On behalf of the British Consulate in New York, we are delighted to invite you to a panel discussion, From Green Recovery to Net Zero: Charting the UK’s Green Finance Journey, on Tuesday, 22 September from 12pm-1pm ET. A zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event.
Climate change and environmental degradation are among the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today, and the UK is committed to tackling them. We were one of the first major economies in the world to legislate for a net zero emissions target, and we have committed to leaving our natural environment in a better condition than we found it. Meeting our objectives and delivering the global transition to a low carbon economy will require unprecedented levels of investment in green and low carbon technologies, services and infrastructure.
Panellists HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance Managing Director and Group Head Zoë Knight, Green Finance Institute Programme Director Emma Harvey, will explore how, facing the COVID-19 economic slowdown, the UK is determined to deliver a green recovery consistent with its climate goals. This conversation will focus on the role Green Finance will play in this recovery, and how Green Finance will be fundamental to both the UK’s Net Zero 2050 goal and its wider COP26 climate agenda.
Introductory remarks by HM Trade Commissioner and New York Consul-General Antony Phillipson.
Moderated by Paul Rennie, Counsellor, Global Issues, British Embassy Washington