Climate change risks are real, leading to impacts across global and regional economies. Assessment of financial risks related to climate change is becoming increasingly important, with central banks and international bodies, such as the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the International Sustainability Standards Board setting out frameworks for disclosing climate and sustainability risks and opportunities.
To address regional climate risks, African governments are also responding to climate challenges and attendant emissions-reductions targets with regulations requiring climate-related disclosures from organizations, making it necessary for African businesses to understand climate risks from a regional perspective, as well as the requirements placed on them.
This course is intended to give finance professionals, regulators and strategists a good understanding of up-to-date climate risks and impacts on African society and organizations, by translating scientific climate evidence into economic impacts and financial risks.
Participants attending the course will be well-equipped to assess climate risk and subsequently design and implement customized solutions for addressing climate change risks in Africa.
- • Climate Change in Africa
• Approaches to Addressing Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation
• Climate Change Impacts of Various Financial Asset Classes
• Climate Change Risk Assessment for Assets, Portfolios and Businesses
• Global and Regional Regulatory Frameworks for Climate Change
• Sustainability in African Financial Institutions
• What Should African Financial Institutions Do?
• Case Studies and Exercises