*Upcoming Online Course on “Climate Change & the TCFD: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry” (25 March – 14 April 2019)

Online Course on “Climate Change & the TCFD: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry”

“This was my first time doing an online course and I found the whole activity amazing and enjoyable. The discussions are very inspiring as you gain knowledge not only from the mentor’s perspective/feedback but from participants’ views as well. I commend the admin and of course, our mentor, for a job well done in sponsoring an informative course. Indeed, I enjoyed reading the discussion thread and I learned a lot from the other participants. There is certainly a lot of challenges ahead of us, but we are capable of reducing GHG effects considering that global climate change is caused more by human activities. Again, thank you very much.

Rommel V. Esteras, Acting Manager, Central Bank of the Philippines

“I very much enjoyed this opportunity. Now I feel more confident in engaging on this important issue globally.”

Fianna Jurdant, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD, France

UNEP FI – with the support of CAF, the Latin American Development Bank – successfully ran the Online Course on “Climate Change & the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry”. This course aims at supporting financial institutions carry out the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures – responsive assessments & disclosures, and is based on the groundbreaking work of the UNEP FI pilot groups on TCFD adoption. The pilot version of the course, tailored specifically to banking organizations as lenders, took place in November 2018.

The main takeaway from the course includes how climate change impacts on financial instiutions, the latest scientific insights as compiled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), how to assess the credit risks and opportunities from physical climate change, how to assess the credit risks and opportunities from the transition to the low-carbon economy and how banks implementing the Recommendations on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Framework.

Course date in 2019: 25 March -14 April.

Target Audience: Executives and middle management staff of banks and financial regulators (Central Banks, Superintendences of banks, etc.), from both developed and developing regions. Government and civil society representatives wishing to learn more about the financial risks and opportunities from climate change, and about the required forward-looking assessment methods, are also welcome.

Duration: Three weeks.

Time commitment: Two hours/day on average, five days per week.

Timetable: Flexible, participants to set their own study times.

Please click here<http://www.unepfi.org/training/training/climate-change-training/online-course/> to find more detailed information and click here<http://unepfi.org/onlinetraining/climate/> to register for the course since this is filling up quickly.