Virtual Conference on Low-Carbon Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals
12 - 14 August 2020
Time of event
15:00–17:00 (Tokyo time)
Virtual Conference Summary
Low-carbon finance and investment are essential to the growth of green energy projects that reduce carbon emissions and their negative health impacts, build climate resilient infrastructure, and promote environmental sustainability, in accordance with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, global investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency has declined in the last few years and could slow further while investment in fossil fuels remains dominant.
This ADBI virtual conference featured research that examines impediments to low-carbon finance such as the lack of unified criteria for investment that advances climate-related SDGs and limited understanding of the fundamentals of low-carbon finance. It also addressed common questions about low-carbon finance, including the difference between green and traditional bonds, the extent to which green bond issuance reduces emissions, and policies needed to encourage investment that promotes climate-related SDGs.
- Explore the role of low-carbon finance and investment in promoting climate-related SDGs
- Assess challenges to low-carbon finance growth and policies for addressing them
- Policy makers, think tank researchers, academics, and post-graduate students
- Enhanced understanding of low-carbon finance and its importance for promoting climate-related SDGs
- Improved policy dialogue and research on related issues
- Papers featured during the virtual conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal Finance Research Letters on low-carbon finance and the SDGs
Paper 1: Do Banks Value Green Management in PRC? The Perspective of the Green Credit Policy
Paper 2: How Does Investor Attention Influence the Green Bond Market?
Paper 3: Pricing of Green Labeling: A Comparison of Labeled and Unlabeled Green Bonds
Paper 4: Does Financial Inclusion Impact CO2 Emissions? Evidence from Asia
Paper 5: Can Financial Inclusion Be an Effective Mitigation Measure? Evidence from Panel Data Analysis of the Environmental Kuznets Curve
Paper 6: The Role of Financial Deepening and Green Technology on Carbon Emissions: Evidence from Major OECD Economies