While notable progress has been made by several central banks and financial supervisors in accounting for climate- and nature-related risks and opportunities, key gaps remain and progress remains uneven.
This webinar will discuss the findings of WWF's 2023 Sustainable Financial Regulations and Central Bank Activities (SUSREG) assessment and scrutinise the key recommendations from the report. Valuable perspectives will be shared, shedding light on proactive measures taken by central banks and financial supervisors to facilitate the financial sector's transition journey.
Now in its third year, the SUSREG assessment is formulated as part of WWF's Greening Financial Regulation Initiative (GFRI) bringing together a broad network of environmental scientists and finance practitioners to support the transition to a nature positive, net-zero economy.
The SUSREG methodology is a result of numerous strategic engagements and cross-fertilisation of technical knowledge with central banks, financial supervisors, expert bodies and WWF's network of national offices.
Topics of discussion
What progress have financial regulators made on achieving net-zero and nature-positive targets?
What can central banks, financial regulators, and other relevant stakeholders do today to deliver net-zero and nature-positive outcomes? What measures should be prioritised?
Why are two third of high-income countries yet to adopt adequate climate and environmental banking & insurance supervision policies?
Given that the regions with the richest biodiversity are often situated in the developing world, how will financial supervision policies and regulations fully account for the nature-related risks posed to those economies? What can the rest of the world do to accelerate this and collectively shoulder the responsibility of the transition?
Why have central banks around the world been hesitant in utilising their monetary policy to facilitate the climate and nature transition?
How can the NGFS and TNFD catalyse the efforts of central banks and financial regulators to expedite actions?