The 2015 Paris Climate Week: A critical milestone in the build up to COP 21

The Climate Group is hosting the first Climate Week in Paris May 18-24, bringing together the public and private sectors to find solutions to limit the scale of global warming to 2°C. As an industry leader, AXA has a responsibility to leverage its expertise and take action to reduce climate risks. In this regard, the Group will be present at two major events: first at the Business & Climate Summit with Nicolas Moreau, CEO of AXA France, and second, at the Climate Finance Day with Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of the AXA Group and Philippe Derieux, Deputy CEO of AXA Global P&C. ALL NEWS  |  Climate
May 21, 2015

After seven consecutive years in New York City, the International Climate Week has now settled for a new location: Paris. With just 200 days to go until the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in December, the French capital hosts a jam-packed schedule of climate-related events to help get the world ready for the negotiations.

The Business and Climate Summit will take place on May 20th and 21st and will gather CEOs, policy-makers and climate negotiators from all over the world to discuss the role that the private sector can play in the battle against climate change. It will be a decisive moment for the private sector to formulate policy recommendations to world leaders in the run up to COP 21. Nicolas Moreau, Chairman and CEO of AXA France, will carry the voice of the group and the insurance industry in the roundtable dedicated to « Building Capacity and Resilience ». As experts on risk modelling, insurers are indeed ideally placed to provide risk prevention and coverage solutions to populations and businesses exposed to natural disasters.

Seizing the momentum, the Climate Finance Day set to take place the following day on May 22nd is designed to bring the financial community together to discuss pioneering climate-related initiatives and build the dynamic within the sector in the run-up to COP 21. AXA is taking part by organising the panel session on insurance and climate change, which will notably feature the World Bank's Special Envoy for Climate Change, Rachel Kyte, as well as Philippe Derieux, Deputy CEO of AXA Global P&C. AXA Group Chairman & CEO Henri de Castries will then conclude the session by giving a more global overview of what insurers can do on global warming, both in terms of insurance solutions and investment commitments.

You can follow the Climate Finance Day through the live streaming of the morning sessions with Henri de Castries and Philippe Derieux, and register to take part in the event. Find out more about the detailed program on the axa.com website.