The Climate Risk Landscape: Mapping Climate-related Financial Risk Assessment Methodologies

17 Feb 2021 by UNEPFI Other
The Climate Risk Landscape: Mapping Climate-related Financial Risk Assessment Methodologies

Originally published on the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) website.


The Climate Risk Landscape: Mapping Climate-related Financial Risk Assessment Methodologies provides a summary of the key developments across third party climate risk assessment providers since May 2019, including new and updated scenarios, methodological tools, key guidelines, as well as an overview of the changing regulatory landscape and potential developments into 2021.

This report covers both physical and transition risks, though the headline results on physical risks have incorporated the results of an analysis of physical risk methodologies and data sources in chapters 2 (Data portals) and 4 (Methodologies) of UNEP FI and Acclimatise's recently released report, 'Charting a New Climate' (2020) developed for UNEP FI's TCFD Banking Pilot Project Phase II. This overview has adopted a two-step process by engaging with methodology developers to provide information on their tools and methodologies, which have been subsequently verified through objective research.

"Climate related risks and opportunities are now a reality for most investors and businesses. What we need today are effective and robust tools to assess climate-related risk – and experts like South Pole, who can translate climate science insights into sound planning, acknowledging existing limitations. UNEP FI's report outlines the current climate-risk landscape and latest solutions that will help businesses get ahead of the pack." – Nico Kroener, Associate Director, Climate Change Risks and Opportunities.

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