Q&A with Julie Becker, founder of the Luxembourg Green Exchange
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Global Landscapes Forum Luxembourg 2019: As it happened
On 30 November 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum convened in Luxembourg for its fourth annual Investment Case Symposium, this year examining the question: How can we move sustainable land-use financing into the mainstream? Held back-to-back with the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance, the event brought together nearly 500 of the world’s leaders of sustainable finance institutions with politicians, researchers and practitioners – joined by 6,500 more online, and 6.7 million on social media – to ease the process of channeling investment into landscape sustainability projects and supply chains. Discussions focused on the development of cutting-edge financial tools and mechanisms, ways to overcome investment risks, financial needs in landscapes, and new policies being enacted to increase the amount of money going to create sustainable landscapes for the future. The event was co-organized by Luxembourg for Finance and hosted by the Luxembourg Government.
The question is not if we move, but the question is if we are able to move quick enough, if we are able to move together and create the right alliances of the willing — alliances of those people who take a holistic approach in order to integrate sustainability into financing systems and economics.
The current system does not take in and does not fit the work we’re doing today. We need the system to change. Easy to say, harder to do.... the system is not built for this purpose.
Alignment between investors is key. It’s very difficult if you have people looking for money and nothing else and other stakeholders looking for Sustainable Development Goal improvement... We need to find the common ground.
We need efficient use of public money, only where it’s needed and for transition phases. The objective is not to compensate for imperfections or high risks; it is to compensate for the perception of high risk.
Much of the knowledge of how to reinvest is in this room.
We need to change some of the enablers out there, and one of them is banking... We really need to change the regulatory environment of banking on a global scale.
Take a look back on all of the GLF Luxembourg 2019 highlights, from inspiring video addresses to informative presentations
The risks and rewards of mainstreaming sustainable land-use finance
Leaders raise the profile of the niche finance sector at the Global Landscapes Forum’s fourth Investment Case Symposium
Case studies highlight best practices, critical aspects for using private finance in forest and landscape restoration11 Dec 2019
The challenge of achieving land-use transformation at scale27 Nov 2019
Investors are mobilized to protect biodiversity, land and climate26 Nov 2019
In adapting to climate change are vulnerable countries getting the money they need?26 Nov 2019
Opening plenary – GLF Luxembourg 2019
The Opening Plenary, including statement from Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg; Jennifer Pryce, ...
International Climate Finance Accelerator Luxembourg: The Accelerator for climate finance fund managers
Presented by Corinne Molitor, ICFA’s Partner during GLF Luxembourg 2019, ...