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Climate screening and risk assessment for Multilateral Development Banks (Tyndall Manchester seminar)

This presentation will review current approaches to physical climate risk assessment and its links to adaptation finance in several MDBs. It will briefly summarise the MDBs commitments to Climate Action in response to the Paris Agreement and then examine internal processes of screening projects and completing risk assessments to identify appropriate adaptation options.

It will present a practitioner’s view of how MDBs are operating and highlight positive progress made by banks to mainstream climate change in their operations and align to initiatives such as the MDB Common Framework for Reporting Climate Finance, Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures and EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. The talk will be of interest to social and environmental scientists working on climate change adaptation or international development projects and students interested in a career in environmental or management consultancy.

Speaker bio:  Steven Wade is Associate Director for Climate Resilience at Atkins and previously led consultancy teams at HR Wallingford and the Met Office. He provides advice on water resources and climate resilience in the water, energy and transport sectors globally and is the technical lead for Weather and Climate Services at Atkins. Steven is currently a retained consultant to the Asian Development Bank Sustainable Development and Climate Change team and leads an experienced Atkins team that works on climate finance, risk assessment and services development for several Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).

The seminar will take place online via Zoom- please register with Amrita to receive the joining details-


Event Details

Location Online
Start Thursday 15 Apr 2021 1:00pm
Finish Thursday 15 Apr 2021 2:30pm
Organised by Tyndall Manchester

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