Recommendations for policy makers on net-zero action: Aligning commitments with science based no/low overshoot 1.5°C scenarios
Over 100 years ago, policymakers started to acknowledge the dramatic influence pollution would have on our planet. Over 50 years…
Unlocking Investment in Net Zero
This Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance discussion paper puts forward the economic case for the climate transition, highlighting $136-275 trillion in climate investment opportunities by 2050 and pointing out that opportunities geared towards asset owners could reach $20-31 trillion in the coming decades.
The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance calls on policymakers to boost support and unlock up to $275 trillion net-zero investment opportunity
The UN-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, ahead of its first AGM this week, has published a paper calling for the removal of key political barriers to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) launches its final recommendations
The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) released its final recommendations today. This is a historic moment to encourage and support action on nature. The groundbreaking framework enables companies to assess, disclose and manage nature-related risks and impacts which will lead to consistent and comparable reporting on nature-related risks and impacts by businesses and financial institutions, worldwide. In this article, we explain the role of UNEP FI and our members in developing this innovative tool and outline how financial institutions can get involved.
The Use of Carbon Credits in Climate Target Setting
To support Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) member banks in developing targets, the Alliance has developed this short paper to provide clarification on the already-published Guidelines for Climate Target Setting for Banks outlining how the Alliance views the treatment of offsetting in relation to member commitments.
Turning point: How policymakers can shift the trillions needed for the net-zero transition
How policymakers can embed requirements for credible net-zero ambition across the financial system. Based on UNEP FI’s G20 input paper on credible net-zero commitments from financial institutions and the UN Secretary General’s High Level Expert Group’s report which advances net-zero commitment for the economy at large.
Nature-Positive Insurance: Evolving Thinking and Practices
Authored by UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and Nature Team, this briefing paper articulates the role that insurers can play in supporting the goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and ultimately support the transition to a nature-positive global economy.
Development finance institutions and investors collaborate to advance adaptation and resilience
At Africa Climate Week 2023, governments are meeting with climate experts, civil society, businesses and financial institutions to address Africa’s…
New guidance on blue bonds to help unlock finance for a sustainable ocean economy
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, together with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA),…
UNEP FI responds to IFRS Consultation on ISSB agenda priorities
4 September 2023 – Following its response to the IFRS consultation on the ISSB’s first standards – General Requirements for…