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- Marcel van Poecke
The last two years have seen accelerated capital markets’ involvement in climate change. Now, financing the energy transition is steering structural changes in capital allocation, investments and valuations of assets, technologies, and companies. New green financial instruments and investment mandates have undergone a seismic shift and are changing the way we think about energy investments, value creation, cost of capital, and implicit carbon prices. Trillions of dollars in private capital have been raised, waiting to back clean energy and climate risk solutions. Will the financial returns on low-emission energy production or decarbonization strategies justify capital deployment?