The resources below have been collated to provide non-executive directors with a knowledge hub. This brings together relevant climate change materials from regulators, standard setters and other content creators.
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|Net zero goals for oil companies do not tell the whole story||Companies involved in the extraction and processing of oil and gas need to recognise the huge impact of the energy transition on their business models.||24 June 2020|
Exploration of how the power industry could provide cheap, sustainable power according to four key market types, with pathways demonstrating the most economical way to fully decarbonize each by 2040.
Assesses recent climate change announcements from six European oil & gas majors and analyses how far these companies have come and how far they need to go to reach net zero.
Financing a green agenda is as much a commercial imperative as the outcome of regulatory pressure, but specialized skills are needed to protect balance sheets.
|Anticipate, React, Recover: Resilient infrastructure systems||A new framework for resilience is needed to ensure UK energy, water, digital, road and rail infrastructure can cope with disruption. The past year has demonstrated the impact of such disruption, which in the future will be exacerbated by climate and other changes.||28 May 2020|
|Is the future of zero-carbon social housing taking shape in Greenwich?||Four zero-carbon council homes unveiled in south London borough, each with air source heat pumps and solar panels; built by ilke Homes.||14 July 2020|
|Global EV Outlook 2020||Combining historical analysis with projections to 2030, the report examines electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment, ownership cost, energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and battery material demand.||15 June 2020|
|Shipping and the Paris climate agreement: a focus on committed emissions||The concept of “committed emissions”, which allows us to understand what proportion of the Paris-constrained global CO2 budget is taken up by existing infrastructure, is applied to international shipping.||June 2020|
Previous reports, analysis and articles
Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy
|This project set out to understand how banks can accelerate the financing of the low carbon economy and develop a vision for what a climate progressive bank should look like. The research was based on 100 interviews, including 88 with senior bankers in Europe, Asia and the Americas.||Jan. 2020|
|Banking on a Low-Carbon Future: Finance in a Time of Climate Crisis – Impact report 2019||Boston Common’s study of how global banks are managing climate risks and opportunities.||Nov. 2019|
|World Green Building Council Advancing Net Zero Report 2020||Highlights leadership action from the building and construction sector towards achieving total sector decarbonisation. With case studies of verified net zero buildings and examples of initiatives from those supporting the transition to net zero carbon buildings.||June 2020|
|Stranding risk and carbon – science-based decarbonising of the EU commercial real estate sector||This paper provides background information on ‘stranding risk’ in the property sector, describes global and EU policies on climate change mitigation as well as international standards on the assessment of greenhouse gases, explains how property specific targets can be derived from global climate targets and international commitments and focuses the assessment of greenhouse gases and strategies to manage and reduce resulting risks on a property and corporate level.||03 Sept. 2019|
|Danish groups join forces to deliver green hydrogen project||Six Denmark companies team up to launch green hydrogen project to create emission-free fuels suitable for ships, trucks, aircraft and heavy industry.||25 May 2020|
|Decarbonisation of transport (Webinar)||Is the grid fit for purpose for electric vehicles uptake when combined with electric heat? How can electric vehicles be part of the flexibility solution?||25 March 2020|
|Management Quality and Carbon Performance of Transport Companies||This slide set reports on TPI’s latest assessment of the transport sector, comprising 57 companies in automobile manufacturing, airlines and international freight shipping. We cover more automobile manufacturers and airlines than last year, and we include shipping companies for the first time.||Dec. 2019|
|Climate change: can the insurance industry afford the rising flood risk?||Insurance systems and government programmes have developed haphazardly, and are ill-suited to deal with the growing risks. This is prompting a rethink over which risks should be held publicly, and which privately.||Jan. 2020|
|How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying||Aviation is likely to undergo structural changes with regard to demand and the degree of industry consolidation, which provides an opportunity to rebuild the industry for a low-carbon future||May 2020|
|The environmental price of fast fashion||Identify the environmental impacts at critical points in the textile and fashion value chain, from production to consumption, focusing on water use, chemical pollution, CO2 emissions and textile waste.||7 April 2020|
|Science Based Targets||Guidance for ICT Companies Setting Science Based Targets||Helps ICT companies in setting science based targets for greenhouse gases according to a set of new decarbonisation pathways. For ICT companies operating mobile networks, fixed networks and/or data centres.||01 Feb 2020|