Investment in Renewables: How to Grow the Low-Carbon Economy - Live Chat

Investment in Renewables: How to Grow the Low-Carbon Economy - Live Chat

With $1tn worth of investment needed, how can we bridge the gap between investors and renewables? - Join the experts for a live chat at 1pm BST (8am ET) on 3 July


Thursday, July 3 at  2 pm CET1pm BST8am ET Will Ritzrau, head of SAP sustainability strategy, will participate in a Guardian Live Chat on investing in renewables. The article promoting the chat is here.

How to join:

The live online chat is text based and will take place on this page in the comments section. You can submit questions in advance on the form below on the webpage, or tweet them to @GuardianSustBiz using #askGSB.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:05am

CAMPAIGN: SAP Corporate Social Responsibility

CONTENT: Article

The need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and move towards low-carbon alternatives was a key feature of the UN's recent climate change report.

A commonly cited statistic is that we need to invest $1tn by 2030 to finance the low-carbon technologies required to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.

But investment in renewable energy has been falling, not rising, for the past few years. Globally it dipped 12% to $254bn last year, a long way from a high of $318bn in 2011. Part of the decline has been attributed to the fall in the cost of solar, but other factors at play include policy uncertainty, which is leading to more cautious investment approach.

So how can the huge pools of investment that are needed be unlocked? Join our panel of experts for a live chat on this topic Wednesday, 3 July, 1-2:30am BST (8-9:30am ET). We'll be taking your questions on a wide range of topics, including:

Keep on reading the original article on theguardian about the live chat topics >> 

Original source: theguardian