December 11th, 2017 – 9AM
Centre Pierre-Mendès France at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance
The Climate Finance Day will be preceded in the morning and at the same venue by the Mainstreaming! event, organized by AFD (Agence Française de Développement) and proposed by the IDFC (International Development Finance Club) and the Climate
Action in Financial Institutions Initiative. This event will focus on the mobilization and integration of climate issues into financial institutions.
The morning event, proposed by the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative and Agence Française de Développement, will be devoted to Mainstreaming!
During COP21, 5 Voluntary Principles were launched for Mainstreaming Climate Action within Financial Institutions. Two years on, how public and private financial actors from the North and South have mainstreamed climate considerations in practice? What headway has been achieved in strategies, climate risk management, financial products and tools, and in terms of transparency and accountability? What are the ambitions for the coming years? How can the initiative help all financial institutions act to make climate change a core business consideration?
In the context of the Climate Summit organized by the French Government on 12 December 2017, this event aims to show that climate mainstreaming by the financial community is possible and encourage new actors to join the movement.