Climate Change: Risks & Opportunities for the Finance Sector

With record levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the last 4 years, and record levels of weather-related impacts, costs, and financial losses, it is clear that climate change is here to stay, and that its physical, political, economic, and financial implications will only sharpen in coming years and decades.

Responding to financial institutions’ need to weather the risks of climate change, and thrive on the opportunities, UNEP FI offers to financial professionals worldwide an Online Course aimed at equipping them with the necessary understanding.

Since its inception in 2007, the course has trained nearly 600 finance professionals from 75 countries in all continents.

Today, with the climate change agenda becoming even more relevant for the financial services sector, UNEP FI – with the support of CAF, the Latin American Development Bank – offered for the first time at the end of 2018 the new online course on “Climate Change & the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry”. It aims at supporting banking organizations as lenders carry out TCFD-responsive assessments & disclosures, and is based on the groundbreaking work of the UNEP FI pilot groups on TCFD adoption.

UNEP FI also offers tailored in-person workshops on Climate Change for the Financial Sector.

Training courses under the Programme include:

Target audience

Executives and middle management from financial institutions such as banks, insurers, re-insurers, and fund managers, from both developed and developing regions. Governments and civil society members interested in learning more about climate change from the perspective of the financial industry are also welcome.

Find out about other UNEP FI training courses here.