Earth Forum 2024: Transition Finance Towards a Net Zero Economy

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Friends of the Earth (HK) is honored to announce its collaboration with the Financial Services Development Council and the China Sustainable Investment Forum to host Earth Forum 2024 on April 22, 2024, with the theme of “Transition Finance Towards a Net Zero Economy”. This flagship event aims to align with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, emphasizing the critical need for sustainable and responsible finance in achieving a net-zero economy. We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt invitation to you to attend this essential event.

 

Financial institutions play a crucial role in allocating capital towards climate-resilient development and facilitating the transition to a net-zero economy. Despite significant growth in green finance over the past decade, investments in high-carbon sectors for transitioning purposes have fallen short due to the lack of common standards and accountability mechanisms. Financial institutions also face mounting pressure from stakeholders and market competition to prioritize lending to environmentally friendly, sustainable, and socially responsible projects, while divesting from industries engaged in carbon-intensive activities. To bridge this gap, transition finance emerged to support the whole-of-economy transition, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), towards lower and net-zero emissions and climate resilience.

 

In Hong Kong, transition finance has been identified by the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group as a priority for 2024 to solidify the city’s position as a leading sustainable finance hub. Integrating transition considerations in the promotion of sustainable finance development will be a key part of the policy strategy.

 

Event Details:

Date: April 22, 2024 (Monday) 2:30pm – 5:00pm HKT

Venue: 35/F, SPD Bank Tower, 1 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Language: English

Format: In-person or Virtual via Zoom

Rundown: https://bit.ly/EarthForumRundown

Flyer: https://bit.ly/efFlyer

 

Registration:

Please register your attendance on or before 16 April, 2024by completing the registration form : https://forms.gle/VEVWkMAFXBPsEGzQ8

 

* Please note that in-person participation is subject to confirmation by the organisers due to venue capacity limitations. 

* Successful registrants (in-person / virtual) will receive a confirmation email on or before 17 April, 2024.

 

Enquiry:

This event is organised by Friends of the Earth (HK) and supported by HKGFA. For enquiries, please contact Feynman O, Communications Manager of Friends of the Earth (HK), at (852) 3841 1500 or feynmano@foe.org.hk.

地点
35/F, SPD Bank Tower, 1 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
日期
2024年 04月 22日
时间
2:30pm - 5:00pm HKT