Energy efficiency in buildings: how to accelerate investments?
11 December 2017, 10:30 – 19:00 CET | Paris La Defense
This high-level conference will take stock, two years after COP 21, of the significant committments by banks and investors on energy efficiency and identify ways to scale up energy efficiency investment. The event will culminate in a high-level segment with UNEP FI member CEO representation and occurs the day before the summit organised by the French President on the Paris Agreement.
UNEP FI at COP23 in Bonn, Germany
6-17 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany
This year’s global Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (‘COP23’) will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6 – 17 November. UNEP FI and partners are building a strong presence at COP23, via a number of events and platforms.
Webinar: Deployment of Energy Efficient Mortgages in Europe
26 September 2017, 11:00 PM CET | Webinar
The European Union’s Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale. This webinar, organised in partnership with the European Commission, will discuss the use of energy efficient mortgages in Europe.
Register by 22 September 2017.
UNEP FI Member Webinar: Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group – Consultation on the Third Phase
13 September 2017, 2:30 PM CEST | Webinar
The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) is a partnership between UN Environment Finance Initiative and the European Commission to scale up energy efficiency financing and investment. This webinar for UNEP FI members is to seek your views on the future development of EEFIG, which will enter its third phase in 2018.
Financing Energy Efficiency in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom
Thursday 28 September 2017 | Dublin, Ireland
The event aims to share best practice from the Republic of Ireland, the UK and further afield on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and SME sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing, structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes.
Financing Energy Efficiency: The Key Role of Standardisation and Benchmarking
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 | Webinar
This webinar, organised by the European Commission in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, will discuss the role of standardisation and benchmarking in order to facilitate access to finance for energy efficiency investments.
Third Stakeholder Meeting of the EMF-ECBC Energy Efficiency Mortgages Initiative
Friday 9 June 2017 | Rome, Italy
UNEP FI supports the Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative launched last year by the European Mortgage Federation- European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) which will have its third stakeholder meeting and kick off of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan on June 9.
Financing Energy Efficiency in the Nordic Region
Friday 19 May 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark
The event aims to share best practice from Denmark, Sweden and Finland on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.
Financing Energy Efficiency in Central Europe
Thursday 27 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic
Targeting the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, this event aims to share best practice from the region on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.
First 2017 in-person meeting of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition
Wednesday 26 April 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden
The members of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), a UNEP FI-convened platform of 30 leading investors worldwide committed to taking bold portfolio action in response to climate change, are convening this week in Stockholm, at the invitation and under the auspices of Scandinavian pension company Storebrand/SPP, a member of the PDC Steering Committee.
Innovative Financial Instruments to Support Private Sector Investments in Energy Efficiency: Experiences and Lessons Learned from the Latin-American and Asia-Pacific Regions
15-16 November 2016 | Lima, Perú
This event aims to promote a dialogue and exchange of experiences among Financial Institutions from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions about the challenges and opportunities for private investments in energy efficiency to mobilize and deploy adequate and effective financial resources to achieve a low-carbon, climate-resilient development.
Outcomes and UNEP FI perspectives and interventions: COP22 in Marrakech
4-16 November | Marrakech, Morocco
The first global climate meeting focused on implementing the historic Paris Agreement will take place in Marrakech 7-14 November. This is an overview of upcoming events and activities taking place at, and around COP 22, that UNEP FI members can contribute to.
Sustainable Investment Forum
20 September 2016 | New York, NY, USA
The Sustainable Investment Forum, organized by Climate Action, will unite 300 stakeholders from national and regional government, international finance, private industry and carbon management sectors for a day of high level discussion and debate during New York Climate Week.
UNEPFI Members are eligible for a reduced fee.
