Harnessing climate finance for sustainable development
Tuesday 18 May 2021 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm
About this event
The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity, with the threat to the most vulnerable and exposed populations in developing economies especially acute.
Given the scale of the challenge, climate finance for private sector development is critical to helping these countries, not only mitigate the worst effects of climate change, but also adapt and build resilience against future impacts.
Join us for a conversation with economist and sustainable development expert, Hans Peter Lankes where we look ahead to the pivotal COP26 conference later this year and discuss the role of climate finance in tackling the crisis.
Hans Peter, who until recently was Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development at the International Finance Corporation, will share his insights on how development finance actors. impact investors and policy makers can accelerate action and enable critical climate focussed private sector investment in the countries that need it the most.
Visiting Professor in Practice, The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Director, Climate Change, British International Investment
General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, British International Investment