25 May 2015 | Dubai, UAE

At an unprecedented national conference held in Dubai, financial institutions (FIs), financial regulators, Green Economy policy makers and businesses gathered from across the UAE to commence dialogue on motivating the finance sector to become actively involved in the transition to a greener, more sustainable economy in the UAE and globally. The conference – the ‘National Roundtable on Financing and Investing in Green Economy’ – co-hosted by UNEP FI and attended by 70 participants, explored the opportunities and challenges faced by the UAE finance sector in financing and investing in the Green Economy. Read the UNEP FI brochure (English & Arabic). Read the press release. Read the speech by UNEP FI’s acting Head Mr Eric Usher.


Minister of Environment and Water of the UAE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad opening speech Deputy Governor of Central Bank of the UAE, Saeed Abdulla Al Hamez opening speech UNEP Representative of Regional Office of Western Asia, Iyad Abumogli speech Acting Head of UNEP FI Eric Usher Speech Mr. Elliott Harris, ASG and Representative of UNEP Regional office in NY, and Mats Andersson, CEO of AP4 at the session “Sustainable Finance: the Business Imperative” Panel discussion on “Financing Low Carbon Opportunities” in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Panel discussion “Driving the Greening of Industries from the Finance Sector” Audience Minister of UAE MOEW with UNEP ASG Elliott Harris and Director of UNEP NY office and Dr. Iyad Abumoghli ROWA Representative