The sustainable finance training services are part of the effort to fulfil UNEP FI's mission to "identify, promote and adopt environmental and sustainability best practices at all levels of financial institutions' operations".
The primary objective of UNEP FI's training services is to raise awareness and build capacity in sustainable finance among UNEP FI Signatories and other financial institutions, as well as other relevant stakeholders, such as government, academia and others, especially in developing countries and emerging markets.
Trainings and their links:
UNEP FI. Since 2007, UNEP FI has offered an Online Course on "Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Financial Sector".
As understanding among financial institutions of the risks and opportunities imposed by climate change becomes more nuanced and sophisticated, and given the recent emergence of corresponding assessment and disclosure logics, first and foremost those supported by the 2017 recommendations of the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), there is now a need for new climate change training tailored to the financial services sector.
AECID, with the support of the European Commission, is launching a competition in the framework of the LAIF City Life initiative to give civil society, a voice in identifying and proposing projects that contribute to improving the quality of life of vulnerable groups in Latin American countries. The competition will run from 18 April to 18 May 2022.
Through the LAIF City Life initiative. Civil society is expected to identify and formulate urban planning programmes and investment projects in sustainable urban infrastructure, that are aligned with the strategic priorities of the European Commission and the national and local governments of Latin American countries.
UNEP, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB invest, the eco.business Development Facility and its Sustainability Academy are organising a series of webinars on "Financing the Circular Economy", which will be held in Spanish from June to October 2022.
The group of webinars is designed for various stakeholders in the financial sector, including executives from financial institutions (risk, commercial, product development, capital markets, etc.), institutional investors, impact investors, insurance companies, representatives from governmental bodies such as financial market regulators and supervisors, and stakeholders interested in learning about and exploring Circular Economy financing solutions.
UNEP FI. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated important changes in much of the financial markets, where sustainable instruments have shown significant growth in Latin America, almost doubling the number of issues and amounts of debt during the period 2020-2021.
The European Union Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) sign the contribution of EUR 8.2 million of CIF to the project "Reconstruction with Resilience in the Energy Sector in The Bahamas”.
Check the new factsheets about the contribution of LAIF and CIF to the different sustainable development sectors:
The invitation to present event proposals in the EUROCLIMA + Pavilion is open. Deadline: September 17, 2021.
August 20, 2021. Brussels, Belgium. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will take place from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, UK. EUROCLIMA+, European Union’s regional cooperation program on Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean will participate with a Pavilion in the Blue Zone at the COP 26.
The COVID-19 crisis has hit Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) harder than any other region in the world, largely because of its pre-existing economic and social weaknesses. As LAC countries chart their paths to recovery, how can development models evolve to break the vicious circles that held them back even before the crisis struck? And since national responses alone are not enough to overcome a crisis of global scale, what new international partnerships can support a long-term recovery?
The European Union Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) signs an agreement with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for contributing with EUR 8 448 000 to the project Support to the health, social and economic response to the crisis related to COVID-19 in Dominican Republic, also financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and leveraging up to EUR 425 million.