Jonathan Grant, a climate change expert at PwC, provides his analysis of this month's global climate talks in Morocco. He captures delegates responses to the United States election results and listens in on private sector discussions on climate action. [more...]
Business action on climate
Businesses are critical to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions, adapting to the effects of a changing climate and creating green jobs and economic growth – together these can lead to ‘climate compatible’ development (CCD). But breaking into new markets and scaling up climate related products and services can be hampered by barriers such as a lack of knowledge and skills, access to finance or limited demand.
By working together, businesses can overcome such challenges – partnerships can bridge knowledge and skills gaps, open up new markets and reduce the costs of doing business. Programmes such as CDKN can foster these partnerships by lowering barriers such as lack of trust, lack of communication and perceived risk.