GARI seeks to advance the engagement of private investors and other stakeholders in the question of investment and adaptation and climate resilience. In the first GARI meetings of 2017, it was agreed that discussions would focus on the development of a “plain language” introduction to the issue of physical climate risk and resilience for investors and other stakeholders. In 2019, an update to this first investor briefing was published, including the latest developments in adaptation finance that are most relevant for investors.
GARI meetings and these Investor Guides are indications of the interest of the private sector and specifically, private investors, in investment and climate adaptation and resilience. The Investor Guides are designed to provide an introduction to the physical climate risk and resilience issues and opportunities for investors – not to provide a comprehensive analysis. It aims to provide a practical starting point for discussion.
GARI released its 2022 discussion paper, The State of Climate Adaptation and Resilience Investment: Where We Are, Current Investor Views and Paths Forward at COP27 in Egypt in November 2022. GARI looked at the global progress on understanding physical climate risk and resilience, assessed the developing market for investors, studied feedback from stakeholder surveys and discussions, and brought forth a set of recommendations and potential paths forward for resilience investments. Press release and paper available for download.
The GARI 2019 Investor Briefing on Physical Climate Risk and Resilience provides an update to the 2017 guide with the latest developments in adaptation finance, and specifically emphasizes those of which investors, in particular, should be aware.The 2019 Investor Briefing was released at COP25 in Madrid, Spain in December 2019 and is available for download.
The GARI 2017 Investor Guide to Physical Climate Risk and Resilience provides a 5-page "plain language" introduction to the issue of physical climate risk and resilience for investors. An initial draft was posted during the Bonn COP23 global climate talks. The 2017 Investor Guide was released during the One Planet Summit in Paris in December 2017 and is available for download.
At COP22, GARI released Bridging the Adaptation Gap, a discussion paper focused on (1) approaches to measurement of physical climate risk and (2) examples of investment in climate adaptation and resilience. "Bridging the Adaptation Gap" is based on a series of meetings in 2016 with over 150 participants and a 2016 GARI survey with over 100 responses from GARI participants and related stakeholders. Press release here, and paper available for download below.
The "time is now" for investors to address physical climate risk and resilience in their investments.
The GARI 2017 Investor Guide to Physical Climate Risk and Resilience was released at the One Planet Summit in Paris in December 2017.
The Guide provides a practical introduction for investors to the issue of physical climate risk and resilience in five pages of plain language as well as suggestions for next steps and additional follow up reading.
Investors increasingly focus on climate adaptation and resilience investment risks and returns.
GARI's seminal paper was developed in 2016 and released at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco.