Round table summary 2019-07-10

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Icebreaker One private roundtable at the House of LordsWednesday, 10th July 9:30-12:00 Convened and co-chaired by: Baroness Worthington and Gavin StarksAttendees: Andy Howard, Katherine Coates, Volker Buscher, Hugh Phillips, Jonathan Gascoigne, Claire Souch, Celeste Connors, Jack Kelly, Mike Short, Dave Jones, Matt Gray, Emma Thwaites, Sunayana Sen, Emma Bergin, Rohit Das, Lucy Wills, Gea Mikic, […]

IB1 update 2019-06-26 revised summary

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Below is an updated description of Icebreaker One based on the feedback we’ve had over the past four weeks. It includes more specifics about what Icebreaker One will do to accelerate change. Icebreaker One brings together the public and private sectors to unlock the innovation and finance needed to address our climate and biodiversity emergencies.  […]

Executive Summary

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We need better ways of making money work harder to keep things safe, instead of paying for things once they have broken. A printable PDF version of this summary, and the long-form report are available here. The world is in crisis (IPCC, 2018) caused by human-induced climate change and time is running out to avert […]

The Icebreaker One view

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“We call on policymakers and the financial sector to … collaborate to bridge the data gaps to enhance the assessment of climate-related risks” Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney, Governor of Banque de France François Villeroy de Galhau,Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial Services Frank Elderson, 2019-04-17 We live in the best […]

Open discussion paper 2019-05-13

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We launched our first provocation & discussion paper at the 2019 UN Disaster Risk Reduction Global Platform. Printable five-page summary: http://bit.ly/ib1-r1 Full 68 page report, (gdoc) open to comment: http://bit.ly/ib1-r1-discussion Example social media message, if you wish to share: The time for theory is over — http://icebreakerone.org is starting the conversation about ‘Environmental intelligence for […]

IB1 update 2019-04-29

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There are 14 calendar days to go until we touch down in Geneva. Our provocation paper has had over 20 contributors, is now in draft form and is almost ready for broader review: we will circulate to those on the mailing list when ready. In the document, we discuss: What’s at stake and what we […]

IB1 update 2019-04-22

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“We need to change course now” Momentum is building across multiple fronts. Last week banks came with out a statement that they face $20tn ($20,000,000,000,000) of climate risk.   “We call on policymakers and the financial sector to … collaborate to bridge the data gaps to enhance the assessment of climate-related risks” Open letter by Governor of Bank […]

IB1 update 2019-04-15

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Workshop outcomes On Wednesday 10th April participants from insurance, risk modelling, disaster risk reduction, policy, investment and infrastructure held a workshop to unpack user stories and validate economic cases for this project. For example: Maria is Director of a National Disaster Management Office who is overseeing recovery and reconstruction efforts from a recent hurricane. She […]

IB1 update 2019-04-08

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Supporters Last week we added supporters UN Environment and Arup. Please help us connect with organisations who’d like to join the discussion privately or publicly “Support the Icebreaker One discussion”. Workshop — user needs and stories NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED On Wednesday this week we are holding a workshop to further unpack user needs: if you […]