Thursday, January 31, 2013
Venue: Hong Kong
Amidst economic slowdown in the West and rapid growth at home, Asia is now the new frontline in the battle against global climate change.
The environment is under pressure as a result of industrialisation, urbanisation and a rapidly growing middle class. Efforts to mitigate rising carbon emissions and to adapt to the effects of climate change face serious challenges, calling for effective financing, the right policies and actions by businesses.
To support Asia’s transition to a more sustainable growth path, the Fung Global Institute joins Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and CLP Holdings in extending this agenda to Asia, inviting experts from both sustainability and finance sectors to examine ways of turning effective green financing into reality.
Specifically, what policies and instruments have and have not worked in carrying out sustainability projects, especially those requiring significant investment? What can Asia learn from other economies engaged in a transition to low-carbon growth? What gaps need to be filled in order for the Asian climate finance landscape to take shape?
This full-day roundtable brings together project developers, finance professionals, sustainability experts, and policymakers, to highlight new ways of unlocking the funds necessary for Asia’s transition to a cleaner and greener future.