UNDP roundtable to tackle energy transition financing

July 29, 2022 | 10:06
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On July 29, the "Finance and Governance Accelerators for a Just Energy Transition" roundtable hosted by Vietnam Investment Review in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam will dig into policy options on financial development toward a just energy transition.
UNDP roundtable to tackle energy transition financing
VIR and UNDP will sit down to discuss the shift to a just energy future

This discussion will cover the broader context of development funding, the role of local and international finance, the lessons learned from international experience, and domestic policy ideas that might promote a fair energy transition.

The roundtable will welcome Kanni Wignaraja, UN assistant secretary-general and UNDP regional director for Asia and the Pacific, to deliver a keynote speech on Financing Vietnam’s Transition to Renewable Energy: Beyond the Big Numbers.

"The unifying thread that will run through every session of the conference is the imperative of maintaining a laser focus on equity and inclusion in the design and implementation of policies responding to deeply interrelated crises," said Wignaraja.

UNDP roundtable to tackle energy transition financing

Policymakers and experts in the fields of finance and energy transition will also participate in the discussion to provide policy recommendations and the role of green public development banks in speeding climate action, including:

  • Pham Xuan Hoe, former deputy director, Institute for Banking Strategy and Policy, State Bank of Vietnam
  • Prof. Ulrich Volz and Prof. Thomas Marois, University of London
  • John Rockhold, president, Pacific Rim Investment & Management
  • Michele Wee, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam
  • Diana Barrowclough, senior economist, Barrowclough
  • Pham Nguyen Ngoc Thuong, deputy CEO and CFO, BCG Energy
  • Bui Trung Kien, vice chairman, CME Solar Investments
The conference will be live-streamed in both English and Vietnamese at baodautu.vn, tinnnhanhchungkhoan.vn, and the Facebook pages of the UNDP and VIR.

By Hue Anh

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