The Path to Net Zero

Our planet’s average temperature is already 1.1° Celsius warmer than pre-industrial levels, we have to reduce emissions and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid a climate disaster. We are already experiencing abnormal climate events due to the increased temperatures including oceans becoming more acidic, sea levels rising and the loss of polar ice caps. The time to act is now. This pathway by former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney and Director of Financial Stability and the Bank of England, Sarah Breeden, will outline the scale of the challenge we face, and what is being done to prevent a climate crisis, by global organisations and the Bank of England.

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  • The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

    The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy. This video helps us understand the need to reach net zero, outlines the cost of reaching net zero and finally explains where the money will come from.

    Mark Carney10:18

  • Mobilising the Finance Sector to Net Zero

    To reach the $100-150bn required to meet net zero, significant commitments will need to be made over the coming years, new initiatives are starting up to encourage this investment such as GFANZ. This video outlines the commitments to reach net zero and further highlights how we can get the money where it is needed.

    Mark Carney07:40

  • Central Banks and Net Zero

    Nearly 300 years ago, the Bank of England was charged with promoting the good of the people of the UK. While this mission is centred around monetary and fiscal stability, their approach to fulfilling it has developed in tandem with the economy. Join Sarah as she helps us understand the role of the Bank of England in supporting the economy.

    Sarah Breeden06:47

  • Lessons from Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)

    This video helps recognise how climate change creates financial risks that matter for individual firms. Sarah further outlines what the Bank of England is doing to help banks and insurers manage financial risks from climate change and also discusses the work undertaken by the Bank of England and the NGFS in modelling climate risks.

    Sarah Breeden08:56

  • Bridging the Gaps in Climate Policy

    The Bank of England launched the Bank’s Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario exercise (CBES) in June 2019 to collaborate with the largest UK banks and insurers to gain a better understanding of climate risks. This video highlights the key aims of the CBES, helps understand the macroeconomic impacts of the shift to net zero and the implications of monetary policy.

    Sarah Breeden09:56

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