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GRASFI Workshop on Climate Finance in Asia and Australasia

Online Workshop on Climate Finance in Asia and Australasia

Tied to the 3rd GRASFI Conference 2020 

Wednesday 9th (EST 8pm) / Thursday 10th (China Standard Time 8am) of September


Attendance is free and no registration is required.

Simply follow this Zoom link and enter the password: 463308

Download the PDF version of Workshop  Schedule

Context and Call for Papers

Context: Sustainable finance and managing climate risk are becoming two of the most important issues facing investors and financial regulators. The financial risks and opportunities associated with climate change are particularly acute in Asia and Australasia. The region is highly vulnerable to climate change related natural disasters. Further, in meeting the demand of growing populations and economic growth, governments in the region have tended to lag other part of the world.

Workshop: The aim of the workshop is to encourage community building among researchers focused on climate finance in Asia and Australasia. We take a broad definition of climate finance-related topics (see list of topics below) and we welcome submission from a range of methodological approaches (empirical analyses, theoretical, macroeconomic/monetary-environment models, case studies, policy analyses etc.). Papers should have clear relevance to policy or investment practice and utilise Asian and Australasian data or context.

Paper Submission: Submit full paper or a long abstract by Monday 24th of August 2020 to putting ‘Asia GRASFI Workshop – Paper Submission’ in the subject line.

Notification: Accepted papers will be notified on Friday 28th of August.

Publications Opportunities: We have arranged a Special Issue of the Climate Policy journal for this and another event later in the year. Suitable papers will be invited to submit to the Special Issue.

Cost: There is no cost for presenters or those just attending.

Indicative Topics: See the full Call for Papers on Climate Finance and Risk in Asia – GRASFI side event v2 for a list of indicative topics.


Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Director, CEFGroup, University of Otago

Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, University of Oxford

Ulrich Volz, Director SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance, SOAS University of London

Yao Wang, Director, International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), CUFE