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News UNEP FI: Looking for financial institutions with activities in the Mediterranean basin in issues around water

Climate change may be the biggest single environmental challenge of the coming decades, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that its effects on business will mostly manifest themselves via water. Circumstances of too little, too much, or inadequate timing and quality of supply will expose businesses as well as their financiers and owners to considerable stress throughout the next decades, be it in Canada, the Mediterranean basin, Bangladesh, or Australia.

Given the great importance of water issues to the global financial community and the wide range of water-related projects, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is currently undertaking, its Water & Finance work stream (WFWS) has started to recruit new UNEP FI Signatory members interested in issues around water: be it the mobilisation of investment and finance into the strategic water sector, the assessment of corporate water performance across the economy, or the relevance of water-related intra-portfolio externalities to the universal owner and institutional investor.

Especially but not exclusively, we are looking for financial institutions with activities in the following geographies: Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the Mediterranean basin.

UNEP FI: If you are an investment or financial institution, we are interested in your views. Help us by completing the UNEP FI 2008 Water & Finance Survey.

Contact information Remco Fischer, UNEP FI (email:
News type Inbrief
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Source of information UNEP FI
Keyword(s) climate change, water financing
Geographical coverage International
News date 18/11/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH