Supply Change and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) teamed up to examine the state of corporate reporting on deforestation linked to palm oil production in Indonesia. Supply Change’s database contains over 870 companies, which are tracked by their involvement in one of the “big four” commodity supply chains.

UNEP FI partnered with Climate Finance Advisors to deliver this report to the Global Commission on Adaptation. The report identifies the main barriers in the financial system to accelerated investment in adaptation-related programmes and projects and proposes six sets of recommendations to unlock the financing of adaptation programmes.

‘Demystifying Adaptation Finance for Private Sector’ is the second of a series of studies by UNEP FI that analyse the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change.

The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Finance Initiative has published a report, titled ‘Demystifying Private Climate Finance,' which discusses the concept of private finance, how it links with climate change mitigation and adaptation, and how public actors can mobilize it.

Forests are the natural treasure chests of the world, providing a host of ecosystem services that – and this needs to be said very clearly and up front – are paramount to ensuring economic progress and human well-being, not only locally but also at global scale.

Leading financial institutions upped the ante on their future role in mitigating climate change as they called for more effective forest-carbon regulations during a United Nations report launch in London, just months ahead of an international climate change meeting to be held in South Africa.

This study focuses on the information needs of the financial sector with respect to direct physical risks of climate change impacts. Clearly, there are many issues for the sector relating to mitigation
(i.e. the control of greenhouse gas emissions). Mitigation continues to be the top priority. However, that is not the subject of this study.

This report brings together key reports from the investment world that demonstrate best practice on climate change,
identifying the risks and opportunities, assessing how companies are dealing with them, and translating their performance and intentions into future financial returns. The emphasis is on

The UNEP Finance Initiative is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and over 170 financial institutions from the banking, investment and insurance sectors across the globe. The Initiative aims to promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance through a comprehensive work programme, including research and training.

There is common understanding that energy efficiency is a crucial piece of the puzzle to control climate disruption within the required timeframe, as well as to combine vital environmental and economic returns while increasing energy security. Yet investments towards energy efficiency appear to be lagging behind the actual development of financially viable technologies.

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