Financing the Future: Insights into Mobilising Climate Finance
We are delighted to welcome Bim Afolami MP for a discussion on the important topic of Climate Finance and how the government and private sector can improve on mobilising, accessing, and delivering climate finance to emerging and frontier markets.
Join us for a discussion with Bim Afolami MP on the important topic of Climate Finance and how government and private sector can improve on mobilising, accessing, and delivering climate finance to emerging and frontier markets. Bim is the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Financial Markets & Services and the Renewable and Sustainable Energy group. In addition, he is also co-Chair and Net Zero Champion for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking.
Whilst COP26 represented a symbolic step forward in the fight against the climate emergency, the shortcomings of the $100 billion pledge for developing countries and the continuing complexity around multilateral policy of climate finance means there is still much to be done. In particular, the role and relationship of public sector vs private sector finance, where private funds and governments continue to struggle to form a clear strategic pathway for the most effective way of delivering climate finance to emerging markets. We look forward to hearing Bim’s thoughts on how both parties can better deliver climate finance and what this ultimately means for UK exporters.
Bim Afolami MP was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Hitchin & Harpenden in 2017 and was re-elected in 2019. Prior to entering Parliament, he spent ten years in the City first as a corporate lawyer at Fresh fields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, then as a Senior Executive at HSBC.