Bringing Climate Science to Local Decisionmakers Can Unlock Finance for Building Resilience

While it is a certainty that climate change is already affecting society, the exact timeframes and potential impacts are far from straightforward to determine. Further, the most efficient and effective actions to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts require complex analysis and planning, often extending beyond the capacity of government entities. A new initiative, [...]

2020-02-20T13:16:03-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Climate Risk|

Climate Risk Disclosure is Critical – But not the Whole Ballgame

At the beginning of April, Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Hans Hoogervorst gave a speech expressing his views that sustainability reporting is insufficient to incite change, and that more concrete steps need to be taken to address climate change. The IASB is the premier private-sector entity establishing and governing the widely-recognized International [...]

2019-05-13T16:08:23-04:00May 13th, 2019|Climate Risk, Greening Finance|

NGFS and Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action Put Financial Markets Front and Center

April was a big month for international cooperation in the financial sector to tackle climate change. Two new supranational groups made major strides: The Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) published its first comprehensive report on addressing climate risk through financial oversight, and the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate [...]

2020-02-20T13:16:12-05:00May 7th, 2019|Greening Finance|