High-level Discussion on Financing Climate Futures

Date: 18 Sep 2018

The OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group will host a high-level discussion on Financing Climate Futures on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

Scaling up and shifting financial flows to low-emission and resilient infrastructure investments is critical to delivering on the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite some progress, radical transformations are needed to drive systemic changes in finance, infrastructure and innovation. The Financing Climate Futures initiative provides an agenda for such a shift and identifies six transformative
areas that are key to aligning financial flows with climate and development objectives.

Opening remarks and speech: Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Panel discussion and Q&As moderated by Rodolfo Lacy, Director, Environment, OECD
H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Ethiopia
H.E. Ambassador Luke Daunivalu, Chief Negotiator COP23 Presidency, Fiji
Ms. Naomi Tokashiki, State Minister for the Environment, Japan
Mr. Michał Kurtyka, Vice-Minister of Environment, COP24 President, Poland
Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment
Ms Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Ms. Laura Tuck, Vice-President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group
Intervention from the floor: Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Director-General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Closing remarks: Norbert Gorissen, Deputy Director General, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU)