[Webinar] Leveraging Space Technology for Climate Risk Finance | How Space Technology Can Better Inform on Climate Physical Risks & Disclosure in EMDEs

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24 June 2021
14:00 to 16:00 UTC
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Emerging markets and developing economies (EMDE) rank among the most vulnerable to climate change, as they are exposed to both physical and transition risks associated with the shift to a low-carbon economy. Greater attention to users' needs for climate risk data, metrics, and innovative tools can significantly help unlock investments and financing decisions in EMDE, especially in the current context where the world faces an enormous challenge to rebuilding economies devastated by COVID-19.

To address this demand, the World Bank Crisis & Disaster Risk Finance team (CDRF) at the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation (FCI) Global Practice, has put in place a specific technical assistance Crisis Risk Finance Analytics (CRFA) programme, which leverages innovative analytics at global, country, and project levels to create an enabling environment for improved risk financing and risk management. The program is funded by Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) and is under the joint technical partnership between the World Bank FCI and the European Space Agency ESA/ESRIN

The Webinar will focus on World Bank Group demand and explore practical used cases from the latest and most promising satellite technology around the development of climate risk information for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) monitoring and better informed investments in EMDEs. 

Date:  Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT | 4:00 PM - 6 PM CET

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