Invest in Clean Energy or Lose Trillions, Say Biggest Investors

The world’s largest investors recently called on governments to act on climate change and boost clean-energy investment, or risk trillions of dollars in investments and disruption to economies. The investors, responsible for managing $22.5 trillion in assets, said rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions and more extreme weather were increasing investment risks globally. They called for dialogue with governments to overhaul climate and energy policies. Recently, the World Bank said current climate policies meant the world was heading for a warming of up to 8 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. That will trigger deadly heat waves and droughts, cut food stocks and drive up sea levels. “Current policies are insufficient to avert serious and dangerous impacts from climate change,” said the investors from the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Investments and retirement savings of millions of people were being jeopardised because governments were delaying tougher emissions cuts, or more green energy support. The right policies would prompt investors to significantly increase investments in cleaner energy and energy efficiency. Indeed, existing policies have already unleashed billions of dollars of renewable energy investment in China, the United States and Europe.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

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Influential investors call for action on ‘serious climate danger

The Guardian ‎- 3 days ago   A coalition of the world’s largest investors called on governments on Tuesday to ramp up action on climate change and boost clean-energy http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/20/global-investors-call-for-action

 

World’s Largest Investors Call For Climate Change Action

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/investorsclimatechange_n_2162767.ht…

3 days ago – The call comes less than a week before major U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar Influential investors call for action on ‘serious climate danger . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/investors-climate-change_n_2162767.html

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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