Local Government Pension Scheme (England and Wales): Governance and reporting of climate change risks

2 September 2022

Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on policy proposals to require administering authorities of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to have effective governance, strategy, risk management and accompanying metrics and targets for the assessment and management of climate risks and opportunities.

It also invites responses on proposals to disclose these in line with the recommendations of the international industry-led Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

It is proposed that LGPS administering authorities would calculate the ‘carbon footprint’ of their assets and assess how the value of each fund’s assets or liabilities would be affected by different temperature rise scenarios, including the ambition to limit the global average temperature rise to below 2 degrees set out in the Paris Agreement.

It is proposed that administering authorities should report on this annually, and that these reports will be summarised in an LGPS-wide report, including the overall carbon emissions of the scheme.

Source: GOV UK
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