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In conversation with Mark Carney and Axel Weber.

byHuw Van Steenis 29 Sep 2020

What is the role of finance in the transition to net zero, and what are the implications for investors?

Immediately following UN Climate Week, Mark Carney, UN Climate Envoy on Climate Change and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England, Axel A. Weber, Chairman of UBS Group and Huw van Steenis, Senior Adviser to the CEO & Chair of the Sustainable Finance Committee discuss the outlook for a green recovery, the role of finance in the transition to net zero and their views of the implications for investors.

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Priorities for an action plan to prompt a whole economy transition

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Progress of the standards

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Timeline to get a decision on useful data

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Defining stress test success

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How has COVID-19 impacted the climate transition risks?

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Comparing the different net zero commitments

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Can we implement global taxation?

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Lessons from earlier European climate change markets

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Focus on returns – are there opportunities for both the private and public sector

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What role might governments play in the financing stranded assets as a response to the transition?

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How will emerging markets be treated?

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How asset owners and managers can help support the initiatives?

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