GARI INVESTOR GUIDES

  • The Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) was conceived of in the run up to the Paris COP21 conference. Launched at COP21 in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s A2R Climate Resilience Initiative and now an official partner of A2R, GARI was designed to bring together private investors and a range of other stakeholder groups to focus on investment and climate adaptation and resilience. The idea was to bring together in as open a manner as possible interested investors, climate experts, and other stakeholders to focus on how to practically invest in the face of climate adaptation and resilience needs. 


  • Since 2017, GARI has sought 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. 


  • The 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.


  • 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 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 final draft of the 2019 Investor Briefing was released at COP25 in Madrid, Spain in December 2019 -- and is now available for download. The final draft of the 2017 Investor Guide was released during the One Planet Summit in Paris in December 2017 and is also available for download

Investor BRIEFING 2019

Physical climate risk and resilience are increasingly important considerations for investors.


The GARI 2019 Investor Briefing on Physical Climate Risk and Resilience was released at COP25 in Madrid, Spain in December 2019 as an update to the 2017 Investor Guide.


The Briefing provides an update to investors on developments in climate risk and resilience, opportunities for resilience investments, as well as suggestions for additional follow-up reading.


As always, GARI welcomes comments and participation by any interested parties.

GARI 2019 Investor Briefing (pdf)

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Investor Guide 2017

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.

GARI 2017 Investor Guide (pdf)

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PRESS RELEASE: GARI 2017 Investor Guide Published (pdf)

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