GreenInvest Platform: Workshop on Green Financial Technology and Green Foreign Direct Investment, Berlin, 30-31 May 2017

United Nations Environment Programme (2017)

GreenInvest aims to become the G20 platform for promoting policy dialogue, leadership and public-private initiatives with and for developing countries in advancing the mobilization and mainstreaming of green finance in the context of broader sustainable development objectives. The global economy will need to be fundamentally reoriented and redeployed in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the commitments under the Paris Agreement, and the G20 plays a key role in shaping the international financial rules. GreenInvest therefore seeks to organize and structure developing country inputs to the G20 processes and other international forums: i) The first GreenInvest event – the Singapore consultation in January 2017 – formulated inputs to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures; ii) The second GreenInvest event – the Berlin workshop in May 2017 – aimed to foster dialogue between G20 countries, non-G20 developing countries and the private sector. This report summarizes the Berlin workshop discussions. It includes key insights and action points that chart a possible course forward on these issues for the G20 and developing countries. Fuller summaries of the workshop’s presentations, panel discussions and breakout groups can be found in the appendices.

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