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Green Talks LIVE - Moving the world economy to net zero: The role of transition finance and planning

‌‌The OECD Green Talks Live webinar series brings experts together to discuss pressing environmental issues. For a global audience, these free webinars are open to the general public and participants are welcome to pose questions during the Q&A segment. Video recordings of our Green Talks are made available online afterwards.

When: Thursday 16 February 2023, 15:00 – 16:00 PM CET | R E G I S T R A T I O N L I N K To meet the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, decarbonisation measures will need to be financed across all sectors of the economy — most importantly in energy-intensive and hard-to-abate sectors in emerging markets and developing economies. As governments and the private sector ramp up their net-zero pledges, grapple with the ongoing energy crisis and face rising inflation, how to achieve those goals is increasingly put into question.

In the midst of these challenges, market actors and jurisdictions have ramped up efforts around transition finance, such as developing taxonomies and guidelines. But transition finance is often criticised for opening the door to greenwashing and risking emission-intensive lock-in. How can we ensure the development of robust corporate transition plans to support credible and meaningful transition investments towards net zero? And how can emission-intensive lock-in and greenwashing be avoided? Join us for a presentation and discussion with experts on transition finance and transition planning, their importance for moving to net-zero pathways in hard-to-abate sectors and emerging markets and developing economies, as well as outstanding challenges in this space. The presentation will draw from the recent report OECD Guidance on Transition Finance: Ensuring Credibility of Corporate Climate Transition Plans, which proposes 10 key elements to help corporates in developing transition plans, financiers to identify credible investment opportunities, and policymakers to develop strong policy frameworks. Agenda

  • Opening: Jo Tyndall, Director, OECD Environment Directorate

  • Introduction: Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director, OECD Environment Directorate

  • Presentation: Elia Trippel and Valentina Bellesi, Green Finance and Investment Team, OECD Environment Directorate


  • Charlotte Gardes-Landolfini, Climate Change, Energy and Financial Stability Expert, IMF

  • Eugene Wong, CEO, Sustainable Finance Institute Asia (SFIA)

  • Kim Wilkinson, Head, Green Finance Unit, HM Treasury

The presentation and discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session with webinar attendees.


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