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The New Economy: Aligning Growth, Climate Action and Sustainable Development

Can the Paris Climate Agreement be combined with economic growth? What is the role of financial institutions in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy?

Revolutionary developments in energy, cities, and land use are driving economic growth, while countries are trying to achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Why is it then that, despite the economic benefits of effective climate policy, there is no large-scale climate action?

During his lecture, Manish Bapna will argue that governments could play a larger role in stimulating widespread growth and the implementation of measures by transforming the financial system, creating new business models and increasing investments in infrastructure and innovation.

Program

2:30pm CEST - Welcome, coffee and tea

3:00pm CEST | 9:00am EDT - Lecture Manish Bapna, reflections and discussion

5:00pm CEST - Drinks

PBL Director-General, Professor Hans Mommaas, will be your host, and the lecture will be in English.

Livestream

The event will be livestreamed from 3:00pm CEST | 9:00am EDT at youtube.com/user/pblleefomgeving/live . Online viewers are invited to post questions and comments on the chat box.

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