“Eni believes that climate change is a major issue for our
society and we are committed to contribute to limiting global temperature
increase to below 2°C. This challenge is not just representing risks
but also great opportunities relating to the energy transition.
To seize these opportunities we have established a strategy relying on three main pillars: the improvement of our operational efficiency, a low carbonupstream portfolio, relevant investments on renewables and low carbon R&D.
We believe that acting is important as well as disclosing what we do. For this reason, we have been progressively increasing our climate communication and today we are considered among the global industry leaders on climate related disclosures.
The increasing attention on climate change deserves further efforts in either industry commitment and disclosures. The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) represents a unique chance to raise the level of global awareness on climate change and is a major milestone for the improvement of the way industry communicates how is addressing climate related risks and opportunities. Eni is honored to have taken part in the TCFD.”
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in London today announced the publication of its report - Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (report). The Report outlines a set of recommendations for voluntary, decision-useful, climate-related disclosures to be made as part of mainstream financial filings. The recommendations will help organizations identify and disclose information needed by investors, lenders, and insurance underwriters to appropriately assess and price climate-related risks and opportunities. They are issued today for public consultation.
The Financial Stability Board established the TCFD in December 2015. The Task Force’s recommendations are the result of the first global, industry-led effort to create recommendations for climate-related financial disclosures. In developing its recommendations, the Task Force has benefited from extensive global outreach across regions, industries and expertise.
The recommendations focus on four thematic areas that generally reflect how organizations operate: governance; strategy; risk management; and metrics and targets.
The Task Force’s recommendations offer a number of key features, including:
The Task Force members are experts from private sector preparers and users of corporate financial disclosures from around the world. The Task Force focuses on disclosures related to the financial impacts of climate change on a company; rather than a company’s impact on climate change.
The Task Force’s recommendations benefit organizations in the following ways:
Michael R. Bloomberg, Chairman of the Task Force said, “The Recommendations
of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures report represents
an important effort by the private sector to improve transparency around climate-related
financial risks and opportunities. Climate change is not only an environmental problem,
but a business one as well. We need business leaders to join us to help spread these
recommendations across their industries in order to help make markets more efficient
and economies more stable, resilient, and sustainable.”
Speaking about the draft recommendations, FSB Chair Mark Carney said: “The disclosure recommendations will give financial markets the information they need to manage risks, and seize opportunities, stemming from climate change. As a private sector solution to a market issue, the Task Force has focused on the practical, material disclosures investors want and which all capital-raising companies can compile.”
The release of the report launches a 60-day public consultation period to solicit feedback on the TCFD report and recommendations until 12 February 2017.