The Climate Ambition Summit 2020 today marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, bringing together government and non-government leaders to showcase progress made and present new and improved commitments to tackle climate change and deliver on the Paris Agreement, first adopted on 12 December 2015.
In recognition of this important milestone on the road to the UK-hosted COP26 next November, the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) has released an exclusive video in support of the online Summit and the ambitious efforts that continue to be undertaken by all Paris Agreement signatories in combatting climate change and building resilience to its effects.
Since launching last year at the UN Climate Action Summit, with 35 institutions and US$5 trillion in assets under management, CCRI has quickly grown to include 65 members, with over US$10 trillion in assets. During this period, the public-private coalition of institutional investors, banks, insurers, rating agencies and governments, has been working collaboratively to develop risk-informed cashflow modelling practices for investors and infrastructure prioritisation tools for governments help focus resources where they are most needed.
John Haley, Willis Towers Watson CEO and CCRI Chair, is joined in the video by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica; Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency; Emma Howard Boyd, (Chair of the Environment Agency UK and CCRI Co-chair); and Samir Assaf (Chairman of Corporate and Institutional Banking at HSBC and CCRI Co-chair).