COP26 Side Event

Sustainable Finance for Climate Mitigation

03 Nov 2021
Sustainable Finance

COP26 in Glasgow provides the frame­work for a side event entitled Sus­tainable Finance for Climate Miti­gation. It is orga­nized by the Dia­logue on Climate Eco­nomics, represented by PIK, DIW Berlin and IfW, together with the Ger­man Federal Ministry of Edu­cation and Research (BMBF) in the German pavilion in early November:

The finan­cial sector plays an impor­tant role in the tran­sition towards a net-zero eco­nomy. Mode­rated by Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel (ifo Ins­titute) this panel will present and dis­cuss different policy options for the finan­cial sector at national and inter­national level. Karsten Löffler (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management / Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany) will open with a keynote on the policy options and recommen­dations of the German Sustainable Finance Advisory Council. Sub­sequently, individual aspects of the recommen­dations will be examined from a scientific pers­pective with short keynote speeches: First, reporting and trans­parency regulation to address the need for more standardized and forward-looking climate-related infor­mation. Second, policies that leverage this infor­mation to improve financial risk management. Third, which policies can set incentives to mobilize capital for climate-friendly invest­ments (Dr. Kai Lessmann (PIK), Dr. Franziska Schütze (DIW Berlin), Prof. Dr. Frank Schiemann (University of Hamburg), Christa Clapp (CICERO)). The Side Event in the German Pavilion will be held as an online event.

Please register via to receive a registration number and follow the live stream on wednesday on the conference platform You can join the discussion with our panelists during the event via a Slido-Chat!