UNEP FI and its role at COP 21
1-9 December 2015 | Paris, France Significant COP21 events and side events December 1st Financing the Transition to Zero Deforestation Open registration – registration link Financial institutions can play a vital role in addressing the deforestation and degradation risks inherent in the unsustainable production, trade, processing and retail of soft commodities, especially soy, palm oil […]
Webinar: Carbon Asset Risk
26, 27 and 28 August 2015 | Webinar These webinars will explore how financial institutions can measure and manage exposure to carbon asset risk. The webinars will coincide with the public release of the Carbon Asset Risk Discussion Framework, a highly-anticipated resource for financial institutions. The exact timings for this second set of webinars are […]
UNEP FI leads on climate change at ‘Climate Finance Week’
19-22 May | Paris, France Climate Finance Day on 22 May provided a platform for financial institutions to demonstrate leadership on climate change. By showcasing firstly the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) – and secondly the Insurance industry commitments to build disaster resilience and promote sustainable development – UNEP FI continued to demonstrate that it is […]
Investor Briefing: Portfolio Carbon
Relevant Materials Investor Briefing: Portfolio Carbon Programme Article in the Guardian Press Release , News Investment & Pensions Europe All Africa Eco Seed Business Green Environmental Expert Environmental Leader , Relevant Materials Programme Article in the Guardian Press Release ,19 […]
UNEP FI’s delegation and events at COP18
UNEP FI at the UNFCC 18th Conference of Parties (COP 18)26 November – 7 December 2012 | Doha, Qatar ,In the arena of the international climate change negotiations, UNEP FI has facilitated input from the finance, investment and insurance industries into the UNFCCC process. As part of its activities in this space, UNEP FI offers to […]
Launch of Financing Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: Drivers and Barriers for Private Finance in sub-Saharan Africa
Videos Video: Financing Renewable Energy Press Conference at Governing Council View Report Press release 21 February 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya Smart public policies are key to powering up sub-Saharan’s Africa’s clean energy potential, said the head of UNEP Achim Steiner while unveiling UNEP Finance Initiative’s latest report in Nairobi. In doing […]
Outcomes of the Global Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17)
Webinar | 30 January, 2012, 14:00 CET UNEP FI is pleased to invite you to join a webinar with leading financial representatives on the recent 17th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17). The recent climate change conference, which took place in Durban, South Africa, is believed to have […]
Bridging the public-private divide on climate change – UNEP FI at COP 17
UNEP FI at the UNFCC 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17)28 November – 9 December 2011 | Durban, South Africa ,The private financial sector must be a central part of the global strategy to address climate change. Not only do financial institutions possess the skills, expertise and resources required to deal with the problem: if […]
World’s largest investors step up call for urgent policy action on climate change
,Despite the global economic crisis, and increased market volatility, the world’s largest investors gathered under the umbrella of UNEP FI and four other investor groups urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change in late October. In a joint statement the group of 285 investors […]
REDDy-Set-Grow: Part II – Recommendations for International Climate Change negotiators webinar launch
Press Release English Version ,,Video of launch of REDDy-Set-Grow Part I Visit the webpage of the launch of the Part I report., 13 September 2011 | Webinar UNEP FI invites you to join an online discussion with leading financial and government representatives to mark the launch of a landmark UNEP FI report on forest […]
UNEP FI side-events at UN Climate Change Conference
7-16 June | Bonn, Germany UNEP FI, in partnership with UNEP, held a series of events in June in parallel to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn with the intention of bridging the public-private divide in current efforts to address climate change. While the need to mobilise the private sector – including financial institutions […]
REDDy – Set – Grow: Opportunities, risks and roles for financial institutions in forest-carbon markets
REDDY-Set-Grow video , Press release Press release ,, 6 May, 2011 | London, UK Leading financial institutions upped the ante on their future role in mitigating climate change as they called for more effective forest-carbon regulations on the occasion of a UNEP FI report launch at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s European headquarters […]
UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “Investor views on climate policy: From Cancún to Durban”
Webinar | 22 March 2011, 16:00 GMT While the Cancún Agreements did not provide long-term certainty or a vastly improved climate policy environment, the negotiations did make progress in key areas and reaffirmed the overall policy commitment on climate change. Following on from the 2010 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change this IIGCC, INCR, IGCC, […]
Launch of UNEP FI and SBI Study on Climate Information
, 12 January 2011 | Frankfurt, Germany On the 12th January in Frankfurt, Germany, the new report ‘Advancing adaptation through climate change information services: Results of a global survey on the information requirements of the financial sector’, was launched by UNEP FI and the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI), sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of […]
UNEP FI at the UNFCCC COP 16
, 29 November – 10 December 2010 | Cancun, Mexico From the 29 Nov to the 10 Dec 2010 the world’s governments meet in Cancun, Mexico, to continue a process to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long term cooperative action. It is hoped that we will see governments and […]
World Climate Summit
