In light of the growing awereness about the interlinkages between climate, environmental and financial challenges, the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB) and the Corvinus University of Budapest are jointly organising the Central European Scientific Conference on Green Finance and Sustainable Development.
The conference aims to provide researchers, academics, policy makers and professionals with a valuable forum for the discussion of ideas and questions related to the main theme, ie. Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy. The sustainability issues of our time, notably climate change, present a major new challenge for all spheres of the economy, including the financial sector. In recent years, the financial toolbox to address the risks associated with environmental problems and to step up the contribution of the financial sector to the transition to a more sustainable, low carbon economy has undergone rapid development. As a result, there is a growing need for scientific studies to assess the effectiveness of these tools and to help identify innovative ways forward.
The conference will take place subsequent to the Central European Green Finance Conference, organized by the National Bank of Hungary, fully online, with 27 presentations in 6 thematic sessions. Keynotes will be presented by Prof. Nick Robins of the Grantham Research Institute, London, UK and Dr. Ulrich Volz of SOAS, University of London. The final program and further details of the conference can be found on the conference webpage.
The conference will be held on the 13th of October.