Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

  • Climate Change & the TCFD: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry

    21 Sep 2020 to 23 Oct 2020 | Online

    As the understanding among financial institutions of the risks and opportunities imposed by climate change becomes more nuanced and sophisticated, and given the recent emergence of corresponding assessment & disclosure logics – first and foremost those underpinned by the 2017 recommendations of the FSB Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), there is now a need for new climate change training tailored to the financial services industry.

    The key areas addressed in this course are:

    1. Climate change as a physical, meteorological phenomenon and the impacts of climate change, covering the basic science of climate change, including the latest scientific insights as compiled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC);

    2. The societal response to climate change as a policy-related, economic and technological matter, covering the international climate change regime, its history, and current discussions and challenges; as well as the main policy-related and technological responses to climate change at the national level;

    3. Assessing the credit risks and opportunities from physical climate change;

    4. Assessing the credit risks and opportunities from the transition to the low-carbon economy.

    Organization(s): UN environment

    Language(s): English and Spanish