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The fifth Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions, is taking place today, Thursday January 12, 2012, to address:
- The latest innovations in financing mechanisms for scaling climate and energy solutions, including clean technology, energy efficiency and green infrastructure investment
- Committing capital for climate adaptation and energy solutions for both the clean energy transition in the developed world, and for energy access for emerging economies
- The financial community’s key role in advancing strong, comprehensive climate and energy policies at the state, national, and international levels
Despite the weak economy and inconclusive climate talks in Durban, South Africa, global investors are bringing unprecedented attention to climate change and its wide-ranging risks and opportunities for investment portfolios.
On January 12, 2012, nearly 500 of the world’s investors and most powerful financial players will gather at the United Nations to showcase their actions and discuss promising trends to catalyze the large-scale investment needed to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate potentially catastrophic climate impacts.
Sponsored by Ceres, the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions, the event comes on the heels of Durban as carbon emissions are rising sharply, and a new UN report shows strong linkages between climate change and extreme weather events that are causing far-reaching business ripples.
|Thomas P. DiNapoli|
New York State
Global Head, DB
ABOUT THE INVESTOR SUMMITS
Since 2003, the biennial Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations has been the preeminent forum for leading institutional investors in North America, Europe and the rest of the world to discuss the implications of climate change for capital markets and their portfolios.
At the last Summit on January 14, 2010, more than 520 financial, corporate, and investor leaders with more than $22 trillion in combined assets highlighted the fact that private investment in climate change solutions is crucial for addressing the climate crisis and will not happen at the necessary scale without climate and energy policies that limit emissions and put a price on carbon. The 2012 Summit will continue to drive forward this urgent agenda.