Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
October 28-30, 2015
As countries increasingly pursue green growth opportunities in the region, complementing public investment with other sources of finance is taking on renewed importance. Pivoting towards green growth and low-emission development will require ramping up access to and effective deployment of finance, including the use of well-articulated public policies and new financial instruments to leverage private capital and know-how to enable transformation at scale in key sectors.
This regional workshop will bring together approximately 100-150 key stakeholders from responsible government agencies to interact with private sector, development finance, and non-governmental organization representatives, to share experiences about effective ways to accelerate private investment in green growth and low-emission development in agriculture – with focus on crop production and processing. It will also support the development of public-private collaborative actions to mobilize investment along with peer knowledge sharing.
This theme complements earlier regional workshops that the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership has hosted on climate finance readiness, national climate finance strategies, climate finance options, and access to finance, and builds on global and regional momentum to spur private investment in green growth and LEDS.
- Engage and motivate public and private sector stakeholders to better understand key issues and actions to advance LEDS and green growth in the agriculture, with focus on crop production/processing.
- Facilitate exchange of knowledge on tried policies and financial tools that are most effective at mobilizing capital in support of LEDS in agriculture, with focus on crop production/processing, and in particular that engage the private sector to participate robustly and broaden access to capital.
- Offer hands-on skills building and application of knowledge to support the development of measures to achieve this mobilization of capital.
- Expected outputs include: (1) concrete recommendations for how governments can strengthen public policies to create more effective enabling environments for investment, informed by views of private sector stakeholders, (2) joint public-private sector actions that can be taken to accelerate investment (e.g., preferred instruments, new partnerships), and (3) how the Asia LEDS Partnership and LEDS Global Partnership can help advance implementation of these joint actions.