank of England, a position he held until 2020. In 2019 he was appointed as UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

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