Thirteen climate-focused venture capital and private equity funds closed in the past three months, raising $2.8 billion of fresh capital.
Europe plans to urgently diversify its gas supplies, while accelerating decarbonization efforts to reduce overall gas use.
Corporate sustainability has gone mainstream, with thousands of companies setting ambitious targets each year, raising hundreds of billions of dollars in sustainable debt and making major investments in decarbonization activities.
It is not all doom and gloom for the European carbon market. Overall, the war is expected to have a bullish impact.
Commodities markets have been thrown into disarray by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, ratcheting up inflationary pressure on a global economy already hit by surging costs.
The green bond market accelerated its momentum in 2021, with issuances doubling to $621 billion. By the end of last year, over $1.8 trillion of green bonds had been sold since the label made its debut back in 2007.
The push to lower global greenhouse gas emissions has seen an increasing amount of early-stage capital flow to companies developing decarbonization solutions.
Global spending on electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure surged by 77% to $273 billion in 2021, according to BloombergNEF’s latest Energy Transition Investment Trends report.
Climate-tech companies raised $165 billion across public and private markets in 2021. The energy and transport sectors attracted the most capital, at $68.5 billion and $67.3 billion, respectively.
Global investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) reached $2.3 billion in 2021, down $0.7 billion from 2020, according to our latest report.
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