The EBRD and the world’s sustainable future

By EBRD  Press Office
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EBRD’s Josué Tanaka takes part in webchat on green economy and sustainable development

EBRD’s Josué Tanaka takes part in webchat on green economy and sustainable development

The EBRD’s Josué Tanaka has touched on everything from the definition of ‘green economy’ to sustainable urban drainage in a webchat.

Mr Tanaka fielded questions from our audience on a wide range of topics, all loosely connected by the common theme of sustainable development.

You can watch the webchat in full in this video.

The EBRD’s Josué Tanaka in a webchat fielded questions from our audience on a wide range of topics, all loosely connected by the common theme of sustainable development.

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Among the questions he was asked were: how to sustain momentum for investment in water utility efficiency and renewables, whether there was a need for a single standard for measuring climate change impact and what advice he would give Greece.

We asked our audience to send in their questions on the world’s sustainable future via email or social media.

2015 will be a crucial year for global development, with this week’s Third International Conference of Financing for Development in Addis Ababa only the first of several events determining 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.