Illustration 30 March event on social justice and just transitions

Leveraging Public Development Banks for resilient communities: Towards social justice and just climate transitions

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As climate change disproportionately affects marginalized, poor and vulnerable communities, aggravating inequalities within and between countries, this event will discuss how Public Development Banks can help build a comprehensive social agenda, to support a strong and just transition, while ensuring no one is left behind in moving towards a low-carbon economy. 

Organized by the Finance in Common Coalition for Social Investment (FiCS) with the participation of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), this event will:

•    Advocate for the critical and urgent need to advance social justice – including job creation, skilling, decent work and social protection – as a central pillar to achieve a strong sustainability and climate transition agenda and strong societies;
•    Share the perspectives from clients/beneficiary countries; 
•    Promote concrete, inspiring projects by FiCS members that deliver impactful results toward the social agenda;
•    Underline the need to continue developing research and new data to better measure the social impacts of PDBs’ supported operations, and align more systematically with the Sustainable Development Goals & Paris Agreement.


Gilbert F. Houngbo
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Carlo Monticelli
Governor, Council of Europe Development Bank
Rémy Rioux
AFD CEO and Finance in Common Chairman
Esther Duflo
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences


Anousheh Karvar
Government delegate, France