Boosting investment in the green economy
The Paris Agreement on climate change and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations were key milestones on the road towards an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy in Europe.
According to the International Energy Agency, the full implementation of the Paris Agreement will require $13.5 trillion of investment in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. This is why capital markets will play an essential role in mobilising the much-needed investments for the transition to a green economy.
At EU level, a High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance was launched in October 2016, as part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative launched by the European Commission.
EURACTIV invites you to discuss the role of sustainable finance in meeting the EU’s climate and environment objectives.
Questions will include:
- What legislative measures can help boost sustainable investment opportunities?
- What is the role of insurers in the transformation towards more sustainable investment?
- How can consumers be encouraged to invest their savings and pensions in sustainable solutions?
EURACTIV Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels
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Niall Bohan, Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Neena Gill MEP, Member ECON Committee, European Parliament
Jean–Luc Filippini, Senior Policy Advisor - Financial Services Regulation Unit, European Investment Bank
Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director EUROSIF and Member High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance
Michael Leinwand, Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Germany
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Statements
9:30 – 10:30 Open debate