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Why Financing the Multi-Trillion-Dollar Transition to Net Zero Isn’t That Hard

Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal outlines why financing the multi-trillion-dollar energy transition is not that hard.

The C3 Take
  • A new report from the International Energy Agency estimates that the world needs to invest $4 trillion a year to transition to a low carbon economy.
  • The private sector is leading the way to a cleaner energy future and will continue to invest in low carbon technologies when it is in their best interest to do so.
  • Investments in the energy transition totaled half a trillion dollars last year.

“First, the sums involved aren’t that large when properly scaled. As Mr. Moynihan says more than once: ‘It’s not that much money.’ Second, while government action is key, the private sector through its own commitments to net zero can create the revenue streams needed to mobilize capital.”

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