Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment

A first-of-its kind private sector led coalition, the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment, is comprised of companies from across the investment value chain with US$5 trillion of assets under management, alongside Governments and multilateral organisations. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates $69 trillion in financial losses by 2100 from climate impacts. This year the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) reported that the private sector is set to face US$1 trillion in losses in the next 5 years, with the financial services industry accounting for 80% of that exposure. The imperative to both invest in climate resilience, and make the financial system more climate resilient, has never been starker. Approximately US$90 trillion will be invested in infrastructure globally between now and 2030. Physical climate risks pose a challenge to all countries but the case for climate resilient investment is further strengthened by the expectation that 70% of infrastructure investment will go to low- and middle-income countries, whose societies and economies are typically more exposed to climate risks. As the frequency and severity of climate related impacts increase, it will be critical that climate vulnerable geographies and communities continue to attract investment and that this infrastructure is built to withstand future climatic hazards. Emergent research estimates that an average of 3% additional upfront capital investment would be required to build resilience into infrastructure. With similar exercises concluding that every dollar invested in resilience, can generate 4 dollars of economic value. More research is required but these findings point towards a robust financial case for investments in resilience. Despite the scale of the challenge, the rapid advancement of climate analytics and financial innovation, alongside growing pressure to foster a more resilient financial industry, presents the global community with a real opportunity to deliver climate resilience. 

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