The banking crisis could potentially affect the environment in several ways:
Reduced investment in environmental initiatives: During a banking crisis, financial institutions may focus on shoring up their balance sheets and may reduce investment in environmental initiatives such as renewable energy and sustainability projects.
Decreased lending for environmental projects: Banks may become more risk-averse during a crisis, which could lead to reduced lending for environmental projects. This could slow down the transition to a more sustainable economy.
Reduced corporate responsibility: Companies that are struggling to stay afloat during a banking crisis may prioritize short-term profitability over long-term sustainability. This could lead to reduced investment in environmental initiatives and a focus on cost-cutting measures.
Increased regulation: In response to a banking crisis, governments may increase regulation of the financial sector, which could include environmental regulations. This could lead to greater accountability for financial institutions with regard to their environmental impact.
Potential for environmental damage: A banking crisis could lead to a lack of funding for environmental regulation and oversight, which could increase the risk of environmental damage from industries such as mining, agriculture, and forestry.
So really to summarise the financial institutions (and governments) have excuses to avoid saving the planet as profits are king. the IPCC have said we are now in the danger zone which we think is far more important than the banking danger zone.

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