by Dr. (h.c.) Bill Hare, CEO & Co-Founder of Climate Analytics; Dr. Andrzej Ancygier, Deputy Head of Climate Policy Team; Laetitia De Marez, Head of Implementation Strategies; Paola Yanguas Parra, Climate Policy Analyst
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted under the Paris Agreement create a strong signal for investors and companies looking for profitable investments in climate-resilient infrastructure. Combined with massive cost reductions and rising demand for sustainable agriculture and green buildings, the time has never been better to invest in climate business.
Buildings currently account for a third of global energy use. That share will grow as populations urbanize and cities expand, and as increased incomes spur demand for services like air conditioning and computers.
The Paris Agreement’s goal of staying under 2C equals roughly 800 gigatonnes CO2 equivalent (GtCO2 e) and 16 years remaining in the world’s carbon budget at current emissions rates.
This March in Skhirat, Morocco, the NDC Partnership Steering Committee held an engaging first meeting with a diversity of countries represented.
By Robert Bradley. Director of Knowledge and Research, NDC Partnership; and Anne Hammill. Director, NAP Global Network (NAP-GN)
The past two years have seen a cavalcade of targets and plans aimed at putting human development on a more sustainable footing, but meeting human aspirations will mean conquering environmental challenges, above all climate change.
Transportation contributes 23 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and 18 percent of all man-made economy-wide emissions, making transport sector decarbonization critical to slowing climate change.
On November 15 Minister Hakima El Haite of Morocco, Minister Gerd Müller of Germany, Minister Barbara Hendricks of Germany, Climate Champion Laurence Tubiana and others will present at a minister-level event about one of the major outcomes of COP22 -- the launch of a new global partnership dedicated to delivering on the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change and the ambitious Sustainable De