Climate investment opportunities are evident if we consider it is estimated that approximately €13 billion worth of global investment in clean energy will be needed by 2040 to meet the 2° reduction goal set by the Paris Agreement. For Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), climate investment opportunities are expected to reach US$5 billion by 2030, in the urban sector alone.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on global warming increasing by 1.5°C proved that urgent measures are needed to avoid the threat posed by climate change and to permit sustainable development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement.
The population in LAC is expected to reach 780 million people by 2050. 60% of this population will live in cities. In order to guarantee living standards, investment in infrastructure must be increased. However, climate change poses a threat to this investment and therefore affects the potential for economic growth in the region.
Although our carbon footprint is a somewhat modest 7.7 tCO2 per capita, in order to comply with the Paris Agreement, this number needs to drop to 2 tCO2 per capita by 2050. This is not possible without rethinking how energy is produced, how people and goods are transported, and how we use our land. An era of huge change is upon us with new technology, renewable energy, oil price changes, and new forms of transport.
We promote smart solutions for sustainable businesses.
We help companies implement mitigation and adaptation strategies into their business. We work with clients from various sectors to develop and rethink their strategy, making the most of new climate technology power, identifying present and future climate risks, and discovering and entering into new markets.
We advise our clients on climate-smart solutions adapted to their specific needs. We want our investments to help develop both economically and environmentally sustainable business models.
We work on climate innovation with differentiation strategies, new technology testing, pilot projects, and the design of green financing products. We develop appraisals, such as market research studies, risk analysis, energy and environmental management audits, and water and carbon footprint analysis. We also develop feasibility studies on energy storage, energy efficiency and ecosystem services assessments. Finally, we can also provide support for sustainable certifications.