Africa & Middle East
Scaling Private Sector Finance in the MENA Region
COP27 has focused the world’s attention on the Middle East and North Africa region and that attention will continue with…
A new approach to unlocking private finance for climate and the SDGs in Egypt & Morocco
This paper is the product of a UNEP FI Reflective Cycle which investigated how a holistic and more locally driven approach to the SDGs could unlock private finance for climate change and other SDG topics in the MENA region. This process, which was conducted in Egypt and Morocco, combined desk-top research with a series of dialogues with experts and decision-makers from public and private entities from both countries.
Climate-aligned investing in Africa: risk management & portfolio alignment
This event is the first in a series on Climate-aligned investing in Africa run by UNEP FI. A first step towards adaptation to future climate change is reducing vulnerability and exposure to present climate variability. Significant co-benefits, synergies and trade-offs exist between mitigation and adaptation and among different adaptation responses across sectors.
Workshops: Climate Risks and TCFD for banks and regulators in Tunisia – Phase II
UNEP FI, the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) and the Tunisian Professional Association for Banks and Financial Institutions (APTBEF) have partnered to deliver a series of workshops on climate risks, opportunities, and disclosures focusing on the Tunisian Banking industry.
Climate risk regulation in Africa’s financial sector and related private sector initiatives
This report highlights the state of climate risk regulation in Africa’s financial sector and presents an analysis of the financial stability architecture and climate risk initiatives in 12 selected deep-dive countries. It also highlights challenges hindering the integration of climate risk by financial sector authorities in Africa and offers potential areas of support for the key stakeholders in the finance ecosystem.
Greening the SMEs: Improving SME Access to Green Finance in Mauritius
This report offers a timely assessment of the access to, and the use of, green finance by SMEs in Mauritius. The study by extension evaluates the integration of sustainability in the business operations of SMEs in Mauritius, and explores applicable good practices and lessons from other countries and regions.
Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs): Opportunities for African Investor Leadership
Join this UNEP FI webinar to discuss how African investors and their global partners can begin to use the Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder to start the decarbonisation process and jumpstart a green recovery.
Workshops: Climate Risks and TCFD for banks and regulators in Egypt – Phase II
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.
Fintech for Sustainable Development
The Fintech for Sustainable Development workshop aims to raise awareness among financial institutions on the strategic role that fintech could play in addressing the financing challenges of the sustainable development agenda.
UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Africa and Middle East 2021: Highlights
The UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Africa and Middle East was held virtually on 22 and 23 June 2021, and…