Co-hosted by UNEP FI and IPEEC, and as an official side event to the G20 Presidency of Japan, the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology will be held in Tokyo, Japan on June 12th. Join fellow financial institutions and senior G20 policy-makers in addressing the urgency of scaling up energy efficiency investment to deliver on the world’s agreed policy objectives for a clean energy transition.
UNEP FI members from banking, insurance and investment are invited to this presentation of UNEP FI’s paper on adaptation finance by the lead authors, Stacy Swann and Alan Miller of Climate Finance Advisors.
The paper provides recommendations for financial institutions including integration in risk management systems and improved data & metrics.
Financial institutions and journalists are invited to attend an event to hear the experiences of investors from a pilot project implementing the recommendations of the TCFD. Come and find out more about the tools that will help investors perform scenario analysis and calculate the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.
This webinar will help financial institutions understand the main topics and process for applying to participate in the first working group set up by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) in its third phase: the working group on the development of an EE taxonomy and green tagging to inform the EU´s Sustainable Finance Technical Expert Group (TEG).
Climate negotiators from around the globe are meeting in Katowice, Poland at COP24 to keep working towards implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. UNEP FI will be taking part in the following events:
UNEP FI has pioneered work on Positive Impact finance, and TCFD implementation for investors, banks and insurers. Join this webinar to hear from the leaders at UNEP FI about the next steps in financing the Sustainable Development Goals, TCFD implementation, and how the bigger picture in sustainable finance is evolving.
This one-day conference brings together the investment, risk, actuarial and underwriting teams to discuss and learn what roles they can play in response to the multidimensional effect of climate risk to their businesses as well as the opportunities it may bring. UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani, Programme Leader of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, will deliver a keynote presentation on climate change action and sustainable development in the context of the insurance industry, financial regulation and global policy frameworks. Discount available for UNEP FI members.
Discuss sustainable organisation, sustainable business, and sustainable communications in light of the European Action Plan on Sustainable Finance on 12-13 September, 2018 in Munich, Germany at one of the biggest gatherings in the German-speaking sustainable finance field.
This Webinar will discuss the results of a collaboration between sixteen of the world’s leading banks with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and climate risk and adaptation advisory firm Acclimatise. The banks set out to develop and test a widely applicable scenario-based approach for estimating the impact of climate change on their corporate lending portfolios as recommended by the Recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Hear directly from the banks, climate consultants and UNEP FI secretariat involved in this project.
This event, organised by the European Commission in partnership with UNEP FI and the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy aims to share best practices from Greece and Cyprus as well as further countries on how energy efficiency investments can be financed, including through private sources of capital.
21 May 2018 | EE Global, UN City, Copenhagen (Denmark)
In order to realise the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the energy transition, the global building stock needs to be made zero emission, efficient and resilient. As the world adds the equivalent of the floor space of the city of Paris in new construction every week, there is an urgent challenge to bring together those who finance this large amount of new construction with the policy-makers who can enable new construction finance to evolve towards zero emissions.
Sixteen banks working in collaboration with UNEP FI, risk and investment management experts, and leading scientists have recently published a jointly developed methodology that will enable banks to be more transparent about their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities, in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Join this webinar to hear more about the methodology for scenario-based assessment of risks and opportunities from the transition to a low-carbon economy.
In partnership with the BrightTalk ESG summit, UNEP FI will be presenting updates on three work streams related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. Financial institutions have a key role to play in implementing the world’s agreed goals.
9 April 2018 | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
UN Environment’s Finance Initiative, in collaboration with Climate Strategy & Partners, is organising a high-level roundtable on green tagging for energy efficiency finance as a side event to the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit.
Building on the success of its Forum in New York, Climate Action is bringing the Sustainable Investment Forum to Europe in March 2018 in partnership with UNEP FI.
The European Forum will welcome 250+ high-level decision-makers from the finance community, European governments and think tanks to meet, network, share ideas and discuss concrete solutions to the current challenges of the European and global climate finance market.
This high-level conference will take stock, two years after COP 21, of the significant committments by banks and investors on energy efficiency and identify ways to scale up energy efficiency investment. The event will culminate in a high-level segment with UNEP FI member CEO representation and occurs the day before the summit organised by the French President on the Paris Agreement.
This year’s global Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (‘COP23’) will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6 – 17 November. UNEP FI and partners are building a strong presence at COP23, via a number of events and platforms.
The event aims to share best practice from the Republic of Ireland, the UK and further afield on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and SME sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing, structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes.
The European Union’s Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale. This webinar, organised in partnership with the European Commission, will discuss the use of energy efficient mortgages in Europe.
Register by 22 September 2017.
The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) is a partnership between UN Environment Finance Initiative and the European Commission to scale up energy efficiency financing and investment. This webinar for UNEP FI members is to seek your views on the future development of EEFIG, which will enter its third phase in 2018.
This webinar, organised by the European Commission in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, will discuss the role of standardisation and benchmarking in order to facilitate access to finance for energy efficiency investments.
UNEP FI will be participating in the Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change” that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 13 to 16 June 2017. This event is being organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, the Ministry of Environment, along with other partners and collaborators. The event will have several panels, throughout the week. On June 16th, UNEP FI will be part of a panel on “Sustainable Finance” with a focus on Sustainable Construction Financing, along with Banco Santander Brazil.
This members-only webinar highlights UNEP FI’s work plan for the European region and discusses expectations for and from the members. The discussion will then focus on the Energy Efficiency initiatives in Europe and opportunities for membership involvement.
UNEP FI supports the Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative launched last year by the European Mortgage Federation- European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) which will have its third stakeholder meeting and kick off of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan on June 9.
The event aims to share best practice from Denmark, Sweden and Finland on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.
Targeting the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, this event aims to share best practice from the region on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.
The members of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), a UNEP FI-convened platform of 30 leading investors worldwide committed to taking bold portfolio action in response to climate change, are convening this week in Stockholm, at the invitation and under the auspices of Scandinavian pension company Storebrand/SPP, a member of the PDC Steering Committee.
, 12 January 2011 | Frankfurt, Germany On the 12th January in Frankfurt, Germany, the new report ‘Advancing adaptation through climate change information services: Results of a global survey on the information requirements of the financial sector’, was launched by UNEP FI and the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI), sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of […]
, 29 November – 10 December 2010 | Cancun, Mexico From the 29 Nov to the 10 Dec 2010 the world’s governments meet in Cancun, Mexico, to continue a process to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long term cooperative action. It is hoped that we will see governments and […]
4-5 December 2010 | Cancun, Mexico From the 4-5 December 2010 the UNEP Finance Initiative and partners, including the World Bank, the UN Global Compact, the Carbon Disclosure Project and many others, will come together to launch the inaugural World Climate Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico. WCS will be running in parallel to COP16, […]
4-5 November 2010 | Johannesburg, South Africa UNEP FI and The African Carbon Asset Development Facility along with signatories Standard Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa are proud to bring to you The African Bankers’ Carbon Finance and Investment Forum on 4-5 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the run-up to the COP16 in […]
Webinar: 28 January 2010 | 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM GMT In December 2009 world leaders finalised historic negotiations at COP15 in Copenhagen; even though the outcomes remained well below expectations, some progress was made and new ground covered, with potential implications for emissions reductions targets, carbon markets and other instruments, public finance mechanisms and, […]
Cape Town toCopenhagenNEWS CENTRE ,, 7-18 December | Copenhagen, Denmark From the 7th to 18th December 2009 the world’s governments meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate and hopefully agree on what the global response to climate change and a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol will look like. All potential outcome scenarios suggest that businesses, […]
, 6 June 2009 | Bonn, Germany UNFCCC June Talks on the run-up to Copenhagen View the webcast of the event. How can carbon markets and the Flexible Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol be actually improved to cover so-far neglected countries, project sizes and technology categories? How can technology transfer happen without compromising the vital […]
9 December | CoP 14 – Poznan, Poland Seminar followed by networking reception. Forests are biological sinks that permanently stabilise and sequester carbon since the beginning of life on the planet. They have covered vast areas of the earth’s surface for millennia, and to date contain around 60 per cent of the carbon stored in […]
, 11 December 2007 | COP 13 – Bali, Indonesia On December 11th, the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group launched its latest CEO Briefing at COP 13 in Bali. “Carbon Crunch: Meeting the Cost“, analyses the most recent studies on the cost of climate change, the benefits of early mitigation- and adaptation-action, and the […]
, 15 November, 2006 | COP 12 – Nairobi, Kenya UNEP FI’s CCWG held a side event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, marking the launch of its latest report “Adaptation and Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Role of the Finance Sector.” The report is the latest from the Climate Change Working Group, […]
,5 December, 2005 | Montréal, Canada The UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) held a side event at the UNFCCC Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP 11), and first Meeting of the Parties (MOP 1) in Montréal, Canada. The side event marked the official launch of the CCWG’s latest publication, The Future of Climate Policy: […]
,UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) 15 December 2004 | Buenos Aires, Argentina UNEP FI launched its CEO Briefing on Finance for Carbon Solutions (PDF: 1.3 MB) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Tenth Conference of the Parties […]
,Creating the Climate for Change 1-2 June, 2004 | Bonn, Germany The following is adapted from the SEF event Communiqué On 1-2 June 2004, the Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) Event “Creating the Climate for Change” (organized by the Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI), a joint initiative between UNEP FI, UNEP Energy and the Basel Agency […]
,UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) 10 December 2003 | Milan, Italy With the uncertainty of Russian ratification looming over the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) in Milan, the UNEP FI Climate Change […]
,UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Eighth Conference of the Parties (COP 8) 30 October 2002 | New Delhi, India Key Documents Emissions Trading Position Paper (PDF: 146 KB) UNEP Press Release: Financial Sector, Governments and Business Must Act on Climate Change or Face the Consequences (PDF: 198 KB) Reuters: […]