An Icelandic girl at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change, on August 18. To complete the transition from fossil fuels requires drilling down to the core of the global economy. Photo: AFPAn Icelandic girl at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change, on August 18. To complete the transition from fossil fuels requires drilling down to the core of the global economy. Photo: AFP
An Icelandic girl at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change, on August 18. To complete the transition from fossil fuels requires drilling down to the core of the global economy. Photo: AFP
Andrew Higham
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Higham

Investors are leading the climate change charge towards zero emissions and cleaner fuels while governments lag behind

  • Financial giants are redirecting massive money flows away from fossil fuels as slow movers report losses. But trillions of dollars in carbon assets remain on investors’ balance sheets
  • More needs to be done, by both financiers and governments, and next month’s UN Climate Action Summit is an opportunity

An Icelandic girl at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change, on August 18. To complete the transition from fossil fuels requires drilling down to the core of the global economy. Photo: AFPAn Icelandic girl at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change, on August 18. To complete the transition from fossil fuels requires drilling down to the core of the global economy. Photo: AFP
An Icelandic girl at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change, on August 18. To complete the transition from fossil fuels requires drilling down to the core of the global economy. Photo: AFP
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