Assessing Sovereign Climate-related Opportunities and Risks (ASCOR) project consultation

While investors are making commitments to decarbonise their investment portfolios, there remains a significant methodological gap—there is no internationally-agreed framework for assessing the climate-related risks and opportunities associated with sovereign debt instruments. The solution to the issue would be a publicly available, independent, and open-source investor framework/database to assess the ...
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Accelerating to Net Zero in the New Energy Paradigm – COP27 Side Event

The UNEP 2022 Emissions Gap Report highlighted the urgency of halving global emissions by 2030, to get on the pathway of net zero emissions by mid-century. Heavy industries and emerging economies are central to this challenge, where innovative decarbonization solutions are yet to be developed or deployed at scale. Evidence from ...
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UNEP FI at COP27: Watch the events you missed

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP27 – brought together heads of state, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the largest annual gathering on climate action ...
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The Journey to Net Zero: Deep-dive into the Net-Zero Alliances

The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Asset Managers Initiative, Insurance Alliance, and Banking Alliance have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Convened by PRI and UNEP FI, these alliances unite the industry leaders in climate action. What do their net-zero commitments entail and how can financial institutions (FIs) deliver on ...
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Scaling Blended Finance for Climate Solution Investment in Emerging Markets

Ahead of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting and the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), this forum elevated the topic of blended finance to decision makers at the highest level, without whom progress is impossible. The agenda included ...
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A Call to Action: Investor Momentum Towards Ambitious Climate Policy

The Investor Agenda is hosting a webinar around investor momentum on climate policy to publicly mark the launch of the 2022 Global Investor Statement. Taking place within the context of high-level climate policy discussions at the UN General Assembly’s 77th meeting, and ahead of New York Climate Week, the webinar ...
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A Legal Framework for Impact – Investing for Sustainability Impact in the EU

Presented by the PRI, the session will begin with an overview of the “A Legal Framework for Impact” report followed by a presentation of key findings from the legal analysis of EU jurisdiction and areas of reform. The session will then explore the understanding of investing for sustainability impact in ...
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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 ...
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Increasing ambition and expanding scope: NZAOA Target Setting Protocol V.2

This webinar, co-hosted by UNEP FI and PRI, brought together leading actors from the U.N.-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance to present the second edition of the Alliance Target Setting Protocol (TSP2). The authors of the Protocol discussed key adjustments to the first edition, including: Expansion of asset classes (target setting ...
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Private equity, Net-Zero target setting & climate action plans

This Investor Agenda webinar in partnership with Initiative Climat Internationale (ICi), will assess how asset owner capital allocated to private markets can align with Net-Zero goals. With global assets under management in private equity now standing at around $3 trillion, this capital has an essential role to play in achieving ...
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