COP21: How Will This Impact Institutional Investors?


At the Conference of the Parties’ U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, world leaders huddled to layout a framework on tackling greenhouse gas emissions. The luminaries of global warming were present such as former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Actor Sean Penn and United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon were present as well. Leading many of the negotiations and pushing for the agreement was Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development. After rounds of negotiations and bartering, a global climate agreement has been reached in Paris. For the first time in world history, nearly 200 countries are part of a single agreement on the need to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This is the Paris Agreement.

Despite the historic diplomatic agreement, an agreed framework to price carbon remains key on whether more institutional investors will shed fossil fuel assets.

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