EIB at the 2019 General Assembly of the United Nations
Supporting EU climate leadership ambitions
- Sep 21, 2019
- Sep 25, 2019
EIB will be present in an array of key events in the margin of UNGA.
Every year, the Member States of the United Nations meet in New York for the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The assembly brings together heads of states and representatives of key institutions to discuss global issues such as development, peace and security, international law and climate change.
Rapidly rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and record levels of emissions have highlighted the need for urgent action to fight climate change. Accordingly, global responses to climate change will be a particularly prominent topic this year.
The European Investment Bank was present at an array of debates at the UNGA. President Hoyer and Vice-Presidents Emma Navarro and Ambroise Fayolle discussed the EIB’s role and ambition to strengthen global efforts to tackle climate change.
Alongside partners, the EIB explored how public finance institutions can better facilitate the flow of private capital into sustainable investments to reach the trillions of dollars needed to build a climate-neutral economy and a more resilient society.
Check out the programme of the events where the EIB participated.