Call for applications for the Executive Training Seminar on “Global Quest for Investment Finance for the Low Carbon Economy” (RSCAS, EUI, Italy)

Global Quest for Investment Finance for the Low Carbon Economy

When11 to 12 April 2019

Where? in Florence, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Deadline for applications: 22 March 2019

Climate change is likely to modify significantly patterns of capital investments and constitutes both a risk and an opportunity for investors and financial institutions. The Paris Climate Agreement approved at the COP21 in December 2015 is a cornerstone in climate policy and finance worldwide. To achieve its objective of limiting the rise of global mean temperature to +2°C compared to the preindustrial period, a shift in the allocation of finance flows from carbon-intensive activities to investments compatible with a 2°C pathway will be necessary. A framework aligning the decisions of financial institutions with the long-term climate goals is taking shape, and carbon intensive projects and investments will likely face an increasing risk of being stranded.

Thanks to the involvement of experts that will discuss the most relevant topics in the climate finance field, the Executive Training Seminar aims to demonstrate how changing finance is pivotal to finance change that is required by the Paris Agreement.

More information about the seminar is available here.