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At COP27, the Climate Investment Coalition presented Nordic pension fund progress to reach the US$130 billion in investments in climate solutions and clean energy by 2030.

Nordic pension fund CEOs presented best practice cases for investments in emerging markets and made a call to governments to support enabling frameworks.

With support from the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Climate Investment Coalition has recently released the report Recommendations on Nordic Pension Fund Investments in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies. The report includes key recommendations from Nordic investors and successful case studies from the Climate Investment Coalition’s pension fund members with a focus on accelerating climate solution investments in emerging markets and developing economies.

At COP27, Nordic pension funds presented their progress towards reaching the US$130 billion target by 2030 and presented cases for investments in these markets, calling on governments to support their acceleration. 

The Climate Investment Coalition (CIC) is a global public-private partnership initiative working to make global finance flow consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.

The Climate Investment Coalition's announced a landmark US$130 billion collective, total commitment at COP26 from Nordic and UK pension funds towards clean energy and climate solutions to be invested globally by 2030. As part of this commitment, pension funds will report annually on the progress of their climate investments. 

Key Focus Areas

The Climate Investment Coalition works to accelerate the deployment of climate capital globally by fostering partnerships and engagement opportunities between key investment platforms, the public sector and investors. 

Investment Roadmap to COP28

Engage with governments, investors, business and civil society to mobilise climate finance and solutions in green investments to reach 2030 climate targets and support the net-zero transition.

Mobilise & Report on Climate Investments Globally
Stimulate Green Investments in Emerging Markets & Developing Economies
Accelerate Deployment of Climate Capital through Best Practice Models and Partnerships
Create Cross-Sector Investment Partnerships through Stakeholder Convening
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Green transition requires massive investments. Governments have to do their part and commit to a new green future. But we also need private investors on board. In 2019, Danish pension funds committed to invest 55 billion dollars in the green transition by 2030. I am proud that we have inspired others and that Nordic and UK pension funds are now ready to invest 130 billion dollars in total by 2030.
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 Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark

Key Activities

The Coalition aims to engage the public and private sector to accelerate the short-to-medium-term investments needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and net-zero transition.

 

This is done through the following activities:

Financial Commitments

CIC catelyses real and systemic impact to the real economy by mobilising commitments from investors to global climate solution investments made by 2030.

Reporting

 CIC requires every committing member to provide an annual reporting on their commitments, to track the allocation and use of commitments towards 2030. 

Climate Investment
Summit

A global platform that convenes public and private stakeholders to influence the climate finance agenda through scalable and actionable best practice business models, enabling framework conditions and successful strategies in climate finance and sustainable investing.

Roadmap to 
COP28

A Roadmap of high-level convening, announcement platforms and milestones leading to COP28 in Dubai and beyond.

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Engage With Us 

Climate Investment Coalition is a high-level public-private sector partnership mobilising significant commitments from institutional investors and asset owners towards green investments in the next decade.

 

Join us to become a part of an unparalleled effort to impact the real economy and make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. 

Background

The Climate Investment Coalition was established on the back of Danish pension funds’ 2019 conditional commitment of DKK350 billion (at the time equivalent to US$ 50 billion) towards clean energy and climate-related investments by 2030. This was announced at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit, by the Government of Denmark; Insurance and Pension Denmark; the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and World Climate Foundation.

 

In 2021, with support from the Nordic Council of Ministers, the CIC convened leading institutional investors, governments and stakeholders in climate finance to mobilise a total collective commitment of US$130 billion from Nordic and UK pension funds to be invested in climate solutions by 2030.  

As an international public-private sector initiative, the CIC works with its asset owner members to report annually on their commitments to present progress, whilst conducting outreach for new and increased commitments for climate investments by 2030. 

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