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Building a Sustainable Financial System - The Role of the EU

This High Level Panel will focus on the role of financing in sustainable development in the context of the Commission recent proposals for a Circular Economy and for Capital Markets Union which, amongst others, are relevant for the EU’s role in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and for the upcoming UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 2) in Nairobi in May 2016.

The panel forms part of a series of similar high level events under the “2016 – Year of Green Finance”, led by UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Finance System Initiative.

Registration is now closed. Live Streaming will be available as of 13h00 on 22 March 22nd, to be followed here:

Draft Programme

European Parliament, room P7C050 from 13.00-15.00 on 22.03.2016

13.00-13.30   HIGH-LEVEL ADDRESS

  • Sirpa Pietikaïnen  – President GLOBE EU, MEP (Chair)
  • Frans Timmermans – First Vice - President, European Commission (Video message)
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo  Director-General DG-ENV, EU Commission
  • Achim Steiner – Executive Director, UNEP

13.30-14.20   PANEL DISCUSSION  (Chair: Jo Leinen, Member of European Parliament)

  • Sirpa Pietikaïnen  MEP and President of GLOBE EU
  • Peter Branner – SEB Investment Management (tbc)
  • Ludo Bammens – Director, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.
  • Frank Elderson  Pension regulator and Member of the Executive Board of Dutch National Bank
  • Said El Khadraoui – European Commission (EPSC)
  • Achim Steiner  Executive Director UNEP 

14.20-14.50   Discussion with the audience

14.50- 15.00  Conclusion

Rapporteur: Jorge Nuñez Ferrer, Center of European Policy Studies

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