The 4th OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) will be held under the aegis of the new OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 and Wednesday, 25 October 2017, at the OECD Conference Centre (2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France).
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as part of its extensive work on green finance and investment, has convened its annual Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) since 2014. At the 3rdGIFF event held in Tokyo last October, the OECD launched the Centre on Green Finance and Investment to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy.
The GIFF, now to be the main annual global event for the OECD Centre, will gather senior policy makers and key actors in green finance and investment from around the world as in previous years for lively, open and action-oriented discussions to advance the global green finance agenda.
The agenda for the 4th GIFF will include four main themes for discussion:
1. From short-term actions to long-term ambition, to take stock of progress made since Paris (the action), and what to expect in the next 5-15 years (the ambition). The GIFF will discuss short and long-term actions needed to meet the Paris Agreement, such as the NDCs, as well as the SDGs. It will also discuss the role of global actors and international institutions to unlock green finance at the global level in support of low-carbon pathways, as well as key priorities for national governments and domestic policy makers to develop investment-grade domestic policy frameworks to mobilise green infrastructure investment.
2. Opportunities for green investment: better planning and mobilisation. The GIFF will discuss key issues related to designing, developing and delivering pipelines of green infrastructure projects, in support of national low-carbon plans such as the NDCs. It will also discuss the potential need to move away from a project-based approach towards programmatic or more holistic approaches. It will also discuss key opportunities and challenges for unlocking financing for innovation in green technologies. The GIFF will also explore the role of institutions and interventions to de-risk and mobilise investment in green projects.
3. Driving the low-carbon transition through a sustainable financial system. The GIFF will discuss key issues to ensure the financial system can deliver the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, e.g. related to macro-economic issues of financial stability, systemic risks, accounting rules, fiduciary duty and climate disclosure. The discussions will build on key initiatives such as the FSB Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance. The GIFF will also discuss barriers at micro-level to mainstreaming climate disclosure in portfolio asset allocation and risk management of institutional investors and asset managers, drawing on relevant OECD work.
4. Channels for green finance and investment, including: key approaches for funding green projects in cities; the role green bonds; investment and financing platforms to channel institutional investment to green infrastructure in developing and emerging economies, such as blended finance; and financing for adaptation.
The agenda will be circulated in due course.
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