Regulator for ADGM joins financial sector greening association

FSRA joins the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) to support sustainable financing

ADGM's FSRA has joined the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System.
ADGM's FSRA has joined the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System.

The regulatory arm of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi’s international financial centre, has joined the NGFS, a leading international industry group focused on managing the financial risks of climate change and supporting sustainable financing.

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has joined the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) to further ADGM’s commitment in advocating sustainable financing.

The NGFS, launched in December 2017, is the only international forum that brings together central banks and supervisors from global jurisdictions who are committed to better understand and manage the financial risks and opportunity of climate change, and to mobilise mainstream finance to support the transition toward a sustainable economy.

As part of its first action as a member, the FSRA welcomes and supports the recommendations made in a report, “A call for action – Climate change as a source of financial risk”,  published in April 2019 by the NGFS.

The FSRA looks forward to support the NGFS in their purpose and initiatives in developing and advocating environment and climate risk management in the financial sector.

ADGM launched its Sustainable Finance Agenda in January 2019 focusing on the integration of sustainability into its regulatory framework; closer national and international cooperation; greater knowledge, awareness and communication in the marketplace; and creation of a vibrant sustainable finance ecosystem in ADGM.

ADGM is also actively aligned to and support key UAE initiatives, such as the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Green Agenda 2015-2030. ADGM is well placed to develop a sustainable finance ecosystem catering to the needs of local and international investors.

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