The December 2012 issue of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Newsletter features UNEP FI's recently released discussion paper on the future of sustainable development financing after Rio+20, together with news of its recent events and briefs on its publication on responsible property investment, a global letter from large investors calling for a new climate change policy dialogue, and a report on challenges facing extractive sectors in water-stressed countries.
12 December 2012: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released the December edition of its newsletter, spotlighting the launch event in London, UK, for its publication “Tomorrow’s Capital Markets,” which addresses new incentives structures for sustainable development, and a roundtable on sustainable finance held in Bensberg, Germany.
The Newsletter also covers: the launch of the “Creating the New ‘Normal'” discussion paper responding to the call, at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), to establish an intergovernmental committee of experts under the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to propose options for sustainable development financing; a side event at the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regarding how the Green Climate Fund (GCF) can maximize public and private sector capital in driving low carbon investment; and the launch of its Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit (E-RISC) report.
The December issue of the Newsletter also provides briefs of recent UNEP FI publications, including the report “Responsible Property Investment – What the leaders are doing,” a “Global Investor Letter” from institutional investor networks calling on governments of the world’s largest economies to establish a new dialogue on climate change policy; and the third issue of “Chief Liquidity” Series, which covers the extractive sub-sectors of coal, seam gas, precious metals, oil sands and base metals, and the challenges facing the extractive sector in water-stressed countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and South Africa. [Publication: UNEP FI Newsletter, December 2012]