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Investor Groups to join world leaders at UN Climate Summit to launch Global Investor Statement, Leadership Report and Low Carbon Registry 

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Supplementary Letter: Review of the Renewable Energy Target

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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.”


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.”


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.


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.

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Climate Business Forum 2014

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

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Climate Summit 2014 - Catalyzing Action

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

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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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