25/06/2021 at 10:00 - 11:00
Event type: Conference
Policy framework of inclusive green finance, concrete initiatives and current trends in the field will be presented with a focus on emerging economies. The session will highlight the link between digital financial services and inclusive green finance bearing in mind economic recovery from the global pandemic.
Background on Inclusive Green Finance and AFI
While climate change deepens poverty, financial inclusion can build the resilience of individuals, either to a sudden and extreme climate event or the gradual effects of varying rainfall patterns, sea-level rise or saltwater intrusion. Savings, credit, insurance, money transfers and new digital finance channels provide adaptation strategies for climate change impacts.
Financial inclusion can also expand access to green technologies that help mitigate climate change. The cost of these technologies can make them inaccessible to the poor and MSMEs. Supportive financing can help, and central banks and regulators have been adopting a range of policies to expand access to green technologies and include the poor in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
In all of this FinTech plays a key role in advancing and enhancing inclusive green finance and this is an area of interest in the AFI network. Inclusive Green Finance is an evolving area pioneered by AFI Member Institutions implementing policies, regulations and national strategies to mitigate or build resilience to climate change. Inclusive Green Finance also plays a role in the implementation of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Agenda of the session
|Introduction and Welcoming Remarks |
Luxembourg Development Cooperation Strategy on Inclusive Finance and Climate Change
Paul Weber, Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs
|Inclusive Green Finance |
Johanna Nyman, AFI Head of Inclusive Green Finance
|Q & A Session|
|Conclusion and Final Remarks |
Sachin Vankalas, LuxFLAG General Manager and InFiNe.lu Board Member
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About AFI (Alliance for Financial Inclusion)
AFI is the world’s leading organisation on financial inclusion policy and regulation. Currently, 100 member institutions make up the AFI network including central banks, ministries of finance and other financial policymaking or regulatory institutions from 88 developing countries and emerging markets. AFI empowers policymakers to increase the access and usage of quality financial services for the underserved through sustainable and inclusive policies and the effective use of digital technologies. AFI opened the AFI European Representative Office (ERO) in Luxembourg in the Autumn of 2020.
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InFiNe.lu is the Luxembourg platform that brings together public, private and civil society actors involved in inclusive finance. The value of InFiNe.lu lies in the wide range of expertise characterised by the diversity of its members.
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