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Other organisations focused on climate change

beansCarbon Tracker is a financial think tank that carries out analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost carbon intensive fossil fuels. They are credited with coining the term stranded assets.

Chapter Zero is a forum focused on non-executive directors, helping them bring climate change to the board. In the UK, Chapter Zero is hosted by the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change  Engagement. There are a growing number of Chapter Zero communities around the world.

ShareAction is a long-established NGO (formerly Fair Pensions) which seeks to make investment a force for good. They are working towards a system in which long-term thinking is recognised as the best way to guarantee healthy returns.

Launched in 2020, OS-C (Open Source Climate) is an open source collaboration community seeking to boost global capital flows into climate change mitigation and resilience. It plans to aggregate data, modelling, computing and data science worldwide into an AI-enhanced physical-economic model that functions like an operating system.

The Coalition for an International Platform for Climate Finance (IPCF) is a developing initiative. The goal is to do for climate finance what the IPCC does for climate science. It has been described as the global CFO for Article 2.1.c of the Paris Agreement’. In this media link IPCF has Aviva’s Chief Responsible Investment Officer explaining the plan. If this comes to fruition, we can reasonably expect it to be a significant formal announcement at COP26.

There is a growing focus on communicating climate change in a way that encourages acceleration of activity. One organisation with this focus is Climate Outreach.

This guide would not be complete without a reference to civil activity. Greta Thunberg has significantly raised the profile of the urgency, especially among younger people, of responding to climate change, The Climate Assembly UK brought together 100+ people from all walks of life and shades of opinion to discuss how the UK should meet its 2050 net zero commitment. Meeting over six weekends in the spring of 2020 they heard evidence on the choices the UK faces, discussed them and made recommendations. Their report The path to net zero was published in September 2020.

Launched in 2020, Make My Money Matter is a movement calling for the money invested in UK pensions to build a better world.

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that seeks to use non-violent civil disobedience to draw attention to climate change and some of its effects. It elicits strong feelings in both its supporters and its detractors.

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