The event, “Greening China’s Financial System”, was co-organised by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the UNEP-Inquiry, and China Carbon Forum (CCF). The panel discussion involved a range of eminent speakers who provided comprehensive and in-depth discussion of green finance in China, as well as internationally. The panel in particular discussed the outcomes of two streams of work on green finance. The first, with a new report titled Greening China’s Financial System, is a joint project between the Development Research Centre of China’s State Council (DRC) and IISD. The second is from a joint Green Finance Task Force co-convened by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and UNEP-Inquiry.
The speakers on the panel discussions presented a good balance of perspectives, approaching the topic from governmental, academic and think-tank viewpoints. This range of views made for a stimulating Q&A session with the audience. For full Executive Summary and Record of Discussion, download PDF: Greening China’s Financial System