SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

London Climate Action Week: How Should Central Banks Respond to the Impending Climate Crisis?

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Date: 1 July 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 1 July 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SALT

Type of Event: Lecture

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A London Climate Action Week event jointly organised by Climate Bonds Initiative and the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance.

The Fridays for Future protests and the Extinction Rebellion have underscored the great urgency in addressing the climate crisis and the inadequacy of the public policy response to climate change to date. Over recent years, a growing number of central banks and financial supervisors have recognised the vital role they need to play in addressing physical and transitional risk that may undermine financial stability. However, some have argued that central banks need to be much bolder and go beyond climate stress testing and promoting climate-related financial disclosure. In this panel, leading central bankers and thinkers will discuss the role of central banks in greening the financial system and fostering a low-carbon transition. The discussion will address the room current mandates provide central banks for tackling the climate challenge, whether the urgency of the situation would require an extension of mandates, and tools that could and should be employed.

Please register on eventbrite, if you would like to attend the event.

Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

  • Ulrich Volz, Founding Director, SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance
  • Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy and Government, Climate Bonds Initiative

Panel Discussion

  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative (Moderator)
  • Theresa Löber, Head of Climate Strategy, Bank of England
  • Daniela Gabor, Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance, University of West of England
  • Farhana Yamin, Climate Change Lawyer & Extinction Rebellion Activist
  • Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy and Government, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Ulrich Volz, Founding Director, SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance

Organiser: Ulrich Volz

Contact email: uv1@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4721