Session 1 - Jobs & skills transition management: Strengthening green human capital
Session 2 - Green growth and competitiveness
Lunch Time Side Events
13:00 - 14:30 Side Event 2 (Room CC13)
Introducing the Green Finance Platform and the Green Industry Platform
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) will introduce two new knowledge platforms: the Green Industry Platform (GIP), originally an initiative of UNIDO and UN Environment, and the Green Finance Platform (GFP). Building on the successful GGKP model, the new Platforms will work to provide the business and finance communities with relevant guidance, best practices, tools and data to support their sustainability efforts. The event will include a presentation of the new platforms from a user perspective, as well as how new partners focused on green industry and green finance can join this growing network of institutions and experts.
A light lunch will be provided.
Session 3 - Social impacts of the green transition
Day 2: November 28
Social and political support for the transition towards a green and low-carbon future depends on whether its costs and benefits are distributed across society in a fair and transparent manner. There is increasing evidence that poorer neighbourhoods face greater exposure to air pollution and other environmental risks. At the same time, low-income households may be more vulnerable to higher energy or water prices. This session discussed recent evidence on how the consequences of both environmental policies and exposure to pollution vary with household income and with other socio-demographic characteristics. The discussion built on insights, e.g. from energy pricing or subsidy reforms, resource and water pricing and other policies to preserve biodiversity and other natural capital, energy efficiency programs, which may have negative impacts on household budgets or livelihood of communities. The session also examined how green growth policies could also address poverty reduction. How can cities or local authorities promote a more social inclusion and environmental improvements via, for instance, housing or transport policies? Can they help to meet both inclusive and green objectives?
Moderator: Marianne Fay
Chief Economist for Sustainable Development, World Bank
Scene-setting presentation: Ian Parry
Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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