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Symposium on integrity in climate finance held with STL participation

The second symposium on supranational responses to corruption was held in May at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The event was co-organized by colleagues from the World Bank, Transparency International and the Green Climate Fund and had the theme of ‘Integrity in Climate Finance and Action’.

STL Visiting Professor Matthew Stephenson served as advisor to the symposium, chaired a session onlinkages between integrity and climate risks and co-led the closing brainstorming session.

STL Professor Stephen Minas participated in a session on the role of multinational frameworks in addressing integrity risks in climate matters, presenting on the contributions of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties to integrity safeguards for climate finance.

The symposium was held under the Chatham House Rule, with the exception of a live-streamed, public session that opened with a keynote address by ProfessorRachel Kyte, Professor of Practice in Climate Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Professor Kyte,who is a former Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Group, spoke of the need to put integrity guardrails in place for climate finance.

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