The best Climate Change ETFs

How to invest in climate-friendly companies using ETFs

0.12% 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 24 indices which are tracked by ETFs.
 

Low Carbon 100 Europe performance

1 month: 4.88%
1 year: 28.56%
3 years: 28.26%
 

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
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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 814 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor S&P Eurozone Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2195226068 620 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL573 580 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1602144229 386 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL557 194 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL540 171 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL565 134 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL581 76 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL318 73 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Lyxor S&P Global Developed Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198882362 51 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C)LU2182388400 44 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor S&P 500 Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198883410 38 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETFIE00BNC1F287 36 0.65% 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
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETFIE00BMDPBZ72 28 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc)IE00BMDWYZ92 26 0.19% 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
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q0370 11 0.20% p.a. Accumulating 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
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETFIE00BMDPBY65 6 0.15% 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
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BN4Q0L55 5 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor S&P Europe Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198884491 5 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBG17 4 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBM76 4 0.29% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication

Source: justETF.com; As of 19.04.21

 

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 %
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C) 6.24% 8.27% 18.28% 44.91% 50.89%
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETF 6.01% 4.87% 13.22% 30.96% 28.12%
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 1.90% 6.43% 14.74% 27.63% 15.11%
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C) 6.47% 8.66% 18.16% - -
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 6.15% 7.26% 20.89% - -
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 6.40% 6.49% 18.14% - -
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 5.38% 3.95% 12.75% - -
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 6.25% 9.22% 17.56% - -
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 5.99% 8.60% 17.99% - -
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF 8.97% - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF 8.13% - - - -
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 7.98% 10.96% 18.76% - -
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 6.78% 6.89% 15.78% - -
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF 3.35% 8.90% - - -
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc) 7.78% 10.48% - - -
Lyxor S&P 500 Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 7.93% 10.87% 18.61% - -
Lyxor S&P Europe Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 6.74% 6.84% 16.56% - -
Lyxor S&P Eurozone Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 7.36% 9.72% 22.60% - -
Lyxor S&P Global Developed Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 6.94% 8.99% 17.42% - -
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 7.48% - - - -
ETF   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 11.43% - - - -
Lyxor S&P 500 Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 11.16% - - - -
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc) 10.48% - - - -
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 9.22% - - - -
Lyxor S&P Eurozone Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 8.93% - - - -
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF 8.90% - - - -
Lyxor S&P Global Developed Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 8.69% - - - -
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C) 8.66% - - - -
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 8.60% - - - -
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C) 8.56% 8.01% 31.30% -2.63% -
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 7.26% - - - -
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 6.49% - - - -
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 6.43% -0.53% 18.82% -11.73% 9.96%
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 6.26% - - - -
Lyxor S&P Europe Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 5.99% - - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETF 4.17% -1.08% 28.97% -7.60% -
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 3.95% - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG 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 31.03.21; Calculations in EUR including dividends