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Workshop on Green Infrastructure and Finance Development in Asia: Investment, Policies and Economic Impacts

Event | 14 - 15 November 2019 ADBI, Tokyo
Time of event

Day 1: 09:00–17:40
Day 2: 09:00–15:00

Background

Fully implementing the Paris Agreement to limit global warming and prevent catastrophic climate change will require $1.5 trillion in green financing annually through 2030, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the same time, green finance is key to meeting Asia’s surging energy demand fueled by economic growth and rising consumption.

A major shift in investment patterns will be needed to ignite green finance in the region, prompting new measures in Asian countries such as green bond standards, green bond grant schemes, green loans, sustainability disclosure, and reporting requirements.

Multilateral development banks like the Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and World Bank are actively financing green infrastructure by raising long-term funds from capital markets at prevailing low interest rates and lending to governments and public-private investment entities. But it is not enough to fill the huge financing gap for green infrastructure in Asia.

This workshop will spotlight the key findings of research papers submitted to special issues of International Review of Economics and Finance and the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment. The focus will be on green financing challenges, policy options for boosting private investment in green infrastructure projects, and the economic implications.

The event will also feature editors’ comments on the new book Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development.

Objectives
  • Build understanding of the significance of green infrastructure development in Asia
  • Identify ways to ease barriers and promote green finance in the region
Participants
  • Policy makers and researchers
  • About 40 expected participants
Output
  • The authors of submitted papers will present their research and receive suggestions for refining them during participant discussions
  • Launch of the book Handbook of Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development
How to register

Register here.

Venue

Click here for ADBI’s address and directions.

Partners
  • International Review of Economics and Finance (IREF)
  • Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment (JSFI)