The best Climate Change ETFs

How to invest in climate-friendly companies using ETFs

0.07% p.a. - 0.65% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of climate change ETFs
on climate-friendly companies, which are tracked by ETFs
on climate-friendly companies
 
The best indices for climate change ETFs

How do I invest in climate-friendly stocks?

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change and, before that, the Kyoto Protocol were important steps to avoid climate change. The agreement states that the global temperature should not rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. To achieve this aim, the use of fossil fuels has to be severely restricted and all other resources must be managed sustainably. This is also a responsibility of companies.

Index providers can evaluate how well companies are doing in this respect. Accordingly, companies with a favourable ecological footprint are given greater weights in climate-friendly indices. Usually, these indices are less strict than many other sustainable indices, in which the index providers also take social and governance criteria into account. Nevertheless, climate change indices and ETFs are in great demand as investments by major investors such as sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies or pension funds.

This investment guide on climate change will help you to select the best ETFs tracking climate-friendly indices. Currently, there are 26 indices which are tracked by ETFs.
 

Low Carbon 100 Europe PAB performance

1 month: 0.83%
1 year: 27.21%
3 years: 32.44%
 

Climate Change ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a climate change ETF one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all climate change ETFs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all climate change ETFs in detail
Compare all climate change ETFs in a chart

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETFLU1377382368 864 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2195226068 779 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL573 594 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1602144229 569 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL557 268 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL540 250 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL581 158 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL565 148 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL318 119 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P 500 Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198883410 86 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C)LU2182388400 80 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P World Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198882362 55 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETFIE00BMDPBZ72 45 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETFIE00BNC1F287 39 0.65% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc)IE00BMDWYZ92 30 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4PXC48 29 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BN4Q0L55 16 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (JPY) A-accIE00BN4Q0X77 14 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Europe Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198884491 12 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q0370 12 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETFIE00BMDPBY65 9 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBM76 9 0.29% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BN4Q0933 8 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q0602 5 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBG17 5 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAB UCITS ETF AccLU2194449075 2 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETFIE00BLRPRR04 2 0.55% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication

Source: justETF.com; As of 02.08.21

 

Return comparison of all climate change ETFs

The table shows the returns of all climate change ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 3.20% 8.75% 24.53% 38.85% -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P 500 Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 3.21% 8.69% 24.40% 38.62% -
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.73% 8.01% 20.17% 38.05% -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 1.79% 6.26% 21.90% 36.68% -
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.09% 6.79% 20.96% 35.92% -
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C) 2.38% 7.01% 18.61% 35.87% 50.23%
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.21% 7.11% 18.31% 35.86% -
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.38% 7.35% 19.36% 33.15% -
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 1.58% 6.31% 18.50% 29.77% -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETF 1.10% 6.47% 16.75% 26.74% 30.79%
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 0.14% 4.60% 14.17% 25.11% -
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF -1.46% 0.46% 0.69% 23.74% 8.68%
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C) 2.43% 7.38% 18.06% - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAB UCITS ETF Acc 1.84% - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF 1.48% 6.77% - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF 2.23% 7.93% - - -
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF 0.13% 5.42% 5.00% - -
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc) 1.73% 6.91% 19.40% - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Europe Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 2.17% 7.23% 18.73% - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P World Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 2.53% 7.83% 20.13% - -
Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc 2.29% 6.13% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc 2.55% 7.08% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc -2.37% 0.59% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 2.91% 8.21% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 2.34% 7.30% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 2.23% 7.38% - - -
ETF   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 24.79% - - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P 500 Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 24.46% - - - -
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 21.60% - - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P World Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 19.74% - - - -
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc) 19.45% - - - -
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 19.17% - - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 19.13% - - - -
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C) 19.00% 8.01% 31.30% -2.63% -
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C) 18.59% - - - -
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 18.06% - - - -
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 17.28% - - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Europe Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 16.51% - - - -
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 16.14% - - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETF 13.91% -1.08% 28.97% -7.60% -
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF 12.71% - - - -
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 10.79% - - - -
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.80% -0.53% 18.82% -11.73% 9.96%
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAB UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.21; Calculations in EUR including dividends