The OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group have joined forces under an initiative entitled Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), it explores what public and private actors should do to support the radical transformation needed to align financial flows in infrastructure for low-emission, resilient development.
- New ebook -
Ebook - Financiando los Futuros Climaticos: Repensando la Infrasestructura (Spanish version), 12 March 2021
- Blogs & Articles -
Fighting the climate emergency? Enter national development banks, by Naeeda Crishna Morgado and Özlem Taskin
Changing Gear on Climate: How to transform our investment model by Virginie Marchal and Kate Kooka
Digital planet: How smart technologies can help us solve our climate and infrastructure challenges by Zoe Lagarde
In addition to the report, a series of 5 case studies and 1 key findings that dive deeper in specific jurisdictions, technologies and development finance are available below.
Another component of the report is the UN Environment publication Shifting the Lens: Interim Briefing, which explores the benefit of scenarios and foresight approaches in informing climate policies, infrastructure investments and financing decisions today to trigger the transformation needed.
|Private sector into the low-emission transition
Watch the experts' perspectives on:
13-15 November 2019 | International Climate Change Conference 2019 - Challenges and Solutions | Bratislava, Slovak Republic
6-8 November | Energy Transition Toward Sustainable Energy Era - INDO EBTKE 2019 | Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia
8 October 2019 | Pre-COP25 - Mobilising Finance for the Low-Emission Transition | National Convention Center, San Jose, Costa Rica
13 September 2019 | Enabling Sustainable Infrastructure Investment with Blockchain, OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum | OECD Paris
3 July 2019 | OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría Lecture on Climate: Reclaiming Our Common Future | Graduate Institute, Geneva | View video
17 May 2019 | Astana Economic Forum, Kazakhstan
14 May 2019 | Agenda, Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Berlin
3 May 2019 | Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure Mexico City, Mexico
29 March 2019 | Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure- Investing in Low Emission, Resilient Development in Lithuania, Vilnius
22 March 2019 | Global and Chinese Green and Low-Carbon Development Agenda: Fourth Dialogue Session, Beijing, China
18 March 2019 | High-level panel on Investing in Low-emission, Resilient Development, Global Solutions Summit, Berlin
13 March 2019 | High-level breakfast on Financing Climate Futures, United Nations Environment Assembly, Nairobi
10 December | Financing Climate Futures event
12 December | OECD-NCE Event on the Climate-Growth Nexus
12 December | Official OECD-UNEP FI Side Event at COP24
29 November 2018 | Video recording - Green Talks LIVE: Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure
28 November 2018 | Sherpa’s meeting, Buenos Aires
Handover of the final report by the three organisations (UN, WB and OECD) to the G20 troika (Germany, Japan, Argentina)
Launch of the report Financing Climate Futures
25 September 2018 | UN Headquarters, New York
The OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group hosted a high-level discussion on Financing Climate Futures. Scaling-up and shifting financial flows to low-emission and resilient infrastructure investments is critical to delivering on the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite some progress, radical transformations are needed to drive systemic changes in finance, infrastructure and innovation.
12 September 2018 | Financing Climate Futures: What role for cities and regions?, San Francisco
28-29 June 2018 | Seminar on Aligning Financial Flows, OECD Paris
The initiative stems from the 2017 G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan, which called on the three organisations to “compile ongoing public and private activities within the G20 for making financial flows consistent with the Paris goals and, building on this, to analyse potential opportunities for strengthening these efforts”. Read more on the deliverables, launches and milestones (PDF).
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