This webinar between the AIIB and the representatives of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and academia was held. Underpinned by recent analysis and research conducted by environmental institutions on opportunities and challenges for MDBs to be aligning with climate targets and regarding actions been taken, or committed to be taken by the AIIB, invited experts from climate, environmental and social sectors to respectively shared their related analysis, concerns and future plans. During the webinar, experts from the AIIB expressed the bank’s openness and welcomeness to civil society organization. Meanwhile, the participants reached common consensus of interests in having further and more in-depth dialogue and expand further engagement with the Bank.
On November 21, 2017, “2017 Training on Compliance Mechanism for Financial Institutions in Overseas Environmental and Social Risk Management” was successfully concluded in Beijing. The one-day long training was sponsored by G-Hub, co-organized by the China Banking Regulatory Commission, and was also supported by the Green Finance Committee of China Finance Society. The training attracted a total of 56 guests from a number of Chinese financial institutions including China Development Bank, Export-Import Bank of China, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China.
12th August 2014, NGOs Working Session on Green Finance was been held in Greenovation Hub Beijing Office. 17 specialists from 13 NGOs attended the meeting. Green finance has been one of the main focuses of environmental NGOs. To enhance the communication and strengthen cooperation, GHUB coordinate and organized this discussion.
11th August 2014,“China Coal Consumption Cap Plan and Policy Research Project – Finance Project” is officially launched. As the largest coal consumption country in the world, China is suffering not just multiple domestic pollutions such as haze, but also the carbon emissions reduction pressure from the rest of the world. Finance as one of the most effective means of control, has a long term significance on China total coal consumption control. Greenovation Hub cooperates with People’s Bank of China Financial Research Institute and China Banks Regulatory Commission official launch “Financial Perspectives on a Coal Consumption Cap” project. It aims to develop a deep discussion on reaching the national coal consumption cap via the financial instrument.
The emergence of national development banks from BRICS countries may suggest the rise of potential alternatives to the “Washington consensus” model of economic development. But what, precisely, is the development model being promoted by BRCIS-based national development banks, and will it lead to more sustainability, accountability and stability?