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02/27/2015: Knowing that we need an additional trillion dollars per year in clean energy might sound daunting at first – but several developments in recent weeks show that not only is this goal within our grasp, but also that some of the biggest capital market actors now see the economic opportunities of investing in the Clean Trillion.
02/20/2015: Knowing the world needs to invest an additional trillion dollars per year into clean energy by 2030 might sound daunting. This week, however, we saw a down payment on that clean energy future we so desperately need: a new $100 billion environmental finance initiative announced by one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Citigroup.
02/12/2015: Climate Declaration signatory Apple already relies on renewable energy for much of its U.S. operations. Now, the company has announced that it will power its California operations under a power purchase agreement that is the largest-ever solar procurement deal for a commercial end user.
03/02/2015: The world is getting thirstier and we’re fast running out of ways to quench it. A rapidly growing population, too many competing demands, and climate change impacts are creating a water availability emergency that the World Economic Forum recently ranked as the world’s “top global risk.”
02/18/2015: Today, Citi, the global banking giant, is announcing its next-gen sustainability strategy that includes an eye-popping number: $100 billion over 10 years for “lending, investing and facilitating” activities focused on mitigating climate and other sustainability solutions.
02/17/2015: Twenty-year government bonds and thirty-year mortgages are bumping into the horizons for serious damage to South Florida from rising seas. So far, those enormous risks haven’t sent home prices tumbling, or sent borrowing costs skyrocketing.