Newsletter: Investing in Climate Resilience – Report Launch and COP22 Side Event

 

 

News and analysis on climate change adaptation.


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Marrakesh Side Event: Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience

Four Twenty Seven invites you to join a side event:  “Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience”, co-hosted with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment (GARI) Working Group.

Bringing together thought leaders from the private sector and international financial institutions, the panel will examine challenges and opportunities facing private actors in the arena of climate resilience. Four Twenty Seven founder and CEO Emilie Mazzacurati will present on private sector contributions to building economic and social resilience.

The panel starts on Monday, November 14th at 7:00pm at Le Meridien Hotel N’Fis in Marrakesh, with a cocktail reception to follow. See more event details and RSVP.

GARI Survey Shows 70% of Investors Ready to Invest in Resilience Now


The Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) was launched at Paris COP21 in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s A2R Climate Resilience Initiative. GARI brings together private investors and other stakeholders to focus on the practical intersection of investment and climate adaptation and resilience. At COP22, GARI and Four Twenty Seven have released “Bridging the Adaptation Gap,” a discussion paper focused on (1) Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and (2) Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience.” Over 2016, GARI convened over 150 participants in a series of five meetings and conducted the 2016 GARI Survey, which received 101 responses from GARI participants and related stakeholders. “Bridging the Adaptation Gap” is based on the GARI meetings and 2016 GARI Survey.

427 Blog – From Policy to Markets: the New Climate Agenda

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States comes at a time where the world needs more engagement in climate policy, and threatens to derail the world’s efforts to keep global warning below 1.5 degrees. Four Twenty Seven CEO Emilie Mazzacurati details the effects to expect of a Trump administration on U.S. climate policy, but also how the financial landscape is already on the move towards a low-carbon economy, and how private investors can get involved with climate resilience projects as both an investment opportunity and a way to continue progress towards a resilient world.

Read the blog

What Role for Green and Resilience Banks in Emerging Markets?

Specialized financing vehicles, blended finance approaches and institutions – such as Green Investment Banks – can play a key role in helping to scale up financing to make our investments more resilient and climate-smart.  Launched at COP22, this policy paper explores the utility of the Green Investment Bank model in emerging and developing economies, including the opportunity for these specialized financing vehicles to help accelerate resilient infrastructure and complement international sources of development and climate finance.  Climate Finance Advisors was lead author on the report.

Read the report.

IFC: Climate-Smart Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

The IFC report, “Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets”, released on November 7 during COP22, highlights opportunities for the private sector to scale ‘climate-smart’ investments around the world. “There is, however, little information about current demand for adaptation investments by the private sector at regional or sectoral levels, especially short-term investments addressing adaptation needs that produce rates of return above a certain threshold,” emphasizes the report. The report adds governments play a key role in making businesses more aware of climate risks and boosting private sector engagement through and incentives, regulations, and public-private partnerships.

Meet the Team: Camille LeBlanc

Camille LeBlanc is Four Twenty Seven’s Chief Strategy Officer, charged with creating, communicating, and executing against the company’s strategic initiatives as well as providing leadership, management, and vision for the company’s critical operations. Camille has over 25 years of experience in creating next-generation content experiences as founder, investor, board member, and CEO of start-ups that are at the intersection of independent research, media, and technology. She brings to Four Twenty Seven extensive leadership and expertise in developing and growing innovative information-based businesses that range from global macro economic analysis and advisory services in financial markets to social content distribution platforms in consumer online publishing markets.

Learn more about Camille.

Four Twenty Seven in Marrakesh – Highlights

Here are some select events that CEO Emilie Mazzacurati and CSO Camille LeBlanc are taking part in during the COP.

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