Investors blocked on climate finance by lack of opportunities

By Jon Hay
08 Dec 2016

More than half of a global group of 276 investors surveyed by HSBC have a strategy for reducing the environmental impact of their activities — but 74% of them encounter barriers to increasing their low carbon financing, mainly a lack of credible investment opportunities.

That is a new illustration of the climate financing gap. Although the technology for massive reductions in carbon dioxide emissions has existed for years, not enough new green infrastructure is being built, and too much of the old, polluting kind.
  The findings came in a report published by HSBC ...

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