The economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic results in additional challenges for the “just transition” in European countries, but also creates new opportunities especially for the CEE region related to the emergence of new low-carbon solutions, as well as an unprecedented redirection of financial flows towards sustainable investments.
Given the urgent need to support stakeholders with the transition process, tools such as ‘Landscapes of domestic climate finance’ can use the tracking of historical financial flows to support the appraisal of the investment gap. This in turn can help support the design of packages for post-crisis recovery.
To address this issue and explore the specificities of the CEE region, WiseEuropa together with I4CE and the NewClimate Institute are organising ‘Climate finance tracking and the design of recovery packages: from global practice to the Polish context’ webinar that will take place on Monday (29.06) at 15:30 (CET). The event is organised within a framework of the project “Landscape of Climate Finance: Promoting debate on climate finance flows in Central Europe” supported by the European Climate Initiative.
The webinar will set the scene with the presentation of the global perspective by analysing the influence of COVID-19 on Paris alignment and what is occurring outside of the CEE region with insights from France. It will then focus on Poland, based on new research on climate finance and investment flows in the energy sector conducted by WiseEuropa. The event is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences between policymakers, experts, business community and civil society to improve assessment and design of domestic climate finance investment environments as well as identify financial tools available to achieve climate policy objectives and foster the transition towards the low-emission economy.
Date: 29th of June 2020
Time: 15:30 – 16:30 CET
15:30 – 15:35 Welcome and tour de zoom by WiseEuropa, I4CE & NewClimate Institute
15:35 – 15:45 Impact of COVID-19 on aligning finance with the Paris Agreement
• Aki Kachi, Climate policy analyst, NewClimate Institute
15:45 – 15:55 Driving economic recovery in France by investing in climate
• Ian Cochran, Program Director – Financial Institutions, I4CE
15:55 – 16:15 Landscape of climate finance in the Polish energy sector – current trends and
• Zofia Wetmańska, Analyst, WiseEuropa
16:15 – 16:30 Q&A session
Below, you can find the presentations slides