IGCC 2019 Climate Change Investment and Finance Summit
The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) 2019 Summit is a unique event where institutional investors come together to discuss climate change risks and opportunities and the implications for policy and investment practice.
The theme of the IGCC 2019 Summit is: Catalysing Action on Climate Change.
The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the effects of global warming of 1.5 °C has brought a new urgency to tackling climate change and meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Climate change is now widely recognised as a significant financial risk for business and investors, and financial regulators are calling for financial players to act. Climate change policy and politics are moving into a new phase.
Market practice has accelerated. Getting the transition right will create significant new investment opportunities. Increasing resilience to the physical effects of climate change is increasingly important for protecting long term returns. Active engagement is key.
Against this backdrop of heightened urgency, a changed policy landscape and more investor action on climate, IGCC will again bring together leading experts and market practitioners to unpack and discuss the latest and next generation of investor practice on climate change.
Keynote Speaker – Dr Michael E. Mann
We are excited to announce that Dr Michael E. Mann will present a global update on the latest science on climate change.
Dr. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on climate science and climate change.
He is co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org, author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and four books including Dire Predictions, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, The Madhouse Effect and The Tantrum that Saved the World.