Central banking beyond deforestation and conversion


An upcoming publication by WWF’s Greening Financial Regulation Initiative emphasizes the far-reaching impacts of the financial system on deforestation and conversion and recommends actions for central banks, financial regulators and supervisors to address these.

Join WWF and Environmental Finance to find out what is at stake and discuss why central banks, financial regulators and supervisors must take urgent action and what they can already do.

The webinar will review the fundamentals of deforestation and conversion and main transmission channels; as well as available approaches and tools to start the integration in regulatory and supervisory measures, and in monetary policy.

The webinar panel will discuss the proposed recommendations as well as the challenges and further steps to be taken to address deforestation and conversion in finance.


Carlijn Ginther
Sustainable Finance Officer, De Nederlandsche Bank
David Valente
Head of the Advisory Division on International Financial Regulation, Department·Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)
Michael Hurley (Moderator)
Deputy Editor, Environmental Finance
Pablo Pacheco
Global Forest Lead Scientist, WWF Global Science

Topics of discussion:

Why should central banks, financial and insurance supervisors and regulators integrate deforestation and conversion risks within their regulations and policies?

How are these risks reflected in the financial system?

What are financial institutions already doing to address the specific drivers of deforestation and conversion? How can they best identify, assess, mitigate and disclose deforestation and conversion-related risks?

What regulations and policies are the most effective to mitigate deforestation and conversion risks?

How should the topic of human rights and the impact of deforestation and conversion on indigenous peoples and local communities be integrated and understood?

Where are the gaps in deforestation and conversion-free finance and where can central banks and financial regulators intervene?

How important are complementary policies and engaging with other stakeholders in the implementation and enforcement of regulations and policies?


Register now

Click the link to register for this webinar. This will open a new window

For questions or comments contact: events@fieldgibsonmedia.com