Tag: carbon footprint

Delivering the low-carbon transition in emerging markets and developing economies

A review of the impact and achievements of some trailblazing governments, corporates, investors, and civil society across EM&DEs over the last decade also reveals the opportunities that transitioning to a low-carbon economy can generate. In this piece, the authors provide Macquarie’s perspective on why supporting decarbonisation in EM&DEs is central to global climate change mitigation efforts.

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How to close the world’s $1 trillion renewable energy gap

Access to capital continues to be a challenge for solar in EMDE. Like the infrastructure sector, solar is capital intensive and has a long gestation period and generates spillover benefits which for various types of investors is not suitable. In addition, banks – key financiers in the EMDE – are structurally unwieldy for financing solar projects: They limit their long-term loans as their liability duration impedes them from lending to the sector for the long term.

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Carbon footprint of soft drinks packaging in Europe

This study by Carbon Trust looks beyond the simple question of which packaging material has the lowest carbon footprint. It considers the various factors affecting the carbon footprint of each alternative to establish the respective footprint ranges and highlight the key drivers to reduce the carbon footprint for each pack type according to specific market circumstances.

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