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Climate Finance Week

Events Programme

Climate Finance Week

11 - 15 Oct 2021

Event Duration

5 Days

Event Description

Exploring how we can fund both transition and growth, the theme of this year’s fourth Climate Finance Week Ireland is ‘Investing in a Net Zero Future.’ In line with the priorities of the EU’s renewed sustainable finance strategy, as in previous years CFWI21 will also deep dive into the risks and opportunities associated with the broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.


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Climate Finance Week Ireland

An output of the Ireland for Finance annual Action Plan, Climate Finance Week Ireland is now in its fourth year. In 2020, Climate Finance Week attracted over 5,000 virtual attendees; 5.5 million social media impressions; and included the awarding of the Climate Action Award to Mark Carney, COP26 Private Finance Advisor and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England. CFWI is organised by Sustainable Finance Ireland.

About the Ireland for Finance strategy

International Financial Services Strategy 2025 – Ireland for Finance

In April 2019, the Government of Ireland launched Ireland for Finance, its whole-of-Government strategy for the further development of the international financial services sector in Ireland to 2025. The vision of the Strategy is for Ireland to be a top-tier location of choice for specialist international financial services. The Strategy is structured around the following four pillars. Three horizontal priorities apply across the four pillars: regionalisation, sustainable finance, and diversity.

Event Aims/Objectives

Taking place in advance of the key 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 in November, CFWI21 will showcase financial ecosystem best in class activities – how these firms secured leadership buy-in, supported internal sustainable finance talent development, overcame data challenges, and utilised digital technologies to roll out new products, while fully integrating reporting frameworks such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In addition, with so much activity at the policy and regulatory level driving this agenda, updates will be provided on the latest developments.

The renewed focus on the carbon markets will feature, as will the important topics of financing biodiversity and pricing nature. As outlined in the Paris Agreement, a dedicated session on meeting the US$100 billion climate finance commitment will also explore Ireland’s role in realising.

A highlight of CFWI21 is sustainable finance leader AIB’s 5th annual Sustainability conference. Finally, the launch of Ireland’s first Sustainable Finance Roadmap will take place during CFWI21