Financing a Green Economy


Symposium Design, Agenda & Speakers Bio

The Symposium Agenda is structured to follow five themes, designed into a learning sequence and process.

10:00 – 10:30   Registration and coffee
10:30 – 11:00   Opening Remarks - Setting the Frame on Financing a Green Economy
Mapping changes in the global economy that are likely to impact the potential and challenges for advancing a green economy.
11:00 – 12:00   Financing – the Need
Clarifying the the type of finance needed for a Green Economy transition, and what are the potential sources that need be deployed and mobilized
12:00 – 13:00   Country Innovation in Greening Finance
Sharing good practices, particularly focusing on approaches bending public finance/policies and private capital (Brazil, China, France)
13:00 – 15:00   Lunch - Networking Break
15:00 – 16:00   Mobilizing Capital Markets
Profiling current action to use capital market instruments to scale up finance for a green economy.
16:00 – 17:00   From Inspiration to Action
Setting out the practical steps participants can take to advance the financing agenda through national action, public-private collaboration and international co-operation, including an articulation from the demand side.
17:00 – 17:30   Closing and Next Steps
Bring the day to a close by assessing UNEP's role, and that of the UNEA, in promoting the financing agenda for the environmental policy community.