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Panel: Navigating The Green Financing Pathway: Sids And The Road To The Paris Agreement

04 Dec 2023

The Paris Agreement is considered a landmark, legally binding international treaty on climate change. It stipulates that developed countries should take the lead in providing financial assistance to countries that are more vulnerable, and it encourages voluntary contributions by other Parties. This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities Large Ocean Island States (LOIS) face in securing green finance to support sustainability goals, and discuss innovative financing solutions such as green bonds. 

  • What provisions of the Paris Agreement are most relevant to island states?
  • Why should developed countries take the lead in the provision of financial assistance?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities faced by LOIS in securing green finance?
  • What type of innovative financing solutions are available
Mr James Ellsmoor, CEO - Island Innovation
Pepukaye Bardouille, Bridgetown Initiative & Special Advisor on Climate Resilience, Prime Minister’s Office - Government of Barbados
Emma Latham-Jones, Senior Biodiversity Manager - ShareAction
Mr Yuri Soares, Chief Impact Officer - IDB Lab
Mr Tom Bishop, Senior Climate Finance advisor - RTI
Mr Ahmed Waheed, Director - Ministry of Environment and Energy, Government of the Republic of Maldives
Taiji Watanabe, Global Environment Department - Environmental Management and Climate Change Group, Japan international cooperation agency (JICA)