New BoE climate risk scenarios spark race for extra data

Banks need information from clients or third parties to populate 1,760 stress test variables

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The BoE's relaunched test is built on new climate scenarios created by the NGFS

The Bank of England’s first climate stress test contains a level of detail not seen in any previous supervisory test on climate change, posing new data challenges for banks, say experts. But that still doesn’t mean the scenarios are tough enough to be realistic.

One climate stress-testing manager at a participating bank says the detailed parameters used by the BoE will make it more difficult to calculate both the physical risks from climate change in a portfolio, and the transition risks of

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