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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

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ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

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Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

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Introduction to Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives

Introduction to Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives

Simon Thompson

CBI Chief Executive & ESG specialist

Regulation, in essence, defines the rules for banks, financial institutions and insurance firms at both the individual firm level - ‘microprudential’ regulation - and at the systemic level - ‘macroprudential’ regulation. In this video, Simon gives us an overview of Financial Regulation and how this is developing to enhance disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance.

Regulation, in essence, defines the rules for banks, financial institutions and insurance firms at both the individual firm level - ‘microprudential’ regulation - and at the systemic level - ‘macroprudential’ regulation. In this video, Simon gives us an overview of Financial Regulation and how this is developing to enhance disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance.

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Introduction to Global Sustainable Finance Initiatives

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Financial regulations have a variety of goals, such as fostering competition and ensuring equal treatment of clients, which may vary across jurisdictions, but one of the most relevant and widely accepted objectives is to safeguard the stability of the financial system. Climate change is going to start affecting the stability of the financial system, so it makes sense that financial regulation needs to develop to enhance the disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance. There are a number of initiatives being developed by central banks, regulators, banks and investors in order to ensure climate risks are identified, quantified and disclosed.

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  • Outline how existing regulations are limited in terms of climate disclosure

  • Understand the key climate disclosure initiatives of the banking industry

  • Outline some of the market-led climate disclosure initiatives of the investment industry

  • Understand greenwashing and its types

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Simon is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute and co-author of Green Finance: Principles and Practice. He is also a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network, and is currently Chair of the Global Banking Education Standards Committee. He specialises in professional ethics, and green and sustainable finance.

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