The United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation of Jamaica and the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) delivered an Online Training Workshop on “Sustainable Finance and Climate Change Risks and Opportunities” aimed at the Caribbean region on May 26th, 28th and 29th. The training was conducted in English through a series of webinars from 10:00am to 12:00pm UTC-5 time on each day.
30 participants from Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines joined the training webinars.
The objective of the event was to sensitize the key staff of financial institutions on Sustainable Finance and the importance of the negative impacts of climate change on the economy and biodiversity, identifying the most vulnerable sectors in this context. At the same time, it sought to present tools that would allow financial institutions to manage potential physical and transition risks in their business portfolios and consider opportunities.
The workshop was focused on the discussion of the state of art of Sustainable Finance in the world, with special interest in climate risks and opportunities and their trends in the Caribbean. The target audience were financial institutions (FIs) in the aforementioned region.
Workshop funded by GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme.
For further information please contact:
Carolina Yazmín López