Friday, Oct 20, 2023
Fireside Chat: Building Climate Resiliency Through Financial Reforms
The frequency and devastation of climate-related disasters in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are growing. The risks of financial instability, food insecurity, and human loss and suffering are increasing and impeding economic growth. While SIDS have contributed the least to global climate change, they are hardest hit by natural disasters. The consequences for their economies and people’s lives are catastrophic.
Part of the solution is accelerating the transition to net zero and sustainable development. Our speakers shared perspectives and insights on effective approaches for governments, policy makers, and financial sector leaders.
Timothy N.J. Antoine, Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank; Board Member, Toronto Centre
Jennifer Elliott, Advisor, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF; Board Member, Toronto Centre
Erin Tansey, Director, Sustainable Inclusive Economies Program, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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