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FoSDA at COP28: Climate Data Stock Take – Reality Check on the State of Current Data

In 2023, COP is conducting the first-ever global stock take based on the commitments of the parties. FoSDA, a proactive voice of the sustainability data ecosystem, as part of COP28, is organising an off-the-record panel “Climate Data Stock Take – Reality Check on the State of Current Data” on 6 December in Dubai, UAE.

The panel will be composed of two insightful discussions that will assess the state of climate data and climate solutions, as well as examine the regulatory landscape around it.


Wednesday, 6 December 2023 
4:00-5:30 PM 
Dubai, UAE 

Discussion 1: Navigating the regulatory landscape for climate data (4-4:45 PM)

This discussion will focus on the regulatory landscape surrounding climate data. As 2024 will see the transformation of ESG reporting with the swift rollout of mandatory disclosures, this panel will discuss the regulatory frameworks, issues of convergence and interoperability, developments around materiality and ESG rating regulations, as well as implications for data quality and reliability.


Martina Macpherson, FoSDA Chair, Head of ESG Product Strategy and Management, Financial Information, SIX


  • Pietro Bertazzi, Global Director – Policy Engagement & Public External Affairs, CDP
  • Evie Robertson, Strategic Affairs and Capacity Building Manager, IFRS Foundation
  • Christopher Perceval, Senior Market Engagement Director, S&P Global Sustainable1

Discussion 2: Evaluating the evolution of climate data and analytical tools (4:50-5:30 PM)

Panellists will discuss how the state of climate data changed over the last decade and explore the advancements in data collection, analysis and tools. They will delve into the existing data gaps and holes and the ways to address them, as well as answer what should companies, data providers and users such as asset managers do to encourage honesty and transparency of data at all levels?


David Harris, FoSDA Vice-Chair, Head of Sustainable Finance Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)


  • Patricia Torres, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions, Bloomberg
  • Lorenzo Saa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Clarity AI
  • Brian Cahill, Head of Sustainable Finance, Moody’s Investors Service 

The event will be followed by a networking reception, which will provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to connect and continue meaningful conversations on climate data.

To register for virtual participation, please contact