Scaling Up Resilience and Sustainability Financing

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by invitation only
IMF HQ2 Conference Hall 2
1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW (20th St NW)
Washington, D.C. 20431

Co-organized by the Bretton Woods Committee, the International Finance Forum, and the Paulson Institute. Hosted by the IMF. 


The existential climate crisis continues to remain a major long-term challenge. The priority for all nations--and for the world as a whole--is to strengthen our resilience and sustainability in the face of these ongoing and future shocks. It is an effort that demands the full commitment of the public and private sectors as well as international organizations.   

This seminar on climate finance will bring together major policymakers and influencers to offer their perspectives on some of the key contemporary issues facing climate finance today, such as: 
•    How can climate considerations be further embedded in public investment decisions?
•    How can private participation and financing be further leveraged to help make economies more sustainable?
•    How can international organizations work more effectively together to support greater resilience and sustainability for their member countries?

A special feature of the discussion is expected to be how the IMF's new lending facility—the Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST)—can be further supported to provide long-term affordable financing for low- and middle-income countries in building resilience to structural challenges such as climate change. 

Opening Remarks Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF

Panel Speakers
•    Bo Li, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
•    Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairperson & Executive Director, Paulson Institute
•    Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
•    Vera Songwe, Founder and Chair, Liquidity and Sustainability Facility
•    Uzziel Ndagijimana,Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda
•    Kenneth Lay, Senior Managing Director, RockCreek; former Treasurer, World Bank
•    John Lipsky, Vice-Chair, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)