Climate Change

Transitioning to a low carbon future: Budget 2019 has little to offer

The budget attempts to have something for everyone, but those waiting for a strong signal about Australia’s response to climate change will again be disappointed.

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Climate change: a long term issue but are you ready for 30 June 2018?

Two and a half years on from the Paris Climate Accord, investors are increasingly demanding transparency on climate related risks and opportunities.

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Human Rights and the financial risk of climate change a low priority for Australia’s top companies.

Corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is now standard for large and mid-cap companies across the world – but Australia’s performance is plateauing, and needs to improve

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Imaginary beasts, carrots and sticks, climate change is not a dream. Will the Finkel Review wake us up?

The Finkel Review is well and truly out and the protagonists are limbering up for a tedious sequel to the climate war. Chi Mun Woo argues why we need more than discussion on climate change

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Finkel resets Australia’s energy future with compelling blueprint

The Finkel Report is being lauded as a ‘once in a generation’ energy review. Let’s not waste this opportunity. This is not a report that can go on the shelf.

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Climate change is real and no announcement will bring it to a sudden and permanent halt

Do not make the mistake of thinking that any one presidential decision will bring global climate action to a sudden and permanent halt. It will not. It is too late for that. The world is still moving towards a zero net carbon future and we all need to be ready for that.

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Has the US election thrown a spanner in the climate works?

The morning after the US election, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) held a briefing at COP22 to discuss how the result might affect both US climate policy and the…

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Is renewable energy now cheaper than coal? What might this mean for investors?

It has been another captivating week in the Australian energy markets. The closure of the Hazelwood power plant was announced, thermal coal export prices have continued to surge and there…

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LNG in 2016: Is this the end of the Mega Project?

The LNG 18 conference in Perth was a reality check for many LNG producers in a cash constrained global industry. But the news is not all bad. Hear more from…

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Australia and Canada: new symbols of change?

Business leaders need to be aware of new momentum in international politics that could make the transition to a low carbon economy unstoppable.

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We need to put ourselves in the CEO shoes

Last week I attended a KPMG-sponsored COP21 event hosted by UNESCO at its stunning 1950s-built Paris HQ. One theme in particular emerged from the panel discussion and got me thinking: the…

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Sea Change needed on Climate Change and Carbon Reporting

“As a firm, KPMG is clear that climate change is happening and that urgent action is needed to tackle it now. The evidence is not in doubt.”

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The name’s bond – green bond

In late 2014, two Australian institutions, Stockland and NAB, joined the growing global trend and issued their first Green Bonds. Both were oversubscribed. The rapid growth of the market has…

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