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Friday 14th November 2014

Australia’s 2020 emissions target is now redundant

Given the climate policy announcements by China and United States this week, Australia's minus 5% emissions reduction target by 2020 is now a redundant investment signal for market participants in Australia, the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) said today.

“Investors will expect to see company emissions reduction plans capable of achieving carbon competitiveness in line with trends in international markets,” said Mr. Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC.

“If American, European and Chinese companies are all reducing their emissions, investors will expectAustralian companies to do the same.”


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Wednesday 12th November 2014

Australia must reopen for business on renewable energy

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) today expressed deep disappointment that negotiations on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) have broken down.

“We encourage the Government to seek to restart and resolve negotiations with proposals that support past and future renewable energy investments in Australia, ” Mr. Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC, said.

“The proposal to cut the Large Scale RET from 41,000GWh to around 27,000GWh by 2020 fails to account for the negative impact this proposal has on renewable energy investments already made by institutional investors.


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Friday 31st October 2014

Lack of emission reduction obligations is a perverse market signal

Despite passage of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) early this morning, Australia still lacks an emissions reduction framework that will deliver deep cuts over the long term at relatively low cost.

“Given the Government’s stated objective of reducing emissions in Australia, investors need to know what the future emissions reduction obligations of companies and infrastructure assets will be,” said Nathan Fabian, IGCC Chief Executive.

“Deep emissions cuts will be needed beyond 2020 and given the long life of many investments, the lack of obligations for all emitters under the ERF is a perverse investment signal to the market.”


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Tuesday 30th September 2014

The savings of more than 10 million Australians are invested in a clean energy future – why undermine the RET?

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) today published an open letter to the Prime Minister on the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The letter urges the Federal Government to keep Australia an attractive investment destination by maintaining its previous support for the RET. The letter can be viewed today in national newspapers and at www.igcc.org.au.

“Institutions invested hundreds of millions of dollars in renewable energy projects on the basis of bipartisan support for the RET,” Mr. Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC, said.

“If the RET is cut, many of these job creating investments, made on behalf of more than ten million Australians, will be at risk of financial losses.”


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Thursday 18th September 2014

World’s leading institutional investors managing $24 trillion call for carbon pricing, ambitious global climate deal

BlackRock, CalPERS, PensionDanmark, Deutsche, South African GEPF, Australian CFSGAM, Cathay Financial Holdings among 347 investors urging heads of state to take strong action
on climate change

NEW YORK CITY – Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate change challenge, as well as develop plans to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels.



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Climate Business Forum 2014

Dates: 28 - 29 October 2014
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Climate Summit 2014 - Catalyzing Action

Dates: 23 September 2014
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