EBRD’s Josué Tanaka to answer questions about sustainable development
2015 is a crucial year for global development, one in which the world’s leaders will take historic decisions about our sustainable future – and how to fund it.
This week’s Third International Conference of Financing for Development in Addis Ababa is only one of several events that will determine how we approach the challenge of funding our vision for the planet.
It will be followed in the autumn by a UN summit in New York which will adopt new Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals agreed at the beginning of this century.
And, at the end of the year, COP21 in Paris will reach a new international agreement on our climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees centigrade.
We at the EBRD have long been pioneers in the field of sustainable energy and its financing and in working with the private sector to achieve real change.
Last year more than a third of our total investments were in the area of sustainable resources. Over the last nine years, we have invested nearly €17bn of our own funds for a total project value of €93bn in the same sphere.
Few people, either at the EBRD or elsewhere, are better equipped to imagine our sustainable future and how to deliver it than Josué Tanaka.
Josué is our Managing Director for, among other things, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change and has been the leading light behind our initiatives in the area of Sustainable Resources for many years.
We are now offering you the chance to ask Josué your questions about the green economy, climate finance and how to scale it up, renewable energy or indeed any aspect of our sustainable future.
Josué will answer the questions later this week and we will publish his responses on social media, on ebrd.com and on video.