• | Virtual
  • 25th June 2021 - 25th June 2021

Webinar: Inclusive Green Finance – Challenges and Opportunities

Join InFiNe.lu with AFI (Alliance for Financial Inclusion) for a session about the intersection between climate change and financial inclusion 

25/06/2021 at 10:00 – 11:00 CET 
Location:        Online
Organiser:      InFiNe.lu
Event type:     Conference

 

Policy framework of inclusive green finance, concrete initiatives and current trends in the field will be presented with a focus on emerging economies. The session will highlight the link between digital financial services and inclusive green finance bearing in mind economic recovery from the global pandemic. 

Background on Inclusive Green Finance

While climate change deepens poverty, financial inclusion can build the resilience of individuals, either to a sudden and extreme climate event or the gradual effects of varying rainfall patterns, sea-level rise or saltwater intrusion. Savings, credit, insurance, money transfers and new digital finance channels provide adaptation strategies for climate change impacts.

Financial inclusion can also expand access to green technologies that help mitigate climate change. The cost of these technologies can make them inaccessible to the poor and MSMEs. Supportive financing can help, and central banks and regulators have been adopting a range of policies to expand access to green technologies and include the poor in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

In all of this FinTech plays a key role in advancing and enhancing inclusive green finance and this is an area of interest in the AFI network. Inclusive Green Finance is an evolving area pioneered by AFI Member Institutions implementing policies, regulations and national strategies to mitigate or build resilience to climate change. Inclusive Green Finance also plays a role in the implementation of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Agenda of the session

Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Luxembourg Development Cooperation Strategy on Inclusive Finance and Climate Change
Paul Weber, Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs

Inclusive Green Finance
Johanna Nyman, AFI Head of Inclusive Green Finance

Q & A Session

Conclusion and Final Remarks
Sachin Vankalas, LuxFLAG General Manager and InFiNe.lu Board Member

Find out more about the speakers here

Register before June 24th to contact@infine.lu

The participants are informed that they are likely to appear on photos taken at the event. These may be used in print or digital media published by InFiNe.lu.

 

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