Global Sustainability, Climate Change and Finance Policy

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00 AM
South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan Smuts House, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jul 1

Global Sustainability, Climate Change and Finance Policy focuses on innovative methods of regulating resources, including providing for innovative governance arrangements. The growing conversation on reforming sustainable policy that impacts the environment is moving beyond the academic into the realm of practical policy application. The financial system continues to channel investment in to unsustainable development and fails to integrate regulatory and physical risks in to their assessment of value and return on investment. How can South Africa’s experience moving towards a green economy, participating in the G20 and COP discussions, and managing resources inform the global discussion?

Domenico Lombardi will moderate a panel on International Organizations and Global Sustainability.

Olaf Weber will moderate a panel on Transition to a Green Economy – Case Studies.

Event Speakers

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.