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The PCAF North America group launches its first report on carbon accounting methodologies

The PCAF North America group launches its first report on carbon accounting methodologies

The group developed methodologies to calculate the GHG emissions of loans and investments in six asset classes.

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Global Launch of Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

Global Launch of Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

50+ Global financial institutions representing 2.9 trillion in assets commit to measure and disclose the carbon emissions of their loans and investments.

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Global banking leaders commit to align carbon footprint with Paris Agreement

Global banking leaders commit to align carbon footprint with Paris Agreement

Following the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Summit in Vancouver, financial leaders have committed to a global effort to track and monitor the carbon impact of their portfolio of loans and investments within three years.

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PCAF report launched at COP24

PCAF report launched at COP24

The latest PCAF report ‘Harmonising and implementing a carbon accounting approach for the financial sector’ was formally launched today, December 10th 2018, at the Climate Summit in Katowice for an audience of international stakeholders.

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New PCAF report presented in Brussels

New PCAF report presented in Brussels

Bas Eickhout, member of the European Parliament and rapporteur Taxonomy sustainable investments, received the new PCAF raport today in Brussels.

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Amalgamated Bank launches initiative to measure and reduce climate impact of loan portfolio

Amalgamated Bank launches initiative to measure and reduce climate impact of loan portfolio

Amalgamated becomes first US bank to commit to measuring, reporting, and reducing financed emissions.

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Events

Past and upcoming events

  • 5 November 2019Permanent Dutch Representation to the EU - ‘Sustainable finance: Measuring and disclosure of carbon footprint by the financial sector’. Brussels, Belgium. 
  • 28 October 2019  A webinar with an overview of the PCAF North America methodology, case studies, lessons learned, and related tools. More information here
  • 23 September 2019Global launch event of PCAF: during the climate week in New York, leaders of the PCAF Steering Committee and PCAF members celebrated the initiative's global launch. New York, USA. More information here
  • 26 September 2019Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) North American Metrics Workshop: During this event, the PCAF secretariat held a technical workshop focused on carbon accounting methodologies. Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • 12 September 2019Regional workshop on opportunities and challenges for Africa: Hosted by FirstRand, the PCAF initiative led a discussion on current trends in carbon accounting for financial institutions. The event allowed African banks to learn about PCAF methodologies and discuss opportunities and challenges of assessing the climate impact of their portfolios. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 11 September 2019Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) European Metrics Workshop: During this event, the PCAF secretariat held a technical workshop focused on carbon accounting methodologies. Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • 4 July 2019Foro Académico de Finanzas Sostenibles (Academic Forum of Sustainable Finance): Hosted by Triodos Bank and AFI Escuela, the forum focused on methodologies to measure the climate impact of loans and investments. Madrid, Spain.
  • 12 June 2019 Carbon disclosure: Triodos Bank convened financial institutions from Germany to discuss about carbon accounting methodologies, share experiences of implementing PCAF and PACTA in the Netherlands, and clarify the complementarity between PCAF and PACTA approaches. Frankfurt, Germany.