Governments at all levels are establishing green banks to catalyse investment in carbon-cutting solutions. In the US, Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to take the model nationwide.
Data reveals the cost of financing coal projects globally is rocketing, while it is getting cheaper to finance renewables. The price of oil and gas projects, however, remains stable.
The EU Taxonomy for green investment has attracted little attention beyond lobby group meeting rooms and sections of the financial community, but its real economy implications will, over time, be profound.
Data reveals that wealthy countries are continuing to pour money into fossil fuel projects in Africa and the Middle East, despite commitments to decarbonise under the Paris Agreement.
Brexit has been a serious blow to the City of London. Can a growing global sustainable finance market provide some compensation?
2021 will see institutional capital begin to move, at scale, away from assets facing high levels of climate risk and, increasingly, towards companies and infrastructure that are well-positioned for a low-carbon global economy.
A decision to widen the definition of environmental risk to include nature as well as climate change would have largely positive implications.