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Climate change and your pension - interview with our climate finance lawyer, Kyla Taylor

Posted On: 30 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Client Earth

Kyla Taylor is a lawyer in our climate finance team, focussing on pensions. She looks at different legal strategies to improve the way institutional investors, like pension schemes, integrate climate-related financial risk into their decision-making. We took five minutes to find out more about her work, and the role that pensions can play in the fight against climate change.
Why are pensions so important in the fight against climate change?
As things stand, our planet is on course for temperature rises of 2 - 4°C by the end of the 21st century, with catastrophic consequences. In order to reduce these effects as much as possible, global efforts need to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C in accordance with the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Every country needs to play its part. The UK has committed to becoming ‘net-zero' by 2050. In order to achieve this, the UK economy will need to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by around 50% by 2030. That's just ten years away. The clock is ticking, and we will only...

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