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The Perfect Storm Pension Fund

Trustee Training on Climate Change

The Perfect Storm Pension Fund is a trustee board meeting role-play that considers concrete steps for integrating climate change risk into the portfolio. 

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Supplementary Letter: Review of the Renewable Energy Target

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Monday 18th August 2014

Any cut to the RET would risk pension losses and harm low carbon investment in Australia

Any change to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) would put billions of dollars of renewable energy investment at risk and reduce the superannuation returns of millions of Australians, said the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC). IGCC was responding to conflicting media reports today about the Government’s position on the RET.

“The prospect of the Government weakening the RET continues to stun investors because investments were made with the expectation of continued bi-partisan support for the policy,” said Nathan Fabian, IGCC Chief Executive.

“Renewable energy investments with long-term horizons of over twenty years were undertaken on the basis that the RET was here to stay,” Mr. Fabian said.


Thursday 17th July 2014

Loss of carbon price a blow to the Australian economy

Today’s repeal of the carbon price is a blow to Australia's investment environment and the country’s economic prospects, said the Investor Group on Climate Change.

The repeal introduces a new phase of uncertainty for investors, with no central emissions reduction framework in place. The policy vacuum created by the carbon price repeal cannot be filled by a government subsidy based abatement scheme as is proposed by the Federal Government.

"Without a carbon price and a cap on emissions, companies may mis-price emissions risks and invest too much in emissions intensive activities,” said Nathan Fabian, IGCC Chief Executive.

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Friday 27th June 2014

Palmer right on climate change, but ETS is needed now

Emissions trading is an appropriate policy for Australia and all efforts must be made to ensure that Australia’s underlying carbon pricing framework is maintained, said the Investor Group on Climate Change today.

Removing Australia’s low cost emissions trading scheme would harm Australia’s economic prospects, said Nathan Fabian, IGCC Chief Executive.

The simple fact is that Australia must reduce emissions. It should do so at least cost and an emissions trading scheme (ETS) with a floating price provides an effective mechanism to do so.

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Tuesday 24th June 2014

Australia should take account of international progress before carbon pricing vote

Evidence of international progress on climate change continues to grow and Australia’s Parliament should take account of that progress before voting on carbon pricing, said Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC.

The United States, China, United Kingdom and European Union have all announced more ambitious climate change initiatives in recent weeks. These announcements build on existing carbon pricing schemes in the EU, China, California and many jurisdictions around the world.

Further evidence of international progress is expected in just 13 weeks time at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. Investors will join national governments, companies and civil society to discuss progress on climate at the summit.

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Wednesday 16th April 2014

IPCC climate financing task is achievable

For the first time overnight the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a detailed chapter on climate finance, finding that by redirecting investment flows from emissions intensive to low carbon sources, global warming could still be limited to 2°C the IGCC said today.

“Reaching the $1 trillion of low carbon investment needed globally each year to stabilize the climate is definitely achievable,” said Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC.

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Climate Summit 2014 - Catalyzing Action

Dates: 23 September 2014
Location: UN Headquarters, New York

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Climate Business Forum 2014

Dates: 28 - 29 October 2014
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

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recent events

Clean Energy Week

Dates: 22 - 25 July 2014
Location: Doltone House & Sydney Showgrounds

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The Policy and Finance Conference

Dates: 22 - 23 July 2014
Location: Doltone House in the Sydney CBD

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