Green Finance, G20 and Developing Countries

GreenInvest Launch Under Germany’s G20 Presidency

GreenInvest was established at the G20 Leaders Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, in 2013 to accelerate investment in green priorities in developing countries. Since then, green finance has risen up the agenda of both policymakers and markets.

Towards a Performance Framework for a Sustainable Financial System

This paper is intended to serve as a window on the Inquiry’s analytical approach, providing a deeper understanding of the unifying criteria for evaluation of multiple market designs for financial systems in a variety of economic, political and social settings. It is also intended to provide a foundation for investors and corporate management and policymakers, including central bankers, finance ministry professionals, market regulators as well as legislators, regulatory and executive officials, to shape consideration of the sustainability of their financial systems.

Global Green Finance – What Role can Sweden Play?

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM (CET)

Place: Swedish House of Finance,  98 Drottninggatan, 111 60 Stockholm, Sweden

If we are to succeed with delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 trillions of dollars of private investment will be needed.

“Green Finance” is a fast growing phenomenon that aligns finance sector incentives with the global development agenda through finance and investment opportunities in environmental solutions. But is Green Finance mobilizing fast enough?

Priorities of the 10YFP for the next 2 years defined by the 10YFP Board

The 10YFP Board met in June 2016 to: assess the priorities for the next 2 years, assess the monitoring framework of the 10YFP, discuss the 10YFP mid-term review, discuss how to mobilise financial resources at the required scale. The full meeting report can be found here.

21st April 2016: High-Level Officials gathered at 10YFP event about SCP for SDGs

A 10YFP Policy Room was held in parallel to the High Level Thematic Debates on achieving the SDGs. The session 'Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for the SDGs' was attended by 20 high-level officials from governments, the UN system, NGOs and the private sector stressed the importance of SCP and of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) for sustainable development.

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Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development in the United States of America

The US financial system is undoubtedly among the largest, most innovative and most sophisticated in the world. It is also clear that this is both a benefit and an impediment to non-governmental investment in sustainability and inclusiveness. To date, the actual investment in infrastructure and sustainability does not meet current needs, especially those related to maintaining climate change to within manageable bounds.

Greening the Financial System

The Geneva Environment Network, UN Environment Finance Initiative and UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on Greening the Financial System, Tuesday 1 November 2016, from 11am-1pm at International Environment House II, Geneva.

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