Finance mechanisms to achieve the SDGs

Finance mechanisms to achieve the SDGs
Dec 6
15:00 2017

Over two years ago, in September 2015, 193 governments adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a framework for global development and set quantitative targets for the world to achieve by 2030. A global investment of $5 to $7 trillion a year, from 2015 to 2030, is estimated to be needed to fund the SDGs, 50 per cent of which should come from the private sector.

The entry into force of the Paris Agreement has reinforced nations’ determination to combat climate change, but a lot more still need to be done in order to achieve the goals that were set globally. While investment opportunities in low-carbon innovation, climate adaptation, clean infrastructure and energy are growing, key challenges still prevent most of the needed financial flows.

Governments and the investment community need to work together in order to assess needs, set processes, develop innovative financial mechanisms and adapt existing instruments for funding the SDGs.

Held ahead of the first Sustainable Investment Forum Europe on 13 March 2018 in Paris, this webinar will unite influential representatives from the investment community, policy makers and think tanks to discuss the challenges of funding the SDGs. The webinar will focus on Goals 7: Affordable and clean energy, 11: Sustainable cities and communities, 13: Climate Action.

Discussion points:

  • Understanding funding needs for the SDGs through assessment, measurement and reporting
  • Organising finance flows: set up innovative processes and adapt existing financial instruments
  • Adapting sustainable finance processes to the singularities of countries and sectors
  • Collaboration between public and private sector to accelerate investment

Why attend?

  • Understand the latest sustainable finance trends
  • Learn more about innovative finance tools and solutions for funding the SDGs
  • Discover ways of adapting your existing processes to scale-up sustainable investment

Who should attend the webinar?

  • Asset owners
  • Asset managers
  • Commercial banks
  • Climate finance focused organisations
  • Large corporations
  • European, national and regional policy-makers
  • Sustainable project developers

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