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Sustainable finance: What role do carbon markets play in tackling climate change?

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Speaker(s):
Mark lewis, BNP Paribas
Rachel Ward, IIGCC
Julia Elmgrem, Gazprom

This is the first in a series of events on sustainable finance organised with the CSFI. It will focus on attempts to control the biggest contributor to the "greenhouse gas" effect - carbon dioxide.

Trading in permits to emit CO2 started following the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. In the early years, the price - each carbon "credit" allows one tonne on CO2 to be emitted - struggled because too many credits were available. But between 2013 and July this year the price rose from about €5 to €30. In September IHS Markit, the data provider, created a global carbon index.

Now the carbon markets can be seen not only as an incentive for companies to reduce emissions but also as a bellwether of increasing investor interest in climate change. This comes against a background of tightening regulation as policy-makers set their sights on carbon neutrality.

To help us understand both the carbon markets and the climate change issue they are designed to address, we have brought together a distinguished panel, including:

  • Mark Lewis, Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, and previously in senior roles at Barclays and Deutsche Bank. Mark is a member of the FSB's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

  • Rachel Ward, Head of Policy at the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, engaging with decision-makers in Brussels and globally. Previously she was a UK civil servant, working on climate, transport, energy and environmental policy-making.

  • Julia Elmgren, a Carbon Trader at Gazprom, where she has worked for more than 11 years in roles that include business development and portfolio valuation. She is also an expert on UK power assets and in managing clean energy projects.

We also expect to have a senior executive from the UK Government's global carbon markets team, part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, on the panel.

Speaker(s):
Mark lewis, BNP Paribas
Rachel Ward, IIGCC
Julia Elmgrem, Gazprom

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Event title: Sustainable finance: What role do carbon markets play in tackling climate change?
Start date: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Location: London
Pricing: This event is free to attend.
Speaker(s): Mark lewis, BNP Paribas
Rachel Ward, IIGCC
Julia Elmgrem, Gazprom
Event website: http://www.libf.ac.uk/
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