Launch: NZAOA Target-Setting Protocol (fourth edition)

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Jesica Andrews, Head of Climate Accountability, UNEP FI

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The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance will launch the fourth edition of its Target-Setting Protocol on 18 April 2024. The Alliance’s protocol governs how its 89 institutional investor members set their climate targets. This fourth (and now standing) edition of the protocol is the most comprehensive guidance yet for any voluntary initiative. The updates include: - Requirements for setting 2030 targets in line with the Paris Agreement and the Article 4.9 schedule - Expansion of portfolio coverage, to include all private asset classes - Additional steps in assessing sovereign debt, advising use of the ASCOR database In this webinar, the head authors of the protocol will discuss its most important aspects. Specifically, they will address requirements for real estate target setting, the protocol’s approach on financing the net-zero transition, the role of engagement, and the vision for what an enabling policy environment looks like. The audience will also have ample time to ask questions. Speakers: - Jesica Andrews, Head of Climate Accountability, UNEP FI - Jean-Francois Coppenolle, Director of Responsible Investment, Abeille Assurances - David Land, Head of Investment Strategy, Rothesay - Thomas Van Rompaey, Sustainability Officer, AXA IM - Udo Riese, ESG Lead, Allianz AIM - Carolin Gresch, Climate Change Team Consultant, UNEP FI
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