By adopting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the United Nations Member States chose a more sustainable path for our planet and our economy. The UN 2030 Agenda has at its core 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are guiding the Member States in preparing for a future that ensures stability, a healthy planet, fair, inclusive and resilient societies and prosperous economies.
Sustainable financing is increasingly playing the role of an enabler that can scale up the progress and development impact toward the SDGs and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. If countries are to foster more coherence and coordinated policymaking in the economy an integrated action across financial systems and actions is necessary as the region is both significantly impacted by climate change and several countries are also major contributors to emissions.
The event serves as a forum for dialogue between policymakers leading INFF processes across the region, engage private sector actors and international partners supporting sustainable financing related initiatives. Through this knowledge exchange event, participants will learn from promising approaches and practices,
compare their different initiatives and identify barriers and opportunities of financing sustainable development, while respecting national and regional contexts.