Climate change is transforming the global economy. It is one
of the biggest challenges facing governments, businesses and those working in
development. While public policy changes are important, the private sector will
play a critical role in tackling and adapting to climate change; UNFCC estimates
that 80% of the investment needed to address climate change will come from the
private sector. This creates opportunity for companies providing climate change
solutions and for investors funding the climate business sector.
The FT/IFC Investing in Climate Business Forum focused on the opportunities for climate business related investment in emerging
Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North
Africa (EMENA). Bringing together high level participants from investment,
politics, business and development, it explored the needs of the region and
identified opportunities for investment and growth. The Forum helped investors to identify opportunities in
green energy, clean technology and water, and in countries and sub-regions
within EMENA. Seasoned investors and experts shared insights and lessons
learned, and policy-makers explained how they are creating the right
regulatory environment for sustainable business and investment.