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CLEAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE & GREENING GROWTH : EMERGING GOOD PRACTICE FOR A NEW ERA OF PROJECT FINANCING ACTIVITIES.

 

ARE GLOBAL COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENTS IMPROVING THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL AND  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE GOVERNANCE  ?

THERE IS GOOD REASON TO BE OPTIMISTIC, THOUGH THERE IS MUCH TO BE  DONE.

GREENING GROWTH AND ACHIEVING CLIMATE OBJECTIVES REQUIRE A SHIFT TO A LOW – CARBON ECONOMY.

KEY SECTORAL CONTRIBUTORS TO GHC EMISSIONS – INCLUDING ENERGY, TRANSPORT, AND BUILDINGS – HAVE TO SCALE UP INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE AND OTHER LOW – OR – ZERO CARBON ELECTRICITY GENERATION , ENERGY EFFICIENCY , PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

MEETING GLOBAL CLIMATES GOALS DEPEND ON SCALING UP GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT.

POLICY – MAKERS NEED TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS VIEW THESE INVESTMENTS AND WHY CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCED,  DEVELOPING AND EMERGING ECONOMIES.

GOVERNMENTS HAVE A KEY ROLE TO PLAY IN STRENGTHENING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR CLEAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT.

 

 

IN THE MEANTIME, COMPANIES HAVE TO BETTER COMPLY NOT ONLY WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS WHEREVER THEY OPERATE, BUT ALSO TO ADHERE TO RELEVANT GLOBAL GUIDELINES , NORMATIVE FRAMEWORKS, AND INDUSTRY – WIDE VOLUNTARY PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS WHEN IT COMES TO  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

ALSO, COMPANIES HAVE TO  BETTER ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES  WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE.

 

IT IS IN THIS CONTEXT THAT THE FIELD OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE WILL BE MATURING OVER THE UPCOMING DECADE.

LET’S MAKE GREENING GROWTH MATTER !

TOUGHER ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND STRICTER CLEAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE STANDARDS MUST GO HAND IN HAND WITH ECONOMIC PROGRESS.

IT IS TIME TO IMAGINE A NEW TYPE OF GROWTH THAT IS FOCUSED ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

 

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