Background Information

Open Webinar

Recording of Open Webinar

20th June, 2017

PPT Slides

PPT Slides of Open Webinar

20th June, 2017

More information about 2° Investing Initiative research topics can be found in the following reports

Methodology for the 2°C Portfolio Check

Best Practice Guide to Sustainable Investing

Results from the Evaluation Tool Roadtesting

Survey Results Regarding Asset Level Data

Study of Time Horizons of Investing Decision Making
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2°C Portfolio Assessment Swiss Pilottests 2017 Background Briefing

Paris Agreement: essential elements

The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.

The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change. To reach these ambitious goals, appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework will be put in place, thus supporting action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries, in line with their own national objectives. The Agreement also provides for enhanced transparency of action and support through a more robust transparency framework. Further information on key aspects of the Agreement can be found here.

(Source: UNFCCC)

Links for Further Information

Implementation guidelines of Article 173

Article 173 of the Energy Transition for Green growth law