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In the UK Green Finance Strategy published on 2nd July 2019 the Government announced that it will be strengthening its training for the public sector by organising a public sector conference on green finance, to take place in October 2019.

 

The UK Government, with support from the University of Oxford and the UK Green Finance Institute, is hosting the first conference focused on green finance and the public sector on the Thursday 17th October 2019 in central London. It will be an opportunity for representatives from central government departments, devolved administrations, local government, regulators, public bodies, UK overseas posts, and officials from key partner governments to come together to explore the role of public policy and the public sector in green finance.

 

The transition to a green financial system means fundamental changes to the way decisions are made across the economy. To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and our wider environmental ambitions, all finance will need to incorporate the financial risks and opportunities presented by climate change and other environmental challenges.

Green finance brings together many of the UK’s strengths. The Government recognises that delivering the systemic changes required to align private financial flows with clean, resilient and environmentally sustainable growth will require collaborative efforts across the public and private sector, and that leadership on green finance will in turn strengthen the competitiveness of the UK financial sector.

 

This conference aimed to co-ordinate efforts on green finance policy across central and local government, showcase work and successes, provide a forum to discuss emerging topics, and provide opportunities for peer learning and exposure to latest practices on green finance.

The conference was primarily targeting public servants working directly and indirectly on green finance-related topics.

 
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Free one-day course on Sustainable Finance 101 from the University of Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

PUBLIC SECTOR GREEN FINANCE SUMMIT 2019

Venue: One Great George St, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

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08:30 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:00
Registration

Introduction and Opening Keynotes

The Telford Lecture Theatre

Dr Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme & Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE, Director, University of Cambridge Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative

Tim Lord, Director, Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

10:00 - 11:15

Plenary I: Greening the Financial System

The Telford Lecture Theatre

Chair: Matt Scott, Head of Green Finance, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Panellists:

Tom Duggan, Deputy Director for the Securities, Markets and Banking team, HM Treasury

Chris Faint, Head of Peer Supervision and Climate Risks, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction

Daniel Klier, Group General Manager and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC plc

11:15 - 11:45

Refreshment Break

Great Hall  

11:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30

Plenary II: Financing Green

The Telford Lecture Theatre

Chair: Tim Lord, Director, Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Panellists:

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, CEO, Green Finance Institute

Nick Mabey, CEO, E3G

Networking Lunch

Great Hall  

Parallel Sessions I

  • Climate science and its implications for the financial sector (BEIS-led)

  • Local natural capital investment (DEFRA-led) 

  • The role of the UK Department for International Trade in promoting the UK’s Green Finance offer (DIT led)

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:15

Refreshment Break

Great Hall  

Parallel Sessions II 

  • The role of financial regulation in supporting a transition to a sustainable economy  (HMT-led)

  • Financing energy efficiency and heat (BEIS led)

  • Local impact investing - Building partnerships between private and public sector to create investment in local places (DCMS-led)

17:15 - 18:00

Close and Closing Keynote

Great Hall

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, CEO, Green Finance Institute

The Rt Hon. The Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change

18:00 - 19:30

Networking Reception

Great Hall

Friday, 18 October 2019

Free one-day course on Sustainable Finance 101 from the University of Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Opened to all public servants working directly or indirectly on green finance-related topics. This includes those working in UK central government departments, devolved administrations, local government, regulators, public bodies, UK overseas posts, and officials from key partner governments.

The registration fee is £295 per person for public servants and includes lunch, coffee/tea, snacks, and a drinks reception. Public servants registered can apply to participate in one of the free one-day Sustainable Finance 101 courses offered by the University of Oxford on Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th October. Details of these are available here.

 

The registration fee for those not in the public sector (e.g. private sector or civil society) is £495 and is for the conference on Thursday 17th October only. It also includes lunch, coffee/tea, snacks, and a drinks reception.

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You will only be registered as a participant of the Public Sector Green Finance Summit 2019. Therefore, we do not use this information for other purposes.
  

  • We will use your personal details only for communication about this conference. Some of your personal information will be shared with an external events management company for the purpose of registration management only

  • We use the University of Oxford's online shop for registration payment

  • The registered (personal) data is moved to the University of Oxford's secure storage environment

  • One month after the conference we will remove all (personal) data of all participants of this conference

 

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The Summit took place at One Great George Street, a Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building built in 1910.

Full address:

1 Great George Street

Westminster, London

 SW1P 3AA