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APRA and the RBA release joint statement on climate change financial risk

Thursday 4 November 2021

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) have published a joint statement on the actions they are taking to ensure financial institutions and the Australian financial system are prepared to respond to the financial risks of climate change.

APRA and the RBA are among more than 50 international members of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) that have made public statements on the important role of central banks and financial regulators in mitigating the physical, transition and liability risks of climate change in the finance sector. 

The joint statement is available on the APRA website at: NGFS Pledge – Combined statement from APRA and the RBA.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $7.9 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.