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Financial actors are already exposed to the impacts of climate change on the real economy as illustrated by PG&E’s bankruptcy in early 2019. While financial institutions need to prepare for physical climate risks now, they face a lack of science-based information relevant for their decisions.

What are the needs of financial institutions to integrate physical climate risks in their decisions? What solutions are already emerging to fill these needs?

To answer these questions, the European ClimINVEST consortium will share the results of a 2-year collaboration between financial institutions and climate change specialists. The research institutions and partners in the financial sector will explain how they clarified their needs and present their solutions to help integrate physical climate risk in investors’ decisions.

This event is an opportunity for financial practitioners to learn science-based and pragmatic recommendations about what physical climate risk assessment should look like, what kind of scientific information can be used and why, but also pave the way forward.

Registration will close on Thursday, 21 November 2019. The organizers will confirm final registration before the event.

More information on the ClimINVEST project is available here.

 

Paris for Tomorrow Week : Organized by Finance for Tomorrow and placed under the High Patronage of Paris City Hall, the “Paris for Tomorrow Week” is taking place from November 25 to 29, 2019. More than just a “Climate Week”, the week-long series of events explores issues related to both financing and achieving the climate objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This whole week will gather in Paris the financial and business community as well as civil society, local and public authorities.

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Romain HUBERT

Project Manager - Finance, Investment and Climate

Romain works on integrating climate-related risks in the analysis and management of financial risks. His current research focus is on integrating physical climate risks in finance (ClimINVEST European project) and on the use of climate-related scenarios (Re-imagining Disclosure project).

Romain has also contributed to I4CE’s initial work on transition risks in partnership with the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management; to the first edition of the landscape of climate finance and to the OECD project on financing of low-carbon projects through public financial institutions in developed countries.

Before joining I4CE in 2013, he debuted in the United States then in France in a consulting firm on sustainable development issues. He is an Agricultural engineer graduated from AgroParisTech, Romain also holds a Master in Economics of Sustainable Development, Energy and Environment of the University Paris Ouest-AgroParisTech- Polytechnic School.

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