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Centre of Climate and Energy Transformation’s Podcast, CET is located at the Social Sciences faculty at University of Bergen. Panel discussions and conversations between leading researchers.

ClimatenergyTalk! Ep. 3 - The Green Tumbling: Can Sustainable Finance Combat Climate Change?

June 2, 2021


The third and final episode of this special three-part series is now out! 

The years 2020 and 2021 have shown how the role of scientists is all the more important. Today, the Center on Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen (CET) is launching a series of three podcasts on Climate Risk and Democratic Energy Policies: Climatenergy Talk!  The podcast series aims to communicate to the larger public on the role of science--the social and natural sciences--for depolarizing and democratizing energy policies. The series is part of The Climate Festival §112 Bergen and is endorsed by the Norwegian Climate Foundation and Juridika Innsikt.

The third episode, The Green Tumbling: Can Sustainable Finance Combat Climate Change?, delves into sustainable finance with Lisa Sachs, the Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in New York City. So-called "sustainable investment" funds grew in both number and value over 2020, as the real economy shuddered from the effects of COVID. At the same time, a growing number of companies, investors and banks are making net-zero commitments, while financing for fossil fuel infrastructure continues to grow. Lisa will help us understand these trends, how to decipher meaningful commitments and action from greenwashing, and what steps are needed to align the financial sector with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. 


Creator and Host: Esmeralda Colombo
Producer: Mainstream AS, Bergen