RFF-CMCC-EIEE Webinar | 8 July, 2020 h. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Massimo Tavoni, Director, RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) and Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative
Ivan Faiella, Senior Economist, Banca d’Italia
Sara Lovisolo, Group Sustainability Manager, London Stock Exchange Group
The COVID-19 crisis can be seen as a wake-up call for our social and financial system to be better prepared for the long-term climate crisis. Today’s financial interventions, while addressing the short-term health and economic urgencies linked to the pandemic, must think about the chronic climate crisis to design a resilient and green recovery. Forgetting of the global climate emergency in such a crucial moment for financial investments would mean to lose the opportunity to reverse the previous pattern, locking us into long-term unsustainable investments and moving the world away from the possibility to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.
Working language: English
Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative
Barbara Buchner is Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative, and Executive Director of its widely renowned Climate Finance program. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world.
Barbara directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, (the Lab) and its sister programs in Brazil and India. The Lab’s public-private approach solicits, shapes, and tests cutting edge climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers hindering alternative energy, adaptation, and land use projects. Instruments from the Lab have mobilized over 2 billion US dollars for sustainable development in developing countries in just five years. She is also the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking. She is on the Advisory Board of the BCFN Foundation, the Evaluation Board of the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund, and a member of the One Planet Lab
Senior Economist at the Bank of Italy
Ivan Faiella is Senior Economist at the Bank of Italy. He is member of the Italian Observatory on Energy Poverty, of the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group, of the Network for Greening the Financial System, of the Committee for the Estimation of Natural Capital and of the Scientific Committee of “Energia”.
His publications are available at www.researchgate.net/profile/Ivan_Faiella.
Group Sustainability Manager, London Stock Exchange Group
Sara Lovisolo is responsible for sustainability management and strategy London Stock Exchange Group. She has been an active member of the Consultative Group of the UN-backed Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative since 2014, and in 2018 joined the Steering Committee of FC4S, the UNEP-supported network of Financial Centers for Sustainability. She is also co-chair of the working group tasked with setting up the government-backed Italian Sustainable Financial Centre, following her involvement in 2016 in the Italian National Dialogue on Sustainable Finance as co-chair of the Capital Markets working group. In June 2018 she was appointed to the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. She has a Masters in Economics from Bocconi University and has co-authored a number of publications on the impact of taxation on the cost of capital. She also has a post-graduate certificate in Applied Anthropology from the University of Milan-Bicocca.
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CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change
RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)