A conference on ‘Sustainable Green Financing in Sri Lanka’ will be held today from 8:30 a.m. onwards at the Hilton Colombo Residences.
The International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka is organising this event in collaboration with UNESCAP.
The Chief Guest of the event will be State Minister of Money and Capital Market and Estate Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal. The Guest of Honour is Central Bank Deputy Governor T. M. J. Y. P. Fernando.
Ministry of Environment Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe will be the special guest, while United Nations ESCAP Chief of Financing for Development Dr. Tientip Subhanij will deliver the opening remarks of the conference.
The opening session will be moderated by ICCSL Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody and the second session will be moderated by ICCSL Secretary Shanil Fernando.
Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, much attention has been devoted to how to finance these ambitious goals. UNESCAP recently estimated the annual additional investment required in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific at $ 1.5 trillion per year.