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FSB roadmap for addressing climate-related financial risks

• FSB.org

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There is a growing focus on potential risks to financial stability from climate change. A large, and growing, number of international initiatives are underway on addressing financial risks from climate change. Ongoing work by official sector bodies, including the FSB, NGFS, BCBS, IAIS, IOSCO, OECD, IMF and World Bank, and a variety of private sector bodies on climate issues have been added to recently by the IFRS Foundation proposal to establish an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), initially focused on climate-related reporting. More generally, climate topics are being given an important place in both the G20 and G7 agendas for 2021, and preparations are underway for COP26.

This roadmap for addressing climate-related financial risks, which has been prepared in consultation with standard-setting bodies (SSBs) and other relevant international bodies, supports international coordination in several ways.

-It promotes relevant initiatives at standard-setting bodies, the NGFS and other international organisations.

-By presenting relevant ongoing and planned international work in one place, it helps to identify gaps to be covered by further work, limit overlap and promote synergies.

-It sketches out how the FSB can serve as a forum for discussing cross-sectoral and systemic issues and agreeing a way forward.

-It provides input into broader international policy considerations by facilitating communication with the G20, G7 and COP26.