The Special Session ‘Climate Action in Times of Debt Distress’ at the Third Annual Conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment examined the options for debt rescheduling that will allow for people centred investments that address climate change and inequality by leaving fossil fuels in the ground. Several co-chairs of the initiative presented insights into the issue.
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London (chair)
Jean-Paul Adam, Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Shamshad Akhtar, Chair of the Board of DirectorsatKarandaaz Pakistan& Member of the of Global Advisory Board, SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Program Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University
Romina Picolotti, President of the Center for Human Rights and Environment&Climate Change Senior AdvisorattheInstitute for Governance and Sustainable Development