UNEP FI leads on climate change at ‘Climate Finance Week’

19-22 May | Paris, France

Climate Finance Day on 22 May provided a platform for financial institutions to demonstrate leadership on climate change. By showcasing firstly the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) – and secondly the Insurance industry commitments to build disaster resilience and promote sustainable development – UNEP FI continued to demonstrate that it is providing vehicles through which financial institutions can show leadership on climate change.

Global investors launch platform for climate actions and commitments with UNEP FI support

A group of institutional investors, managing some $25 trillion, have launched an online platform to highlight the actions they are taking to curb climate change. The Investor Platform for Climate Action, is intended primarily to inform investors and policy makers about projects already underway and to encourage new initiatives. Continue reading the full story in Environmental Finance.

UNEP FI and partners publish reports on risk exposures associated with GHG emissions

In this vital year for climate change in the run-up to COP21, UNEP FI is playing a leading role in advancing the development and growth of finance sector solutions to climate change. On 19 May UNEP FI and partners submitted technical reports at The Finance Sector and Climate Change: Measuring Portfolio Risk Exposure and Climate-Friendliness event. These reports provide guidelines firstly on how financial institutions can manage and mitigate risk exposures associated with GHG emissions, and secondly how they can drive down GHG emissions by better aligning their portfolios with the low-carbon economy. Read the report.