About the Speech:
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly apparent, climate-related risks have become prominent considerations for the financial sector and regulators. Multiple international and EU working groups are looking at how to better incorporate the ‘triptych’ of these risks – transition, physical impacts and liability – into daily decisions made in the financial sector. Economic actors are under greater pressure to provide more information on exposure to these risks. In some countries, such as France, this is becoming part of financial disclosure regulation. Benoît Leguet will present the principal findings from I4CE’s recent work in this area.
About the Speaker:
Benoît Leguet is Managing Director of the Institute for Climate Economics. He is a leading expert in financial issues related to the transition to a low-carbon economy. He is a member of several expert groups including: the Kyoto Protocol’s Article 6 Supervisory Committee; the Advisory Board on Economic matters to the French Minister for Environment; and the Goodplanet Foundation’s Scientific Committee. Benoît is an engineering graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the ENSTA Paris Tech, and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from Paris-X University.