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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.

Date: March 15, 2021, 1:00 pm Topic: Green economy

livestream and q&a

Bruegel · Think green act local: the role of the G20 in sustainable infrastructure | 15 March 2021

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

Schedule

Mar 15, 2021

13:00-13:05

Introduction

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

13:05-13:25

Kick off remarks

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

Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow

13:25-14:15

Panel discussion

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

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

Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa, Italy

Adriana Calderon, Climate Change Analyst, Ministry of Environment, Panama

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

Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow

Elly Schlein, Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region

14:15-14:25

Audience Q&A

14:25-14:30

Conclusions and end

Speakers

Amar Bhattacharya

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

Marco Bucci

Mayor of Genoa, Italy

Adriana Calderon

Climate Change Analyst, Ministry of Environment, Panama

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Matthias Helble

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

Elly Schlein

Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region

Niclas Poitiers

Research Fellow

Gelsomina Vigliotti

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

Location & Contact

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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