There has been a pivotal shift in the financial industry, which has broken down silos between finance and science. Over 650 financial institutions have committed to shift their loan books and investment portfolios to achieve net zero emissions. Tens of thousands more are assessing the climate impact on and of their investments.

To do so, financial institutions are navigating a complex environment of different climate scenarios and supporting tools. To support financial institutions—IIASA, PIK and UNEP FI—have joined forces to map some of the most widely used net-zero scenarios. The mapping includes the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) NZE2050, the One Earth Climate Model (OECM) and the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)’s Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs). Access the mapping here (pw: netzero).

In this webinar, leading climate modelers and tool developers will discuss how their work can be insightful to banks, investors, and insurers. The audience will have the opportunity to ask the scenario developers questions on model assumptions and use cases.

  • Bas van Ruijven (IIASA),
  • Jerome HILAIRE (IEA),
  • Jesica Andrews (UNEP FI),
  • Oliver Richters (PIK),
  • Shafaq Ashraf (Transition Pathways Initiative/LSE),
  • Sven Teske (UTS),
  • Moderator: Claudia Florowski (UNEP FI).