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Why BlackRock is Worried About Climate Change

Why BlackRock is Worried About Climate Change

This article was first published as a guest post on The Climate Trust blog. Climate Change: A Material Risk for Investors While the Trump administration is trying to roll back climate policy in the U.S., concerns over climate change are mounting on financial markets. In September 2016, the […]

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Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements, and the Need to Streamline (Part 1 of 3)

Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements, and the Need to Streamline (Part 1 of 3)

The Challenge Cities and counties across the United States face a variety of challenges from climate variability and change as well as non-climate stressors that changing climate conditions threaten to exacerbate. Local jurisdictions that repair infrastructure, make land use decisions, and engage communities in a way that […]

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Audio Blog: The Changing Landscape of Climate Risk Disclosures

Audio Blog: The Changing Landscape of Climate Risk Disclosures

Market expectations on corporate climate risk disclosures are fast changing as corporations, investors, and regulators are attempting to increase efficiency and strengthen economic resilience through more transparency. This panel discussion, held at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference on March 1, 2017, provides an overview of recent developments by […]

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New EU Directive Requires Pension Funds to Assess Climate-related Risks

New EU Directive Requires Pension Funds to Assess Climate-related Risks

On December 8th, 2016 the EU adopted a new regulation regarding Pension Funds, the IORP II Directive — the successor of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive adopted in 2003. The directive’s main objectives are to enhance pension funds’ governance, risk management and supervision, and to […]

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TCFD Key Recommendations for Climate Risk Disclosure

TCFD Key Recommendations for Climate Risk Disclosure

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is an industry-led task-force established at the December 2015 G20 summit for improving voluntary financial disclosure of climate-related risks. Eight months after the release of its Phase I report (discussed  in a policy brief), the TCFD […]

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Audio Blog: Climate Data & Public Health, Mobilizing Adaptation Action

Audio Blog: Climate Data & Public Health, Mobilizing Adaptation Action

Director of Advisory Services Yoon Kim moderated a panel at the 2017 National Conference and Global Forum for Science, Policy, and the Environment. The session, titled “Climate Data and Public Health: Mobilizing Adaptation Action”, explored the role of interactive data tools in the adaptation continuum – from diagnosis to […]

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Art. 173: France’s Groundbreaking Climate Risk Reporting Law

Art. 173: France's Groundbreaking Climate Risk Reporting Law

In the fall 2015, in the run up to COP21, France became the first country to pass a law introducing mandatory extensive climate change-related reporting for asset owners and asset managers, the Energy Transition Law and its now famous Article 173. The reporting obligations set out under […]

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TCFD: Climate Risk Disclosures Gaining Momentum

TCFD: Climate Risk Disclosures Gaining Momentum

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released a comprehensive set of recommendations on December 14. The recommendations provide detailed guidance for companies on how and what to integrate in their financial disclosures related to climate change. The TCFD’s definition of climate risk encompasses […]

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Audio Blog: Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience

Audio Blog: Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience

The Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with Four Twenty Seven and the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment (GARI) Working Group held a panel discussion, “Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience”, on Monday, November 14th in Marrakesh, Morrocco as a side event to the proceedings at COP22. You can […]

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From Policy to Markets: the New Climate Agenda

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 1.5oC. Financial markets’ interest in low-carbon and resilience finance can help […]

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