The report, Climate Finance Law: Legal Readiness for Climate Finance, authored by Dr Megan Bowman and Dr Katrien Steenmans, summarises the findings of the three-day workshop of the same name co-convened by King’s and UN Environment in March 2018. The workshop is part of an ongoing partnership to stimulate collaborations and mutual learning between public and private stakeholders in developing and developed countries for transformational change.
The workshop was structured around:
1. scholarly research on the legal dimensions of climate finance and practical tools for law and policy makers to analyse legal readiness for climate finance, and;
2. the practical experiences of Mexico and Kenya as early-moving countries that have undertaken legal and regulatory initiatives to enable increased public and private climate finance.
Delegates comprised government and parliamentary officials from Kenya, Mexico and the UK, as well as participants from UN bodies, multilateral financial institutions, private consultancies, and academia.
The workshop and report were funded by a 2017 King’s Together Seed Award. The grant team comprises Dr Megan Bowman (Law) and Dr Helen Adams (Geography) as Principal Investigators and Professor Juliane Reinecke (Business) and Dr Katrien Steenmans (Law) as Co-Investigators.