COP21: What responsible investors should attend, or link to from the office.

Breakdown of the major events/announcements that institutional investors should be aware of from Paris.

Following on from our broad agenda overview of COP21 yesterday, below is a list of events that RI believes responsible investors should be following closely – from their desks, for those not in Paris – and/or attending.
The United Nations COP21 newsroom is a valuable source of major announcement updates.

Diary dates (all times are CET)

Tuesday December 1
Paris-based Two Degrees Investing Initiative (2°ii) has a guide to the events they are involved in. It includes two events today (Dec 1) The first is with the German Environment Ministry (BMUB), New Climate Institute, Germanwatch, and 2°ii host “the Future of Financial Markets in Line with 2°C” at the German Pavilion.
The second is a panel on national case studies, including France, and evolving global trends in “Towards a sustainable financial system”, hosted by I4CE and the UNEP Inquiry.
Two Degrees Investing Initiative website
December 1-4, UNESCO hosts a big event: the International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change in Paris,
Dec 2
10.30am – 11am: The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit: Media briefing at COP21 in Paris on implications of national climate plans (INDCs) for global renewable energy capacity. Available on live webcast
12.30pm – 1.00pm and other divestment organisations will announce the new tally of divestment commitments and total money under management that’s gone fossil free. Speakers from Rockefeller Brothers, LSE, California State Senate, Ensemble Foundation, Corporate Accountability International, Divest / Invest philanthropy, Corporate Accountability International
Plus: Momentum for Divestment Side Event. December 2 1.00pm – 2.30pm weblink
December 2-3
5th annual World Pension & Investments Forum, Paris (Responsible Investor and ESG Magazine Managing Editor, Hugh Wheelan, is moderating)*December 3* 15:00 – 16:30 Paris-Le Bourget “Blue zone”
Climate Action Dialogue – Investing for the Long Term: addressing carbon asset risk
IIGCC, Ceres, Carbon Tracker Initiative and Carbon Markets Investment Association: investors and companies to discuss how climate change is impacting investment patterns and business models.
Former US Vice President Al Gore will give the welcome speech.
The event will be livestreamed: Livestream link
Carbon Tracker has a list of the COP21 events they are involved in.
Link to the IIGCC COP21 events list
Ceres has a webspace dedicated to COP21
December 4 15:00 – 16:30 CET, Paris-Le Bourget – “Blue zone”
Climate Action Dialogue – Investor Actions on Climate Change: Building on momentum past Paris
IIGCC, Ceres, IGCC, PRI, UNEP-FI and CDP: leading investors will discuss how they are integrating their climate goals into portfolio actions and using their influence to drive change in the market which could help bridge the gap to 2C.
CDP has a list of events they are involved in at COP21
PRI has a weblink for its events involvement and to sign up for COP21 updates
December 4 Climate Summit for elected representatives: presided by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Michael Bloomberg, special envoy for the UN Secretary General for Cities and Climate: speakers include mayors, governors and local leaders. Link
December 5-6
The Global Landscapes Forum: positioning landscapes in the new international agreements on climate and sustainable development.
RI is a media partner for the event
December 7-8
The 6th Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15) organised by UNEP and Climate Action.
RI is a media partner for the event
December 9
3-4pm ShareAction, RE100 investor engagement initiative on RE100, hosted by ERAFP, 12 rue Portalis, 75008 Paris, France
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