The COP26 summit will bring governments, civil society and the private sector together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Find out what UNEP FI is doing at COP26 to bring the latest climate commitments made by UNEP FI members to the attention of policymakers.
Throughout COP26, the UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative will focus on progressing the sustainable insurance agenda through the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance it convenes.
Ahead of the G20 Summit and COP26, hear from some of the most important net-zero pioneers who are acting now to decarbonize their portfolios and speaking out about the imperatives, challenges, opportunities and feasibility of doing so.
UNEP FI and the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) have partnered to deliver a series of workshops on climate risks, opportunities, and disclosures focusing on the Egyptian Banking industry. They will explore regionally specific physical and transition risks for the Arab region.
As risk managers, re/insurers and investors, the insurance industry plays a key role in supporting the transition to a resilient net-zero emissions economy. This global virtual event will gather experts in climate as well as industry practitioners who will unpack the concept of net-zero insurance.
Co-hosted by the UN-convened SIF, UN PSI and the IAIS, this webinar will present the climate change risks and opportunities for the insurance sector and introduce the Application Paper on the Supervision of Climate-related Risks in the Insurance Sector.
Mark Carney, the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance – in partnership with the UK COP26 Presidency and the UN Race to Zero campaign – are launching a coordinating alliance that brings together existing and new net zero finance initiatives into one sector-wide strategic forum: The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).
To explore adaptation finance from a litigation perspective, UNEP FI has collaborated with MinterEllison to examine how litigation may increase or reduce the barriers to adaptation finance identified in the earlier reports. The output of this collaboration, a high-level briefing paper “The Forgotten Climate-related Financial Risk: Liability Impacts on Adaptation and Adaptation Finance”, will be launched at this event.
Join UNEP FI and EIT Climate-KIC for the launch of the 5th and 6th papers of this Thought Leadership Series: “Making Green Bonds Serve the Climate Goals” (Massamba Thioye, UNFCCC) and “Financial Stability in a Planetary Emergency: the role of regulators in a burning world” (James Vaccaro, Director of Re:Pattern, & David Barmes, Economist at Positive Money).
For banks in Egypt and Tunisia, join our series of workshops that will provide you with a better understanding of physical and transition risks as well as climate risk methodologies and tools to strengthen your bank’s resilience and help implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
UNEP FI’s TCFD programme is launching 3 new papers in February 2021 relating to scenario analysis, recommendations on integrated assessment models, tools, the changing regulatory landscape as well as potential developments in 2021.
As the United States rejoins Paris, what are the key areas of policy to focus on for the financial sector, how will that increase ambition on emission reduction targets. What are the key regulatory changes and key issues for sustainable finance, how to navigate the environment, assess the challenges and opportunities across sectors? Join us for a discussion on the policy landscape and other key focus areas in this climate ambition year.
The use of authoritative datasets and data sources is a challenge for many financial institutions. A collaboration between the Climate Data Factory and the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service is aiming to provide a climate hazards data set of reference for physical risk assessment that aligns with the recommendations of the TCFD, and that will also slign with the needs of users from the finance sector.
Systemic transformation will be necessary over the next decade if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. What might this transformation mean for the finance sector and how can financial actors best respond to these challenges? Join Richard Roberts & John Elkington (Volans), and Jakob Thomä & Anne Schönauer (2DII) for this discussion hosted by EIT Climate-KIC and UNEP FI.
Join UNEP FI and members for an in-depth discussion on climate-related physical risk and a major announcement from ten financial institutions.
UNEP FI is hosting a side event at the Climate Adaptation Summit which will also see leading financial institutions announce their commitment to climate-related physical risk assessment and disclosure, while making a ‘call to action’ to the finance sector and governments around the globe to address the principal obstacles to greater disclosure.
Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, spoke to UNEP FI on navigating the climate crisis, climate disclosures, the Principles for Responsible Banking and the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance.
For financial institutions in Mongolia: we are holding a webinar that will introduce the Principles for Responsible Banking and forward-looking climate assessment in line with the recommendations for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. With English-Mongolian translation.