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Think green act local: the role of the G20 in sustainable infrastructure

In this workshop, invited guests will discuss priorities and proposals for the Italian G20 Presidency for a green local infrastructure agenda.

Speakers

Maria Demertzis

Macroeconomics, Monetary and Financial Stability, Political Economy

Interim Director

Matthias Helble

Senior Economist, Economic Research Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB),

Niclas Poitiers

International Trade, International Macroeconomics and the Digital Economy

Research fellow

Gelsomina Vigliotti

Director General, International Financial Relations, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy,

Amar Bhattacharya

Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Centre for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution,

livestream and q&a

The case for an ambitious G20 infrastructure agenda has never been stronger: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the need for continued fiscal stimulus during the recovery phase while our economies have to be rewired for a sustainable future.

Local infrastructure will play a crucial role: 70% of the green infrastructure needs for 2030 are in urban areas which are also responsible for around 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, green projects that serve local communities need to be given priority and access to finance for low-carbon projects has to be improved.

In this workshop, invited guests discussed priorities and proposals for the Italian G20 Presidency for a green local infrastructure agenda.

This event was organised in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the G20