Climate Change and Global Finance

The third of the North American Three Capitals Webinars

The third instalment of our Three Capitals Webinars series was a conversation with Mark Carney, the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.

More than three-hundred Oxonians and friends of Oxford from around the world came together, to hear Mr Carney’s views and to question him on how the international financial architecture could work for climate action, rather than against it.

This webinar series is joint project of the Oxford University societies in Mexico City, Ottawa, and Washington DC. This event was moderated by our chapter.

Climate change is a notoriously incendiary subject, one at the conjunction of science and politics, where the burdens and benefits of action and inaction are bitterly contested. We are grateful for Mr Carney for offering his views to us, with warmth and thoughtfulness.

Webinar with Mark Carney

A Three Capitals webinar with the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

We are delighted to announce the third instalment of our Three Capitals Webinars series with the Oxford University Societies in Mexico City and Washington DC.

Mark Carney (St Peter’s and Nuffield) will speak to us on “The UN private finance agenda: how to ensure every financial system takes climate change into account”.

Mr Carney currently serves as the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.  Earlier in his career, he served as the Governor of the Bank of Canada, then Governor of the Bank of England.

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Time: 10h00 Ottawa (09h00 Mexico City, 10h00 Washington DC)
Registration: At Zoom Webinars

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time.  Countries everywhere are struggling with competing pressures to address long-term existential climate risks on the one hand, and to meet immediate-term economic imperatives on the other.  Is it possible for markets to internalise the costs of climate change, so economic forces foster climate action?

As always, registration is free, but places are limited, and will be allocated first-come-first-served.