Climate Bonds CONNECT 2023
Building on last year's success, Climate Bonds CONNECT will once again bring together key decision-makers and top-tier influencers at a series of world-class events in 2023 which will convene in key financial capitals around the world, including London; Hong Kong; New York; and Bogotá.
Through its series of invitation-only in-person Regional conferences and with a mix of a larger online audience at the London Global Conference, Climate Bonds CONNECT continues to be a catalyst in powering the sustainable finance agenda forward.
To meet global climate targets, the world needs to rapidly transition its economies to a green future. For many sectors, especially high carbon emitting sectors, there may be need to fundamentally reshape and transform their strategy.
By establishing standards for high emitting industries like steel and cement, Climate Bonds is providing clarity to investors looking to support credible transitions, as well as demonstrating best practices for producers aiming to decarbonise their industries. The time has come for a rapid, robust, and credible transition to pave the road to a net zero future.
With a focus on transition, and under the theme ‘Ready, Set, Transition’, discussion topics at this year’s Climate Bonds Connect series will centre around facilitating a credible brown to green global transition that is ambitious, inclusive, and aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Highlights from CONNECT'23 Hong Kong
"The reason why everyone in the room is talking about transition is because Asia is going through transition. We should not wait for the perfect Taxonomy to come. There are already existing tools, credible tools like the Climate Bonds Standard, the OECD framework, and the G20 framework. They give you a very good sense of how to structure transition financing instruments together with the public sector or the NDBs to deliver the transition capital for transition activities and transition plans." - Chaoni Huang, Vice President & Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)