4-5 December 2010 | Cancun, Mexico From the 4-5 December 2010 the UNEP Finance Initiative and partners, including the World Bank, the UN Global Compact, the Carbon Disclosure Project and many others, will come together to launch the inaugural World Climate Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico. WCS will be running in parallel to COP16, […]
The African Bankers’ Carbon Finance and Investment Forum
4-5 November 2010 | Johannesburg, South Africa UNEP FI and The African Carbon Asset Development Facility along with signatories Standard Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa are proud to bring to you The African Bankers’ Carbon Finance and Investment Forum on 4-5 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the run-up to the COP16 in […]
UNEP FI and PRI joint webinar: Outcomes and implications of the historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
Webinar: 28 January 2010 | 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM GMT In December 2009 world leaders finalised historic negotiations at COP15 in Copenhagen; even though the outcomes remained well below expectations, some progress was made and new ground covered, with potential implications for emissions reductions targets, carbon markets and other instruments, public finance mechanisms and, […]
From Cape Town to Copenhagen – UNEP FI brings the finance sector perspective to the decisive Climate Change Summit (COP 15)
Cape Town toCopenhagenNEWS CENTRE ,, 7-18 December | Copenhagen, Denmark From the 7th to 18th December 2009 the world’s governments meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate and hopefully agree on what the global response to climate change and a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol will look like. All potential outcome scenarios suggest that businesses, […]
CCWG side event creates an essential link between international climate change negotiators & the financial world
, 6 June 2009 | Bonn, Germany UNFCCC June Talks on the run-up to Copenhagen View the webcast of the event. How can carbon markets and the Flexible Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol be actually improved to cover so-far neglected countries, project sizes and technology categories? How can technology transfer happen without compromising the vital […]
Making Forests Competitive – Practical Solutions for Permanence (UNFCCC COP 14)
9 December | CoP 14 – Poznan, Poland Seminar followed by networking reception. Forests are biological sinks that permanently stabilise and sequester carbon since the beginning of life on the planet. They have covered vast areas of the earth’s surface for millennia, and to date contain around 60 per cent of the carbon stored in […]
Carbon Crunch: Meeting the Climate Change Cost (UNFCCC COP 13)
, 11 December 2007 | COP 13 – Bali, Indonesia On December 11th, the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group launched its latest CEO Briefing at COP 13 in Bali. “Carbon Crunch: Meeting the Cost“, analyses the most recent studies on the cost of climate change, the benefits of early mitigation- and adaptation-action, and the […]
Adaptation and Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Role of the Finance Sector (UNFCCC COP 12)
, 15 November, 2006 | COP 12 – Nairobi, Kenya UNEP FI’s CCWG held a side event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, marking the launch of its latest report “Adaptation and Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Role of the Finance Sector.” The report is the latest from the Climate Change Working Group, […]
The Future of Climate Policy: The Financial Sector Perspective (UNFCCC COP 11)
,5 December, 2005 | Montréal, Canada The UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) held a side event at the UNFCCC Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP 11), and first Meeting of the Parties (MOP 1) in Montréal, Canada. The side event marked the official launch of the CCWG’s latest publication, The Future of Climate Policy: […]
Finance for carbon solutions: The Clean Development Mechanism from the financial sector perspective (UNFCCC COP 10)
,UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) 15 December 2004 | Buenos Aires, Argentina UNEP FI launched its CEO Briefing on Finance for Carbon Solutions (PDF: 1.3 MB) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Tenth Conference of the Parties […]
Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) event: Creating the Climate for Change
,Creating the Climate for Change 1-2 June, 2004 | Bonn, Germany The following is adapted from the SEF event Communiqué On 1-2 June 2004, the Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF) Event “Creating the Climate for Change” (organized by the Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI), a joint initiative between UNEP FI, UNEP Energy and the Basel Agency […]
Emissions Trading – The Financial Sector Perspective (UNFCCC COP9)
,UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) 10 December 2003 | Milan, Italy With the uncertainty of Russian ratification looming over the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) in Milan, the UNEP FI Climate Change […]
Beyond Kyoto – What next? (UNFCCC COP 8)
,UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Eighth Conference of the Parties (COP 8) 30 October 2002 | New Delhi, India Key Documents Emissions Trading Position Paper (PDF: 146 KB) UNEP Press Release: Financial Sector, Governments and Business Must Act on Climate Change or Face the Consequences (PDF: 198 KB) Reuters: […]
The Financial Sector and Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 7)
UNEP FI Side Event: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) November 2001 | Marrakech, Morocco Key Documents Climate Change Working Group Position Paper – 2001 (PDF: 31 KB) UNEP FI Press Release: Finance sector ready to implement Kyoto Protocol: Multi-billion USD market is waiting (PDF: 20 […]
UNEP FI side event at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP 6 / Part 2)
UNEP FI Side Event 18 July, 2001 | Bonn, Germany Key documents UNEP Press Release: Financial sector responding to climate change – impatient with pace of political progress (PDF: 18 KB) Overview UNEP Finance Initiatives held a successful special event at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 6th Conference of the Parties (COP […]