Fighting Climate Change with Finance

Fighting Climate Change with Finance

Dr. Aled Jones

12.14.2012

Dr. Aled Jones

Dr Aled Jones FRSA is the inaugural Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. Dr Jones also chairs a working group on climate finance within the Capital Markets Climate Initiative on behalf of Greg Barker, the Minister for Climate Change in the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). He regularly presents on climate change issues to corporates and governments and sits on the UNEP FI insurance sector working group.

Dr Jones was previously the Deputy Director at the University of Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership and was Director of the Climate Leadership Program and Chevening Economics of Climate Change Program (for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office). He was a founding member of the ClimateWise insurance principles, was facilitator for the P8 Pensions Group, 12 of the world's largest public pension funds working collaboratively to address the problem of climate change and investments and set up the Banking & Environment Initiative. His work with the P8 Group has been recognized by the State of California.

As part of the meeting of General Assembly of Club de Madrid, a non-profit organization composed of more than 90 democratic former heads of state from over 60 countries, Dr. Aled Jones, director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, gives a presentation about the “Little Rock Accord,” a plan to mobilize political will to increase the role of private sector finance, particularly that of pension and sovereign wealth funds, in driving low carbon, climate resilient, sustainable growth, especially in developing countries.