Past Events

Join us in Tokyo at the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology

12 June 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

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.

Webinar: Today’s Financial System for Tomorrow’s Climate Resilience

29 May 2019 | Webinar

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.

Watch the launch of our new report for investors implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

10 May 2019 | London, UK

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.

Webinar: Energy efficiency taxonomy and green tagging: Participate in first EEFIG working group

9 January 2019 | Webinar

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).

UNEP FI at COP24

3-14 December 2018 | Katowice, Poland

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:

Webinar: From TCFD to SDG Finance – Next Steps in Sustainable Finance

14 November 2018

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.

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas: The insurers role in avoiding the next big source of systematic risk in the financial system

24 September 2018 | 10 on the Park, New York

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.

VfU/UNEP FI Roundtable on Sustainable Finance

12-13 September 2018 | Munich, Germany

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.

Webinar: Hear from participants in UNEP FI’s pilot implementing TCFD Recommendations with 16 banks

14 August 2018

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.

Financing energy efficiency in Greece and Cyprus

31 May 2018 | Athens, Greece

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.

Financing for efficient buildings: Learning from G20 and GlobalABC

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.

Webinar: Learn more about the first guidance to help the banking industry adopt the TCFD Recommendations

15 May 2018 | Webinar

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.

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

13 March 2018 | Paris, France

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.

Energy efficiency in buildings: how to accelerate investments?

11 December 2017 | Paris, France

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.

UNEP FI at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

6-17 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

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.

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom

28 September 2017 | Dublin, Ireland

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.

Webinar: Deployment of Energy Efficient Mortgages in Europe

26 September 2017 | Webinar

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.

Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change”

13-16 June 2017 | Santiago, Chile

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.

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Nordic Region

19 May 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

Financing Energy Efficiency in Central Europe

27 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic

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.

First 2017 in-person meeting of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

26 April 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Old Events

Launch of UNEP FI and SBI Study on Climate Information

, 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 […]

UNEP FI at the UNFCCC COP 16

, 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 […]

World Climate Summit

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, […]

The African Bankers’ Carbon Finance and Investment Forum

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 […]

Making Forests Competitive – Practical Solutions for Permanence (UNFCCC COP 14)

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 […]

Carbon Crunch: Meeting the Climate Change Cost (UNFCCC COP 13)

, 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 […]

The Future of Climate Policy: The Financial Sector Perspective (UNFCCC COP 11)

,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: […]

Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) event: Creating the Climate for Change

,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 […]

Emissions Trading – The Financial Sector Perspective (UNFCCC COP9)

,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 […]

Beyond Kyoto – What next? (UNFCCC COP 8)

,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: […]