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Clifford Chance

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Greening the Financial System

8 November 2017

The need to mobilise green, climate smart, environmentally friendly financing is racing at speed up the agenda of regulators, governments and the institutional investor and financial communities globally. Whilst the commitment in the Paris Agreement to hold global average temperature increases well below 2°C above pre‑industrial levels has been extensively reported, less well known is the commitment to “making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient developments”. Governments and regulators are responding to this commitment, enlisting a wide variety of bodies to explore options to create an enabling policy environment.

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