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How to reengineer financial markets to deliver on Paris Agreement goals? Insights from the EU
As the European Union is financially preparing itself to deliver on its international environmental commitments, such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, it formed a High Level Group on Sustainable Finance to advise on a deep sustainability reengineering of its financial system. The Group delivered its final recommendations on 31st January 2018 and the EU has pledged to table legislation as early as March this year to address reasons why finance is currently failing sustainability. Reforms across the entire investment chain will include the creation of a European Green Bond standard and label, the clarification of investor duties, the requirement for informed consent of retail investors on sustainability issues, the upgrading of climate risk disclosure rules and mandating European Financial Supervisory Authorities with the promotion of sustainable finance. Caroline will present the Group's main findings, recommendations and plans for regulatory reform of the European financial regulatory framework.

Feb 28, 2018 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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