JBA appointed as global climate expert to support the UK’s Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions programme

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a £60m flagship programme under the International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. It is part of the UK’s £5.8bn commitment to International Climate Finance by 2021 to tackle climate change. The three-year programme (2018-2022) is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The UK PACT programme supports countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) to implement and increase their ambitions for carbon emission reductions in line with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the long-term goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit dangerous climate change.

A roster of climate change experts has recently been established by PA Consulting as the delivery partner for BEIS, for the skill-shares and secondment element of the programme. Skill-shares are designed in partnership with counterparts and key institutions in UK PACT partner countries to overcome challenges faced in achieving ambitious climate action. Counterparts in country are matched with individuals or teams who can provide the technical knowledge and expertise to help build capacity and advance objectives or targets related to climate change mitigation and carbon emission reduction, and to help progress action on climate change. Experts deployed via skill-shares and secondments help overcome barriers and deliver change faster and with more impact by increasing capacity, capability, and inspiring action.

Shenzhen conference, UK PACT blog

Rachel Brisley, JBA’s Lead for Climate Services, has been recruited to the roster through the Steer Group based on her experience and expertise in climate resilience and policy. She is included on the roster alongside other experts from Steer who provide expertise on energy regulation and policy, sustainable transport and future mobility.

Rachel recently participated in the third skill share offered by UK PACT which focused on enhancing understanding around climate issues for the financial sector in Shenzhen, China. Alongside other experts on subjects such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures, Rachel presented a session on Climate Risk Assessment and Climate Stress Testing relating to the physical and transition risks that financial institutions are facing now and will face in the future.

We are delighted to be playing such an important role in enhancing climate resilience across the globe.

Want to know more?

For more information about the programme, please visit the UK PACT website.

You can learn more about our work in Climate Resilience on our webpage.

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