Conference on Climate and Finance
The proper functioning of our financial systems is predicated on predictably stable natural systems. However, we have now entered an era where those natural systems are moving towards increasingly greater instability, deviating more and more from the environmental norms on which civil society depends, with devastating consequences.
The evidence in the headlines has been unmistakable; recent events like the Australian bushfires, catastrophic flooding across the United States, Africa and South-East Asia, record-breaking heatwaves across Europe and North Africa, and unprecedented melting of the ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, formed but a few headlines across the last year.
This conference convenes scientific experts with specialization in different aspects of the natural system—many of whom are IPCC authors— with market participants for an eyes-wide-open analysis and discussion of the market implications of climate change and the shift in natural system stability it causes.
This invitation-only gathering of key investors and world-leading scientists will be the first of its kind to offer the opportunity to understand exactly why the tail risks are no longer that but are rapidly becoming reality. The conference will explore the financial implications, specifically the possibility that climate change will radically shift the market's perception of what is financeable in specific sectors, and the consequences of such a perception shift—economic, societal, regulatory and cultural. The timing is advantageous ahead of the publication of the 2021 IPCC Report, the first comprehensive assessment in seven years with the potential to alter market expectations.