Investment and climate change
Climate change is a systemic risk for the world and the need for investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation is enormous.
The UNCTAD World Investment Report 2022: International Tax Reforms and Sustainable Investment shows that investment in climate change mitigation, particularly in renewable energy, is booming but most of it remains in developed economies and adaptation investment continues to lag well behind.
In the current context, this is particularly worrying as emerging indicators tend to point to a possible setback in the energy transition, with increased fossil fuel production in countries previously committed to reducing emissions.
Responding to the renewed call made by member States at the fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (TD/541/Add.2, paragraph 127 (ll)), the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development will identify and discuss best practice investment policies that can contribute to the attainment of the climate and environmental goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Experts are encouraged to prepare and submit brief papers (maximum 10 pages) related to their studies, findings and/or national experiences.
These papers will be made available at the meeting in the form and language in which they are received.
TopicInvestment Enterprise development Science, technology and innovation
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Enquiries concerning substantive issues:
Ms. Amelia U. Santos-Paulino
T.: 41 22 917 5521