How to build green and inclusive economies to implement the Paris Agreement?

COP23 side event


9 November 2017 | 13:00-14:45 | Meeting Room 11 (100) | Bonn Zone | COP23

There is an unprecedented realisation among decision makers from public and private sector that economic and financial policies and practices must play a far greater role in addressing climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The decisions we make now on investments, infrastructure, measuring economic performances as well as choices about our lifestyles will determine how sustainable, secure and peaceful our lives will be in the future. Our economies must become fit for purpose – they must become green, inclusive and resilient. There is no choice to be made between the economy and jobs on the one hand, and protection of the environment on the other. The two must go hand-in-hand.

The side-event will explore policy innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and the Paris Agreement. It will showcase practical examples of how countries are taking informed decisions on economic and financial policies for achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions.


Concept Note