As part of its innovation series, The Lab’s Ben Broché and Leigh Madeira were invited by the United Nations Development Programme to present on how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact climate finance.
During this one-hour live webinar, Ben and Leigh shared the theory of change behind the Lab, lessons learned and other key points including:
- The importance of climate finance in future sustainable development, especially fin relationship to the COVID crisis
Potential trends, challenges, and key impact areas for climate-related development in a post-COVID world
- The role of blended finance in unlocking investment in challenging sectors, and the role it can play in supporting the transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy
- How the Lab has worked with entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as investors from the pubic, development finance, and private sectors to develop and launch new financial solutions that have channeled billions of dollars into climate development in emerging economies over the past five years
- Case studies from several Lab-backed financial instruments, as well as lessons-learned for the global development sector