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What “good” looks like for the 2022 green finance strategy

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30 St Mary Axe, London
30 St Mary Axe, London Photo by Paolo Margari on flickr.
16:00 30 Jun 2022 Online

Watch E3G’s London Climate Action Week event on scaling up investment in net zero and resilience.

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Demand for net zero is growing across the private sector, and the ongoing cost of living crisis has highlighted the pressing need to scale up investment across the UK in clean, green, and cheap energy solutions.  However, leveraging private investment for net zero will require a package of clear market signals and strategic public investment in critical sectors such as the Built Environment and Nature.

At COP26, the Chancellor has committed the UK to becoming the “first ever net zero-aligned global financial centre”. However, despite several positive green financial reforms to date, much still needs to be done to scale up investment in net zero and resilience.  

The Green Finance Strategy, expected at the end of 2022, will be the key opportunity for the UK to lay out its strategy for financing the net zero transition.

This event unpicked what good looks like for the Green Finance Strategy, with speakers highlighting key opportunities and recommendations for further policy reforms required to deliver investment for net zero. Speakers also discussed areas where the UK can demonstrate ambition and highlight opportunities to encourage international replication.

Panelists

  • Franklin Steves – Senior Policy Advisor at E3G
  • Karen Ellis – Director of Sustainable Economy at WWF
  • Patrick Arber – Head of International Government Engagement at Aviva
  • Moderated by Heather McKay, Policy Advisor, E3G

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