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Financing a Global Green New Deal: Trade and Development Report 2019

January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


When: Friday, January 31, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: International Development Research Centre, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Hopper Rooms, Ottawa

RSVP: Seating is free but limited, so please register for the event.

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Group of 78 invite you to a dynamic conversation, presenting the key findings from the Trade and Development Report 2019. Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this report calls for bold action in the face of the climate change crisis to finance a Global Green New Deal and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

This event will launch our International Development Week activities and we would be delighted if you would join us.

French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

About the event
This year’s Trade and Development Report suggests that meeting the financing demands of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires rebuilding multilateralism around the idea of a Global Green New Deal, and pursuing a financial future very different from the recent past.

Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD Director of Globalization and Development, will present highlights from the report and the changes needed nationally and internationally to significantly increase resources available for a big investment push into inclusive and sustainable growth.

The following experts will discuss implementation challenges from the perspective of developing countries, low-income populations, gender equality, global governance, and the role of advanced economies in reducing emissions and supporting adaptation in developing countries:

Manfred Bienefeld, vice-chair, Group of 78, Canada
Aaron Shull, managing director, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada
Martha Melesse, program leader, Employment and Growth, IDRC, Canada

Dominique Charron, vice-president, Programs and Partnership, IDRC will moderate the panel.


January 31, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


International Development Research Centre


International Development Research Centre
150 Kent Street, 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room
Ottawa, ON Canada
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