The private sector has a vital role in responding to the climate crisis. Today, we are proud to share this critical Call for Collaboration written to enhance the opportunities and actions that can accelerate the private finance sector’s role in climate adaptation and resilience.

The Call invites governments, financial actors, organisations, and businesses to scale existing climate solutions and mobilise the financing we need to protect people from the impacts of climate change.

Over the past months, Dr Nicola Ranger, Resilience and Development research programme lead at the Environmental Change Institute, has joined a series of ongoing dialogues with key public and private sector stakeholders. Thirty countries were included in the dialogue and consultations to bring their perspectives to the table alongside the finance sector stakeholders.

The conversations recognised the urgency and opportunity to advance private financial responses to climate change.

Dr Ranger said:

This Call for Collaboration is not the end of these dialogues, but rather the beginning. Together with our partners, we invite stakeholders and countries to join the call and implement these solutions and mobilise this work at COP28 and beyond."

This Call for Collaboration was coordinated by the University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute (ECI), the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council (Arsht-Rock), the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC).

The Call for Collaboration was completed in collaboration with the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions.

Read the Call for Collaboration in full.