Climate Actions and Carbon Markets

17th May 2023, 1:42 pm

Climate Actions and Carbon Markets

The climate imperative demands an inclusive response to seize the opportunities and address associated risks. Our goal is to work with our clients to execute implementable strategies that make decarbonization their competitive advantage.

Climate change is a multi-stakeholder issue that spans portfolio strategy, product design, operations, investing options and more. The key to adapt with the changing climate requires business leaders to take steps to mitigate risks and apply innovative measures. Combating climate change can be challenging, on the other hand presents opportunities for growth. We will assist our clients in:

·     Carbon footprint reduction

Optimize your facilities, supply chain and operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt your low carbon energy transition plans.

·     Carbon markets

Advise you regarding carbon markets, carbon credits and offsetting.

In addition, we work with our clients to achieve and meet the following:

·     Adopt adaptation and mitigation plans and strategies.

·     Science-based targets (SBTi)

·     Race to Zero

·     Race to Resilience

·     Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

·     Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) support


 

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Up-scaling Debt for Climate and Nature

One resounding message from COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh is that our global community must urgently move from “talking the talk” to “walking the walk” regarding climate finance. Globally, we are facing a triple crise of rising debt, climate change and rapid biodiversity loss. Debt for climate or nature swaps are a response to this in which a portion of a country’s external debt is relieved in exchange for domestic investments for the mitigation, adaptation, or resilience to climate cha

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Climate Finance: Innovative Financial Structure in Africa

In Africa, the amount of climate finance is dramatically falling short compared to the needs of the continent to implement Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs). The estimation reflects that USD 250 billion is required to be mobilized annually from 2020-2030, and this shall be provided by international public and private investors. While the exact annual climate finance mobilized reported in 2020 didn’t exceed USD 29.5 billion. Accordingly, a significantly higher level of investment

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Designing Sustainable Finance Taxonomies

Sustainable finance taxonomies can only be interoperable if their common design features are comparable. Alignment is a process that can be broken down to common features – and start on a small scale. The features of all taxonomies do not have to be identical. The agreement on overarching principles – e.g., taxonomies should be science based, dynamic and technology neutral – are the basis for all other elements to be interoperable. Interoperability is then achieved by agreeing on the sp

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Closing the Climate Action Gaps

Closing the gap on climate action starts with robust actions that policymakers and business leaders should take to help achieving a climate-resilient economy. However, Market volatility and geopolitical uncertainty threaten business leaders to prioritize climate commitments. Three main gaps shall be always on the table to be closed: Closing the ‘ambition gap’ which requires more ambitious targets on the national level. This can be achieved by strengthening the Nationally Determin