ESG Quick Takes 6: Investing on a Net-Zero Emissions Budget is Impossible

As a growing number of investors have Net Zero targets, the question comes up: what does a Net Zero pathway look like?

We are talking to climate scenario wizard Sven Teske, who researches energy decarbonisation pathways at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Most recently, Sven Teske led the work on the One Earth Climate Model (OECM) commissioned by the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and the European Climate Foundation. In this episode, he presents a clear picture of what decarbonizing the world looks like, and puts this ambition in context with actual developments, such as the recent US Supreme Court’s decision to curb the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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