Invest properly and protect the climate

Climate protection and financial investments are closely interrelated. The two new studies “Carbon Footprint of Financial Investments” and “Financial Investments for Climate Protection” by adelphi on behalf of the German Environment Ministry explore this relationship.


The proper use of assets can significantly promote climate protection: for each 10.000 Euro invested in conventional investments, five tons of greenhouse gas emissions are co-financed. Climate-friendly investments, however, reduce the emissions by 42 per cent on average. The results are an improved disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and the compliance with stricter reduction goals. Furthermore, manufacturing processes and products are designed in a more climate-friendly manner by the demands of investors. The analyses also show that particularly the small and medium enterprises are lagging behind.

The studies can be downloaded here: