Morning, Tuesday, 6th December 2022
This conference will bring together key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the priorities and next steps for green finance in the UK.
It will be a timely opportunity to discuss the updated Green Finance Strategy from HM Treasury and to consider the way forward for government policy under a new Prime Minister.
We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with Adam Lyons, Head, Green Finance Unit, HM Treasury.
Areas for discussion in the agenda include:
- the updated Green Finance Strategy - developments and implementation
- the UK as an international leader in net-zero finance - regulation - skills development, UK policy and competitive advantages - opportunities for new markets, such as aviation and energy
- regulation - analysis of present frameworks - the role of regulators in enhancing the UK’s attractiveness as a global partner and supporting innovation market and growth
- green finance and place:
- understanding the attributes that attract investment - connecting local projects with finance and other partners - improving the availability of green funds for LAs and communities
- using green finance to benefit local communities and economies - aligning green investment with wider objectives for prosperity, development, and levelling up
- tackling greenwashing - regulatory priorities - the future of sustainability disclosure requirements and ESG reporting - the way forward for transparency and building trust
- nature finance and biodiversity - the green taxonomy - developing private investment, incentives, and new environmental markets - options for regulation, data collection, and governance
- climate risks - priorities for managing and improving resilience
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the BEIS; DAERA, NI; Defra; DfT; Department of Finance, NI; DIT; HM Treasury; and The Scottish Government.