ADBI Policy Maker E-Training Webinar: Sustainable Green Finance

Event | 23 - 24 June 2021
Online

Time of event

Day 1: 14:00–16:00 Tokyo time
Day 2: 14:00–16:20 Tokyo time

Summary

Comprehensive climate risk vulnerability assessments and the development of national adaption plans that address macro-financial risks caused by the effects of climate change will be vital to ensuring resilient and sustainable growth moving forward, particularly among developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.

This public ADBI Policy Maker E-Training webinar examined the challenges of integrating climate-related risk analyses into national budgetary plans in developing Asia and the Pacific. It focused on the fundamentals of sustainable finance, climate change and sovereign risks, renewable energy investment, and the role of central banks in governing sustainable finance.

Objectives
  • Highlight the importance of climate risk evaluation for national budget development and strengthening climate change mitigation
  • Explore evidence-based policies and best practices for advancing sustainable green finance and its governance
  • Describe ways to boost private investment in renewable energy and the management of climate-related sovereign risks
Participants
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of the role of climate-related risk assessments in national budget development and sustainable green finance growth challenges and opportunities
  • Experience and best practice-sharing for building sustainable green finance policy effectiveness
  • Country-level case studies of measures that promote green finance development and governance may be included in a future ADBI publication
Conference Presentations

Policy Support in Promoting Green Bonds in Asia: Longitudinal Multilevel Model
Dina Azhgaliyeva, Research Fellow, ADBI

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Incentives for Sustainable Finance
Paul Ekins, Professor, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London

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Climate Change and Sovereign Risk in ASEAN
John Beirne, Research Fellow, ADBI

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The Role of Central Banks and Financial Supervisory Authorities in Governing Sustainable Finance
Ulrich Volz, Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance & Reader in Economics, Department of Economics, SOAS University of London & Senior Research Fellow, German Development Institute

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