This EMEA led side event will present the latest investment and financing-based initiatives and regulatory actions to accelerate the sustainable transition and net zero scenario including the European Banking Authority, the European Investment Bank and the Liquidity and Sustainability Facility. It will delve into the public private partnership to accelerate the green transition in Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa and propose innovative financing solutions towards an accelerated transition. In view of the EU’s commitment to climate neutrality by 2050, the heightened challenges of climate change in the Mediterranean and Africa, the European Green Deal and its external dimension in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The event, including two panels, will discuss means to scale up investment and financing to deliver on the climate ambition. The discussion will delve into the important role in supporting the financial sector towards the objectives of transitioning to a more sustainable economy and mitigating risks stemming from climate change and broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Discussions will include private public partnerships in financing the acceleration of sustainable transition and the role of relevant stakeholders. The event will also shed light on the recommendations to the G20 on accelerating the financing of sustainable transition, the UNECA proposal to finance sustainable development in Low and Middle Income Countries and the Banking Stakeholders Statement on for the European Banking Authority.
Moderator: Prof. Rym Ayadi – President and Founder of EMEA
Keynote speaker: Jose Manuel Campa – Chairperson of European Banking Authority
Frank Elderson, Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank
Eila Kreivi, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, European Investment Bank
Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute of International Finance
Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) is a Barcelona-based regional think-tank that serves as a leading independent and innovative policy research institution; a forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa; and promoter of actions and initiatives that fulfil objectives of sustainability, inclusiveness, regional integration and prosperity.