Senior fellow, Bruegel
Senior Economist, Economic Research Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB),
Director General, International Financial Relations, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy,
Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Centre for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution,
Mayor of Genoa, Italy,
Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region,
Climate Change Analyst, Ministry of Environment, Panama,
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.