Webinar: Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF)

The CERAF Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday 24th March will now proceed via webinar rather than a meeting. This is in response to the rapidly changing situation and advice regarding Coronavirus. We will now be extending the deadline for registration until 16:00 on Thursday 19th, everyone who has already registered for the Town Hall meeting will automatically be registered for the webinar. Please see below for more details and contact ceraf@nerc.ukri.org if you have any queries about the webinar or programme.

24 March 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Cost: Free

Deadline for registration: 19 March 2020, 16:00

We are inviting individuals to submit expressions of interests to attend a webinar for the NERC Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance (CERAF) Programme.

This call is the first of a two-stage investment by NERC and Innovate UK of up to £10M to create a step-change in the provision of scientifically robust, open-access climate and environmental risk (CER) information to support the financial services sector to materialise these risks on the balance sheet.

Activity funded under this call of up to £4M will deliver research and innovation to support the establishment of a climate and environmental risk (CER) analytics capability and capacity in the UK, providing information to enhance the resilience of the financial system to the increasing impact of climate and environmental variability and change and drive more sustainable investment of capital. The programme objectives are to:

  • Deliver a step-change in the provision and analysis of CER information for a specific set of use-cases for financial services users (e.g. asset management, banking, pensions) that demonstrates impact from improved understanding and reporting of risk underpinned by robust science - for example from improved quantification and disclosure and more effective and efficient allocation of capital.
  • Contribute to the development of common CER information, taxonomies and reporting standards for use by financial services regulators and end users.
  • Establish an entity to manage the provision of open-access CER data and analytics for use by commercial enterprises and public sector bodies that is capable of enduring beyond the programme funding term.

The CERAF call will fund translational research and the development of an open-access risk data and analytics information infrastructure, rather than novel climate or environmental science.

This webinar will disseminate information about NERC's vision and direction for the new CERAF Programme, as well as answer any questions.

The meeting will include presentations from Sophie Laurie- Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Capability and Rob Gillies- Head of Futures. The webinar will focus on the upcoming CERAF Programme and its purpose and function moving forward. An agenda for the meeting will be shared shortly.

Details on how to access the webinar will be made available by 23rd March 2020. Please complete the online registration form. Attendance of the meeting is not mandatory for applicants.

The deadline for registering for this meeting is 16:00 on 19th March 2020.