Study and Information Program

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE IN GERMANY, THE EU AND THE ARAB WORLD

STUDY AND DIALOGUE PROGRAM FOR EXPERTS FROM THE MENA REGION

Within the framework of the proposed dialogue program, experts from both, private and public sector, science and civil society from the MENA region will learn about current developments and perspectives in the field of Sustainable Finance in Germany and at European level. The main objective is to discuss the political framework for Sustainable Finance and to highlight how appropriate investments in the countries of the region can be facilitated. In addition, possible cooperation opportunities between the participants and German/European stakeholders will be identified.

Details

The study and dialogue program is organised in cooperation with the KAS Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa and the team for interior programs of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin.

The Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa has a strong focus on sustainable use of resources (energy, water, etc.). In this context, Sustainable Finance is an innovative approach to international climate, development and economic policies, which plays an important role in the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. As part of a strategy to promote green economic growth, public and private investment will have to consider possible benefits for the environment and society. Low-carbon and resource-efficient economies, as well as potential adaptation to the impacts of climate change, have to be at the forefront of sustainable development.

Many countries in the region are still subsidizing the use of fossil fuels, even though there is an urgent need of investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Thus, on the one hand, the financial system needs to be adapted to implement sustainable investment through suitable projects and, on the other hand, private capital must be acquired in addition to government sources in order to finance a more sustainable economy and way of life.

This, in turn, can only be generated in an environment that promotes Sustainable Finance. For instance, the rule of law and related policy frameworks can facilitate sustainable investment decisions. In addition, governments could promote sustainable finance by strengthening other related policy frameworks, most of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

Although the MENA region is already seeing an increasing shift towards Sustainable Finance, the existing potential must be exploited and expanded even more. In view of the declining availability of resources in the region, sustainable development is playing an increasingly important role.

The participants will gain insight into the implementation of Sustainable Finance in Germany and Europe. They expand their knowledge of the implementation of appropriate measures, identify opportunities for cooperation and inform themselves about new approaches to sustainable financing.
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Speakers

  • Ruba Al Zoubi
    • Nouri Alkishriwi
      • Khalid Benhammou
        • Jean Tawile ...
          Contact

          Johannes Hügel

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          Research Coordinator Energy Climate and Environment Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

          johannes.huegel@kas.de +32 2 66931 75 +32 2 66931 62
          Contact

          Sabina Wölkner

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          Head of the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

          sabina.woelkner@kas.de +32 2 66931-77 +32 2 66931-62
          Contact

          Daniela Diegelmann

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          Head of Regional Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa (REMENA)

          Daniela.Diegelmann@kas.de +212 5 37 67 04 13/14 +212 5 37 67 04 15