How to get real estate Paris-proof

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Egbert Nijmeijer
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Egbert Nijmeijer

Man-made climate change produces the largest challenge for our generation.

The quest to align the economy in all its complexity with a new, carbon-neutral reality is cumbersome and has many obstacles. Investors are at the precipice of a new age, where the goal is no longer merely about short-term financial returns but about using influence as asset allocators to guide society to a more sustainable future. Real estate is responsible for about 40% of the global power consumption and about 30% of the global carbon emissions, according to theUnited Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEPFI). About 10% of real estate is located a mere few metres over ...

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