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2nd Workshop on the Environment

6-8 November- Hamburg (Germany)

Photos by: Dirk Bartschart/HermesUNEP's 2nd Workshop on the Environment brought together approximately 80 participants including ECAs, financial institutions, government officials, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations from 16 countries worldwide for an informative and interactive two-day event. The workshop focused on two distinct areas: Day one looked at design and implementation of monitoring provisions as a means to ensure identified environmental risks of a given project do not materialise. Day two built on the discussions of last year's workshop, identifying the financial risks and opportunities of climate change as they pertain to ECAs.

Photos by: Dirk Bartschart/HermesOverall, the workshop clearly provided a good opportunity for ECAs to share past experiences and to learn how to better implement their respective environmental guidelines in the future. ECAs were also encouraged to start thinking of innovative products they could offer to respond to the global challenge of climate change. Participants have since expressed great interest in a Third Workshop on the Environment and in possibly contributing to the formation of specific working groups to advance the discussions and ideas raised during the event.

Day One

Day Two