Welcome to the Year of Green Finance

Date: 05 Jan 2016

The year of green finance

Following the success of a new global climate agreement at COP21 in Paris, attention is now focusing on practical measures to mobilise the trillions necessary to deliver the transition to a low-carbon, green economy.

This year holds out the promise of being the “year of green finance”. China has established a Green Finance Study Group in the G20 to be co-chaired by the People’s Bank of China and the Bank of England, with UNEP acting as secretariat. Many other countries are driving forward progress at national and global scales.

If you are in London or Washington DC in January we hope you will join us to discuss the findings of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, and the historic opportunities going forward.

January 14th, London

Jointly hosted with the City of London Corporation

Speakers at the event will include:

  •          Jeffrey Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans, Lord Mayor of the City of London
  •          Sir Roger Gifford, former Lord Mayor of the City of London
  •          Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
  •          Ma Jun, Chief Economist, People’s Bank of China
  •          Nick Robins, Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry

To request an invitation please contact  or call 020 7332 1565


January 15th, Washington DC

Jointly hosted with the Carnegie Endowment for Peace

Speakers include:

  • John Lipsky, former first Deputy Managing Director of the IMF (and Inquiry Council member)
  • Michelle Patron, who served as special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama and senior director for energy and climate on the U.S. National Security Council from 2013 to 2015
  • Jay Shambaugh, member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
  • Griffin Thompson, Director of the Office of Electricity and Energy Efficiency at the U.S. Department of State
  • Simon Zadek, co-Director of the UNEP Inquiry

To request an invitation please register here.