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The Paris Accord: Staying cool

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Abigail Dean, Head of Sustainability, and Helena Olin, Head of Real Assets at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2), consider the steps necessary to hit the Paris Accord’s climate change target.

The Paris climate change agreement aims to limit the increase in the global average temperature to below two degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels. The built environment is believed to be responsible for 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, leading the World Green Building Council to estimate the real estate sector must operate at net zero carbon by 2050 if that target is to be met. In a conversation overheard by PERE, Helena Olin, Head of Real Assets at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2), says tackling global warming is already a priority for institutional investors. Meanwhile Abigail Dean, Head of Sustainability at TH Real Estate, argues that the real estate industry has the capacity to achieve a step change in reducing its carbon emissions.

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Abigail Dean

Abigail Dean

Head of Sustainability

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