Financing a Global Climate Deal

Date: 3 Mar 2020 7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Speaker(s): Dr Ann Pettifor, Josué Tanaka, Rhian-Mari Thomas, Steve Waygood, Professor Nick Robins
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London.

A key challenge for the COP26 climate conference to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 is to agree how to harness the world’s financial system behind a rapid transition to a net-zero, resilient and inclusive global economy.

Many positive developments are underway among central banks, investors, civil society and development banks. But at present, these do not add up to a credible strategy for mobilising the trillions that will be needed for climate action both in industrialised countries such as the UK and also in the developing countries of the Global South.

This event brings together leaders in sustainable finance who will explore how key financial breakthroughs can be achieved in 2020.

Ann Pettifor (@AnnPettifor) is Director of PRIME and author of The Case for the Green New Deal.

Josué Tanaka is Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Rhian-Mari Thomas (@RhianMariThomas) is Chief Executive Officer at the Green Finance Institute.

Steve Waygood (@stevewaygood) is Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors.

Nick Robins (@NVJRobins1) is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at LSE.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #ShapetheWorld

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.


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