Climate Finance in Ontario: Can Debt Financing be "Green"?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N, Toronto

by Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Municipalities are crucial stakeholders in climate change. They are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and, due to their higher building and population densities, will also bear the brunt of the economic and social costs imposed by extreme weather events. Can Ontario municipalities rely on debt financing mechanisms to pay for critical mitigation and adaptation projects? Can debt financing be “green”? On June 21, IMFG post-doctoral fellow Gustavo Carvalho will talk about climate financing in Ontario cities, looking at financial instruments and strategies that have been successfully implemented elsewhere, with a focus on green bonds, environmental impact bonds, and green banks.


About the Speaker:

Gustavo Carvalho is IMFG’s Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2017. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, an M.A. in International Relations from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a law degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Space is limited and registration is required.