The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a report with recommendations to policymakers around the world, titled, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. This will constitute the second part the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report with the first part published in August 2021. Findings will be presented at a virtual conference on 28 February 2022. Read more.
UK Green Taxonomy
The UK Government is expected to provide its first indication on what activities would count as "green" in the UK and on the level of alignment with the EU Taxonomy. They will consult on technical criteria for economic activities relating to climate change mitigation and adaptation environmental objectives, as outlined in its roadmap to greening finance and sustainable investing† published in October 2021.
Extension of EU Taxonomy
The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, an advisory body to the European Commission, is expected to publish recommendations on possible extension of the EU Taxonomy to also cover social objectives and transition activities. The Platform will also publish its recommendations on criteria for the rest of the environmental objectives under the EU Taxonomy (sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources; transition to a circular economy; pollution prevention and control; protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems).