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CANCELED: Investing in a Sustainable Future in an Age of Disorder and Uncertainty: A Fireside Chat with the Leaders of the European Investment Bank (EIB)


  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Thomas Östros, Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB)


  • Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development (CGD)
  • Mikaela Gavas, Co-Director, Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)

*This event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at CGD soon.

As one of the world’s main financers of climate, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has placed sustainability at the heart of its activities, investing over 70 billion Euros over the past 10 years outside of the EU in creating stability, promoting sustainable growth, and fighting climate change. However, difficulties including conflict in Ukraine, inflation pressures, food and energy crises, and debt concerns are complicating decarbonization efforts. In this conversation at the time of the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, CGD President Masood Ahmed, CGD  Co-Director of Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow Mikaela Gavas, EIB President Werner Hoyer, and EIB Vice-President Thomas Östros will discuss how the EIB and other multilateral development banks can stay on track with climate goals while managing crises and retaining focus on development.

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