Achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and broader set of environmental objectives linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require:
- domestic ambition to rapidly and efficiently decarbonise and enhance resilience in all sectors
- well-aligned policies across the whole of government
- strong and consistent signalling and well-targeted policy interventions to engage and mobilise industry and private finance, combined with a conducive investment environment
- increased global co-operation between state and non-state actors, including financial and technical support for developing countries
- monitoring of progress in green investment and financing and of environmental outcomes
Policies need to be cost-effective and supported by robust, evidence-based analysis, and reflect an understanding of the perspectives and constraints of investors, who will be the engine of the transition to a green and sustainable economy.
This event brings together leading actors from the green finance and investment community to promote effective engagement, collaboration and action on green finance and investment. This includes institutional investors, asset managers, ministries of finance and central banks, financial regulators, commercial and investment banks, international climate funds, multilateral development banks, green investment banks, corporations, civil society, philanthropic sectors and more.
2017 AGENDA AND ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
- Short-term actions and long-term ambitions: The forum will take stock of progress made since the Paris Agreement, examine the role of global actors and discuss key priorities for domestic policy makers to unlock green infrastructure investment.
- Opportunities for green investment: better planning and mobilisation. The forum will highlight key issues for developing pipelines of green infrastructure projects and unlocking financing for green innovation. It will also explore the role of institutions and interventions to de-risk and mobilise investment in green projects.
- Driving the low-carbon transition through a sustainable financial system. The forum will address key priorities for ensuring the financial system can deliver the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, and mainstream climate disclosure in institutional investment.
- Channels for green finance and investment: The forum will discuss approaches for funding green projects in cities; the role of green bonds; investment platforms to channel institutional investment to green infrastructure in developing and emerging economies, such as blended finance; and financing for adaptation.
TO ATTEND THE FORUM
If you are interested in attending this event, you may request an invitation by completing this form. Please note that the OECD will not provide any additional documentation to support visa requests. Participants are responsible for obtaining their visas from the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission in their country of residence prior to departure.
Institutional investors and long-term investment
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For information, please contact Robert Youngman, Hideki Takada, Geraldine Ang or GIFF@oecd.org.