Making the money flow: Policy levers and financing vehicles for circular and green economies

Friday 25 January 2019, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore - "Making the money flow: Policy levers and financing vehicles for circular and green economies" is a side event of the third session of Asia Pacific Ministerial Forum, convening Member States to bring an Asia Pacific perspective to discussions at UNEA-4.

The side event, jointly organized by Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and UN Environment Finance Initiative, will explore best practices and raise awareness in the Asia Pacific region about innovative financing and how it is being used to tackle environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production. In particular, it will showcase successful PAGE projects and other initiatives to promote spill-over effect around the region. The side event will also provide opportunities to exchange different policies and enabling conditions already in place to promote the transition to green economy, for example, by mobilizing both public and private finance for infrastructure, technology and productive capacity needed to make economies greener and more circular.

Objectives:

  • To demonstrate how countries in the Asia Pacific region are already mobilising green finance to tackle environmental challenges and promote sustainable consumption and production patterns underpinning the circular and green economy.
  • To encourage further engagement between public policy makers and private finance that create the enabling conditions for a transition to economies that are circular and green.
  • To introduce the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and its activities since its inception and encourage further engagement between PAGE and participating governments in the Asia Pacific region

For more information on the side event, including a full programme and list of speakers download the e-flyer