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Sustainable finance and investment in industrial decarbonisation [Event postponed]


Sustainable finance and investment in industrial decarbonisation [Event postponed]

CEPS/EY event


Europe’s transformation into a climate-neutral continent requires an unprecedented mobilisation of finance and investment. Creating the right conditions for this mobilisation remains a key policy challenge for the EU, despite significant turmoil in the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment. Inflation is high for the first time since climate policy became a top political priority, affecting the micro-economic environment and key drivers…

Meanwhile, some climate policies are being reframed in the context of energy security. The implications for the energy and net-zero transition may be profound. The negotiations for the Fit-for-55 package are already marked by new political realities.

A specific challenge is the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries. Heavy industrial clusters are often located in maritime port areas, bringing together several industrial and logistical value chains. In a net-zero world, low-carbon infrastructure for carbon capture and storage and hydrogen, along with large-scale renewable electricity generation will have to be deployed.

What are the financing and business/investment models that can bring about this transformation of industrial port clusters?

In this meeting, CEPS and EY will discuss how green finance can support investment in the climate neutral economy against a volatile macroeconomic backdrop. Specifically, the meeting will focus on the decarbonisation challenges faced by industrial ports, and the policy environment that can support the uptake of climate neutral investments.

We will discuss the impact of recent global developments on capital costs; the interaction between financial and regulatory (climate) policy frameworks; the role of equity, debt, and public finance and its availability in the near future; as well as how low-carbon market perspectives affect bankability and investment decisions.

The event is postponed until early 2023. We will communicate the new date shortly

Event organised jointly with:

Milan Elkerbout Milan Elkerbout
Milan Elkerbout

Research Fellow and Head of the climate policy programme

Speakers list
Julie Teigland

EY EMEIA Managing Partner

Jacques Vandermeiren

CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Rafael Cayuela

Corporate Chief Economist, Global Strategy Director, DOW

Milan Elkerbout (Moderator)

Research Fellow and Head of the climate policy programme, CEPS