• Atmospheric CO2 /Parts per Million /Annual Averages /Data Source: noaa.gov

  • 1980338.91ppm

  • 1981340.11ppm

  • 1982340.86ppm

  • 1983342.53ppm

  • 1984344.07ppm

  • 1985345.54ppm

  • 1986346.97ppm

  • 1987348.68ppm

  • 1988351.16ppm

  • 1989352.78ppm

  • 1990354.05ppm

  • 1991355.39ppm

  • 1992356.1ppm

  • 1993356.83ppm

  • 1994358.33ppm

  • 1995360.18ppm

  • 1996361.93ppm

  • 1997363.04ppm

  • 1998365.7ppm

  • 1999367.8ppm

  • 2000368.97ppm

  • 2001370.57ppm

  • 2002372.59ppm

  • 2003375.14ppm

  • 2004376.96ppm

  • 2005378.97ppm

  • 2006381.13ppm

  • 2007382.9ppm

  • 2008385.01ppm

  • 2009386.5ppm

  • 2010388.76ppm

  • 2011390.63ppm

  • 2012392.65ppm

  • 2013395.39ppm

  • 2014397.34ppm

  • 2015399.65ppm

  • 2016403.09ppm

  • 2017405.22ppm

  • 2018407.62ppm

  • 2019410.07ppm

  • 2020412.44ppm

  • 2021414.72ppm

  • 2022418.56ppm

  • 2023421.08ppm


UK Environment Agency invests £170m in Schroders renewables fund

The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF), which manages £4.5bn of assets, has committed £170m to a UK renewables fund managed by Schroders Greencoat.

The UK Greencoat Renewable Income (GRI) fund invests exclusively in energy transition infrastructure assets, with a portfolio of wind, solar, bioenergy, heat pumps and green hydrogen electrolysis technologies.

This latest investment from EAPF raises the total funds committed to GRI to £1.35bn, with its final close set for December 2024, according to Schroders Greencoat, the energy transition infrastructure manager of Schroders Capital.

EAPF is part of the UK Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and belongs to investment vehicle Brunel Pension Partnership.

Craig Martin, the fund’s chief pensions officer, commented: “We have a long-standing target of achieving 17% assets under management in climate solutions by 2025. This investment will help us achieve this and support the UK’s levelling up agenda.”

This commitment follows six other LGPS funds placing a £230m cornerstone investment in Toucan Energy’s solar energy portfolio through Schroders Greencoat.

Richard Fanshawe, Brunel’s head of private markets, said: “We are very pleased to have facilitated this investment for EAPF to invest into GRI alongside its Brunel pool partners Avon, Cornwall, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

“This investment achieves multiple impact, levelling up, energy transition, and return ambitions in one fell swoop for the Environment Agency, whose remit is country-wide, not county-specific.”

To date, the GRI has deployed over £1bn across 165 assets within the UK. Recent investments include stakes in a £260m UK direct heating platform and a portfolio of hydrogen infrastructure.

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