Washington Event "G20 and Green Finance - the Quiet Revolution"

Date: 06 Jan 2016

The UNEP Inquiry is hosting a panel discussion on G20 and Green Finance – the Quiet Revolution  with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.

The event which takes place on the 15th January from 10:00 – 12:30 pm in Washington DC will be the first formal launch in the USA of the Inquiry’s global report, “The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development“. Part of the context of the discussion will be the establishment of a green finance work stream under China’s presidency of the G20, co-Chaired by the People’s Bank of China and the Bank of England, with UNEP in the role of Secretariat, which will be launched on the 25th January 2016 in Beijing.

The US launch will include a presentation of the core Inquiry findings by Simon Zadek, co-Director of the UNEP Inquiry together with a discussion involving an eminent and experienced panel:

  • 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, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

The discussion will be chaired by David Livingston, an associate in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program.
Attendance is by invitation only, which can be secured through early registration, as places are limited.