Climate Services in the Finance Sector: Insights for Users and Providers of Climate Data and Information

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12 Dec 2018

On 12 December 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:10 PM CET), the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) is holding a webinar on "Climate services in the finance sector: insights for users and providers of climate data and information". 

Despite growing data collection and a growing climate service market, uptake and use of climate data and information has largely lagged behind expectations. The EU-MACS project assesses the obstacles and mechanisms that affect the uptake of climate services in EU Member States, with special reference to finance, tourism and urban planning. This webinar presents results from engagement with the finance sector in the EU-MACS project.

In EU-MACs’ engagement with the finance sector, two different worlds meet: climate services and financial services. The finance sector and climate service providers are both highly technical and data-driven though operate in vastly different spaces, each with their own expertise and jargon. Climate experts, for example, are still discovering how risks are approached in the financial sector. This webinar seeks to help in bridging this gap by offering mutual insight for each group. Both structural and operational obstacles and drivers for climate service uptake in the finance sector will be reviewed. Current use of climate services, as encountered in the study, will then round out the discussion to allow for both climate service users and providers to further gain insight.

Presenter: Robin Hamaker-Taylor, Policy and risk analyst, Acclimatise
Discussant: Adriaan Perrels, Research Professor at Finnish Meteorological Institute
Moderator: Jaroslav Mysiak, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change – Director of RAAS Division
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