Overview

IIGCC’s Policy Programme helps shape sustainable finance and climate policy, and regulation for key sectors of the economy.

Ensuring the right policy frameworks are in place to unlock investment opportunities and scale up flows of low carbon finance is essential to addressing climate change. Policy and regulatory uncertainty at the same time hinders capital allocation, while creating a significant challenge for investors.

Focused primarily at the EU and global levels, our work ensures members are up to speed and able to actively engage on policy of direct relevance to their portfolios and the transition to a low carbon economy.

Working with policymakers, parliamentarians, Ministers and other stakeholders, we ensure the investor perspective is at the heart of the conversation on climate change and sustainable finance policy. This enables IIGCC, in close collaboration with our members, to help inform and strengthen policy decisions made in support of a low carbon, climate resilient world.

Activities:

  • Engaging on finance and climate policy at the global, EU and national level across Europe.
  • Providing intelligence and analysis on the latest policy developments of relevance for members.
  • Developing policy positions to ensure a joined-up investor response on relevant issues.
  • Helping inform the policy dialogue and perspective of key stakeholders, to ensure investor policy positions are well communicated, understood and reflected in final decisions and legislation.
  • Supporting members in their own engagement with policymakers.
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration and learning through workshops, roundtables and guidance documents.
  • Collaborating with like-minded groups and working closely with global and European bodies, such as the UNFCCC, European Commission, OECD, Mission 2020 and fellow members of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, among others.

Key Topics

Global

Global policy activity supports implementation of the Paris Agreement. This includes leading policy work as part of The Investor Agenda - a global collaborative investor initiative - in contributing to and driving greater ambition within UNFCCC's multilateral climate negotiations. Additional activity includes supporting uptake of the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

EU

IIGCC works with the EU institutions and member states to push for clear, long-term and ambitious EU policy frameworks, that are consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and contain a defined role for private finance.

National

IIGCC covers national climate and sustainable finance policy issues where appropriate across European countries. Recent and current example issues include the French Energy Transition Law, UK Green Finance Taskforce, German presidency of the G20, French G7 presidency and Brexit.

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