The latest release from the sixth IPCC Report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900, and that the global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming increase within the next two decades. The need for finance to support a transition to both net-zero and negative-carbon emissions has never been more urgent. In this IPCC Special episode, Green is the New Finance looks at the Report’s findings and the role of finance. Guest Lord Nicholas Stern, I. G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, shares his views on the role of public finance, while Green Finance Institute chief executive, Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, discusses the role of private finance.
How much does nature contribute to a regional economy, the health and well-being of its residents, as well as to building climate resilient communities? Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Sam Evans and Krista Patrick share the findings of its natural capital account and its journey to moving from public funding into attracting private investment with Green Finance Institute hosts Ryan Jude and Helen Avery.