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UNEP FI Global Roundtable 22-23 October 2009 Cape Town

The UNEP FI Global Roundtable has set the global agenda for sustainable finance over the years. As it travels across continents, this biennial event attracts hundreds of professionals from the global financial sector and its many stakeholders in the public and private domains, including governments, civil society and academia. EfD/EPRU researchers Kerri Brick, Stephanie Giamporcaro and Martine Visser will assist to this major event.

Amid the global financial and economic crisis, the Cape Town Roundtable has become even more timely and relevant as the financial sector reassesses traditional thinking and practices, and explores the best way towards achieving sustainable financial markets and economies. Moreover, 2009 is a critical year for the world with the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December that will produce a new global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On the road to Copenhagen, the Cape Town Roundtable will help frame discussions on international climate policy that will have resounding impacts on the financial sector and international carbon markets