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Poles apart? PwC analysis of the UN Climate Summit COP19

If climate change was a game, Warsaw wasn't a great tournament - for spectators or participants. But as Jonathan Grant points out, it's worth remembering this is anything but a game. It all came down to one question: when are we going to put numbers on the table? Developed country... [more]…

The final day at Warsaw - PwC team react to the key decisions at COP19

The outcome to establish the Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage is a landmark for the Summit, says Dr Celine Herweijer, but "the ‘talks about talks’ phase is now over" adds Jonathan Grant, from the PwC climate change team. Dr Celine Herweijer, partner, PwC sustainability and climate change: “We’re... [more]…

Cold comfort in Warsaw

Jonathan Grant takes stock of COP19, including an unusually high profile for coal at a climate summit….. A few years back the thought of having a big coal event at the annual climate negotiations, including a keynote speech by the head of the climate convention would certainly raise some eyebrows.... [more]…

OPINION: Dr Celine Herweijer and Jonathan Grant on what they'll be watching out for at COP19

The UN climate change negotiations begin in Warsaw today, here we get the views of two of the PwC team attending the Summit. Dr Celine Herweijer, is partner in PwC's sustainability and climate change, and a specialist in international climate policy and financing: “Science calls for urgent action on climate... [more]…

OPINION: What to expect in Warsaw at the UN Climate Summit

PwC's Climate Change team preview the key areas to watch in the UN Climate Summit in Warsaw (COP19) between 11-22 November 2013 The UN climate change negotiations begin in Warsaw tomorrow. PwC's team preview the summit. Having agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020 at COP18 in Doha, governments... [more]…

OPINION: Our carbon addiction - time to break the habit?

In advance of the release of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report on climate science, we've looked back over our analysis on the progress of the world and G20 in reducing its emissions and taking action on climate change. Links to further analysis are below the infographic. Further analysis of the... [more]…

FEATURE: IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Energy mix is far off a carbon fix.

Jonathan Grant & Lit Ping Low examine some of the significant shifts in energy and emissions from PwC's Low Carbon Economy Index, in advance of the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index has tracked the changes in global, and the... [more]…

OPINION: Good growth - does the world get it ?

I was travelling on a business trip recently when reactions to US President Obama's climate action plan began to filter through. Those reactions - positive and negative - underlined one important point for me - the gap in our definitions of growth and recovery. Travelling between locations as diverse as... [more]…

OPINION: Climate change, Six things to worry about, besides the weather

With climate change often measured in terms of tens, and hundreds of years, its been a pretty frantic few weeks for our understanding of the climate change debate. Richard Gledhill rounds up the six things businesses should not forget in a hurry. #1: A record not to be proud of:... [more]…

OPINION: G8 and climate change: a decision for another day.

Richard Gledhill reflects on the G8 summit's close in Northern Ireland. Though climate change didn't make it to the main agenda in Lough Erne, eclipsed by negotiations on Syria and on taxes, the G8 Communique issued at the conclusion of the summit includes a shopping list of important actions and... [more]…

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