12:30 - 16:30 (CET)European Convention Centre Luxembourg (ECCL)4, Place de L'EuropeLuxembourg1499, Luxembourg
The EIB supports and participates to “Stand, Speak and Rise up!”, the international conference on sexual violence in fragile environments that will take place on 26 and 27 March 2019, at the initiative of the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and her Foundation.
The conference aims to expand the scale and impact of existing efforts to support survivors of sexual violence, place them at the heart of the intervention process and to unite fragmented initiatives and scale them for global impact. It is conceived as a platform for discussion and exchange between survivors and key actors from across the international community in the fight against sexual violence in fragile environment.
At the EIB, we believe that investing in fragile environments is an enabler for recovery. We have engaged in a way that protects and upholds human rights, contributes to peacebuilding, and safeguards women, girls and other survivors of sexual violence against the heightened risks they face in such contexts.
The EIB invests in many fragile environments – countries with ongoing violence (like Ukraine or Mali), recovering from a conflict (Sierra Leone or Colombia), welcoming refugees (like Jordan) or at risk of instability (Burundi or Nicaragua).
At the EIB, we believe that investing in fragile environments is an enabler for recovery. We do so in a way that protects and upholds human rights, contributes to peacebuilding, and safeguards women, girls and other survivors of sexual violence against the heightened risks they face in such contexts.
This is one of the reasons why, in April 2018, we signed, with nine other international financial institutions, a joint statement reaffirming our commitment to preventing sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation, both within our institution and in our operations.
Our participation in this high-level conference, is a new way to demonstrate this commitment. EIB Vice-President Alexander Stubb will participate in a fireside chat hosted by HRH the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, together with Atifete Jahjaga (former President of Kosovo) and Clare Hutchinson (NATO Special Envoy). EIB Senior International Press Officer Shirin Wheeler will moderate a workshop on “Innovating Technology and Finance for Good”.
The European Investment Bank is participating in the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021. This year’s summit, hosted by the Netherlands, will convene global leaders and local stakeholders. During the two-day summit, a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda will be launched, setting out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.
The transition to a net-zero economy represents a massive opportunity for capital providers to finance new technologies and invest in the business models of the future. But today, the volume of capital for the transition is well short of what will be needed. What is constraining capital from flowing into transition projects? At a fundamental level, the investments that need to be made are large and risky. This is especially true in emissions-intensive heavy industrial and mobility sectors.
The Eesti Pank and the European Investment Bank are hosting the webinar ‘Investment and Investment Finance in Estonia.’
The webinar will focus on investment needs and priorities for Estoniain times of COVID-19, digitalisation and climate change. It brings together a group of economists, policymakers, as well as representatives from financial institutions and the business community.
After the opening remarks, the results of the EIB Investment survey for Estonia will be presented, followed by a presentation on the results of the Eesti Pank study on investment by firms. A high level panel will follow, focusing on investment dynamics and investment gaps in Estonia.