Irish TCFD support campaign
This campaign is strongly aligned to the Reporting element of the COP26 Private Finance strategy. We aim to increase the Irish support of the TCFD and to enhance the levels of climate-related reporting and disclosures in Ireland. To do this we worked closely with the United Nations Environment Programme, Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) to develop bespoke training focused on TCFD and climate-related reporting more generally. More information about the TCFD recommendations and how they can be implemented can be found here.
Key elements of the campaign include standalone training and a longer-term capacity building programme developed with the UNEP FI and delivered in conjunction with Skillnet Ireland.
TCFD and climate risk best practices
This comprehensive training course focused on TCFD was delivered virtually in July by the team at the UNEP FI. These sessions focused on how firms could identify, assess, manage, and disclose their climate risks and opportunities. Through interactive discussions and examples, participants gained a better understanding of industry-leading practices around climate disclosures.
To view these sessions please see below –
TCFD – Implementation and reporting
This capacity building programme is a module-based training plan, which will break down the recommendations in more detail, with one session taking place every 2 months over an 8-month period. With this group we are building a community of practice, using best in class examples, and best in class training to benefit both new and established reporters. The first session of this programme takes place during Climate Finance Week Ireland 2021 (CFWI 21), running from the 11th-15th October.
These sessions are designed to answer and address practical questions regarding TCFD implementation. They will include hands-on engagement with Irish institutions to explore data gaps, climate scenarios, assessment methodologies, and governance structures. Peer institutions will be able to discuss their challenges and learn from others who have already made TCFD disclosures.
Irish TCFD Supporters webinar
In June we held a high-level webinar for Irish TCFD campaign supporters (new and existing) to demonstrate the why of TCFD, hearing different perspectives from a founder, from an EU viewpoint and from an established supporter. To view each speaker’s contributions please see below videos:
During CFWI 2021 we will hold a supporter’s event highlighting the Irish support of the TCFD recommendations, demonstrating overall impact, new supporters of the TCFD will be announced as part of this overall Irish collective.
Some useful resources