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Third OECD Green Investment Financing Forum

Event | 13 - 14 October 2016 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Background

The Paris agreement at COP21 marked a decisive turning point in our response to climate change. Each country must now spell out a credible roadmap for action consistent with the goal of holding average temperature increases to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. As countries formulate strategies it will be important to consider how policies can help investors seize opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy, and overcome investment barriers.

Effective policies will build capacity and capital from the private sector, and will allow investors and other actors, including city authorities, to plan with confidence. Low-carbon transition comes with a wide range of benefits and returns that will require a massive shift towards low-carbon, energy-efficient, and climate-resilient systems. Green finance and investment is becoming a mainstream theme for investors and policy makers globally, as underscored by the creation of the G20 Green Finance Study Group under the Chinese presidency, and the establishment by the Financial Stability Board of the task force on climate-related financial disclosures.

As part of its extensive work on green finance and investment, ADBI and OECD convened the inaugural Green Investment Financing Forum in 2014 and the 2nd GIFF in 2015 in Paris. Building on the success of these two events, ADBI and OECD held the 3rd GIFF in Tokyo.

Objectives

To facilitate better understanding of Green Investment Financing and to discuss current challenges and opportunities

  • For government officials to exchange ideas and knowledge with ADBI and OECD
  • To draw lessons that can be replicated in participating member countries

Participants

15 middle-level government officials from the ministries of finance, energy, industry, and environment in India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Participant responsibilities

Active participation in discussions, networking, and brainstorming newer approaches to Green financing for developing member countries.

Output

  • Better understanding by government officials of the empirical and theoretical frameworks of green financing, their benefits, and implications
  • Enhanced dialogue and networking among government officials and experts from international organizations, academic institutions and the private sector, to promote green investment financing in developing member countries.
  • Presentation materials and case studies in green investment financing and their application in developing member countries for the ADBI website.

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Time of event

09:00 - 17:00