COP23 – Invitation to official side event – Divestment, Green Investment, Carbon Budgets – 14 Nov 2017, Bonn, Germany

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

Divestment, Green Investment and Carbon Budgets

A one-day conference at COP23 in Bonn

Tuesday 14 November, 10:00 – 17:00

Universitäts Club, Konviktstrasse, Bonn, Germany

The Green Economics Institute provides Supporters and Campaigners from all around the world a unique opportunity to come together and discuss:

  • Divestment from fossil fuels
  • Will the threat of litigation add to ethical considerations to accelerate divestment from fossil fuels?
  • Is Green Investment ready for a major switch in investment patterns?
  • How can Green Investment help move towards more inclusive and equitable societies?
  • What role could common ownership of natural capital play in reining in the activities of the 100 companies that produce over 70% of carbon emissions by charging them for using the natural capital?
  •     What economic and political structures are needed for a carbon budget of 2 tonnes per capita by 2022?
  • How can people manage their own carbon budgets ?


Invited Speakers Include

(To be confirmed)

Agneta Granstroem, (Sweden) MP

Ms. Enkhbayar Shagdar, (Mongolia) ERINA Economic Research Institute for North East Asia, Japan

Dr. Georgy Safonov, (Russia) Director, Center for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Higher School of Economics

Dr. Dipayan Dey, South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE)

Nagi Bedawi ex JPMorgan Director

We reserve the right to update as necessary.

Registration and Bookings


Please email The Conference Manager at [email protected] to discuss your idea and/or to participate in the conference, request a booking form and find out about practical details for the conference

See the attached leaflet for a full list of speakers HERE and further details of the event on our WEBSITE


Proposed Sessions

10 – 11


Setting the scene and asking the questions.

Global carbon budgets and economy

An update on where we are with the carbon budget, what are the economic trends driving emissions.

11 – 12  Panel: Sudden climate flips

What are the implications of sea level rises?

12 – 13  Panel: Divestment, investment, finance for change 

Concentration of responsibility for the vast majority of emissions in the hands of less than 100 companies.

Will litigation for extreme climate damage change the financial scene?

Ending perverse incentives

Financial initiatives to enhance green investment

13 – 14 Lunch

14 – 15 Panel: Rationing carbon

Looking at structures for individual carbon rationing to 2 tonnes per capita by 2020.

15 – 17 Panel: Green investment for a more equitable world?

Will Green investment necessarily bring about fairer societies?