The building sector exhibits massive untapped potential for climate mitigation and adaptation: buildings accounted for the largest share of energy-related CO2 emissions (38 percent) in 2019. With rising incomes, urbanization, and population growth, the built surface is set to double by 2060. Most new buildings are highly inefficient when it comes to energy consumption. Given the current average lifetime of a building (30 to 80 years), there is an enormous risk of high-carbon lock in.
Currently, we are still fighting to overcome the pandemic that still exists and endangers human health which affects the socio-economic and political state every community. How about our Earth? Is it true that the Earth is healing during pandemic? Or is it also getting "sick?"
APClimateProject presents you a webinar that will discuss about how the pandemic situation affect us, in youth governance, and gender perspective with amazing, and experienced speakers that come from various backgrounds:
1. Wireko Andrew Awuah
This webinar, the first of a series of three dedicated to the Partnership in Action report, will see how countries are integrating climate action into domestic policy, planning, budget, and SDG agendas across government in the COVID-19 era, including using climate action as a basis for economic recovery and involving many varied actions.
This event is the first in a five-part discussion series which will bring together sets of country members, development partners and institutional partners for one-on-one discussions, with the goal of extracting lessons learnt from policies, frameworks, and mechanisms implemented to enable green recovery. This discussion will bring together the expertise of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) to discuss the deployment of special fiscal instruments for green economic recovery.
More than 2 decades ago, the public debate focused largely on how to design a single global market for trading carbon units as the key instrument for addressing global climate change. The argument emphasized that since 1 ton of a greenhouse gas emitted anywhere in the world has the same climate change consequences for everyone, a single global market would be an economically desirable outcome, equalizing incentives to reduce emissions everywhere. Today, this late-1990s dream of a top-down global design seems far away, if not impossible.
This online discussion will:
This webinar will:
- Discuss on green finance opportunities and challenge in Thailand
- Raise awareness of what is green and where to invest
- Promote green bond issuance as a tool to finance green investment in Thailand
Date: Friday, 7th August, 2020
Time: 07:30 London / 13:30 Ho Chi Minh / 14:30 Singapore
- Khun Kosintr Puongsophol, Financial Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank