Workshop: "Sustainable investments in the Mediterranean and the role of public & private actors"

Date: 19 June 2018
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Finance Watch, Rue Ducale 67 b3, 1000 Brussels

Finance Watch, IEMed and eco-union have the pleasure to invite you to the workshop

"Sustainable investments in the Mediterranean and the role of public & private actors"

Including a focus on Conservation Finance

Tuesday 19th June 2018
14:00 - 17:00
Followed by a drink
(We have moved. Our new address: Rue Ducale 67 b3, 1000 Brussels)


Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

The growing momentum around Sustainable Finance in Europe – now structured around the European Commission’s Action Plan on “Financing Sustainable Growth” – often focuses on large economies in Western and Northern Europe and how private finance should be a driving force. What are the priorities for green investments in the Mediterranean? What are the specificities of its green finance ecosystem? What are the most promising opportunities for scaling up? What is the role of regional and global public and private actors, including Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), the European Commission and commercial banks?
At a workshop co-hosted with Finance Watch, eco-union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) will present their new report Green Finance in the Mediterranean which explores some of these questions. We will have an opportunity to discuss some of the initiatives that are going on to promote green investment in the Mediterranean, in areas such as renewable energy, coastal preservation, clean water and sustainable agriculture. We will also review the way Multilateral Development Banks and private banks operate in the region, particularly their role in covering specific risks such as transfer and political risks.



  • 13:30 – 14:00: registration and coffee
  • 14:00 – 14:15: welcome

  • 14:15 – 14:45: presentation of the main study outcomes

  • 14:45 – 15:00: opportunities for conservation finance in the Mediterranean

  • 15:00 – 15:15: European Investment Bank (EIB) approaches and instruments to finance nature. Examples in a Mediterranean context.

  • 15:15-15:30: Macro considerations on North/South investments
  • 15:30-17:00: Debate and discussion with the participants
  • 17:00: Drink



 European Institute of the Mediterranean

The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), founded in 1989, is a  public consortium comprising the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Catalan Government and Barcelona City Council. It fosters discussion and debate seeking to encourage actions and projects contributing to mutual understanding, exchanges and cooperation between different Mediterranean countries, societies and cultures.

eco-union is a citizen Think and Do Tank based in Barcelona and working to accelerate the transition of the Mediterranean region towards environmental sustainability, with a focus on green cities, clean mobility, responsible tourism, renewable energy and blue/green economy.

Finance Watch
Finance Watch is an independent non-profit Members’ association set up in 2011 to strengthen the voice of society in the reform of financial regulation by conducting advocacy and presenting public interest arguments to lawmakers and citizens.


Due to the limited capacity of the room (around 40 seats) and the participative methodology aiming to promote exchanges and dialogue, interest to participate need to be registered before 15th of June (COB).


Policy makers, experts, consultants, decision-makers from public and private sector  working on the field of green economy, sustainable finance, climate finance, MDBs, Mediterranean economic and environmental affairs, commercial and investment banking.

With the support of