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17 September 2021

ADB's Naeeda Crishna Morgado on climate financing in Southeast Asia

Director at Uxolo
Renewable energy, Traditional energy
Infrastructure specialist (innovation and green finance) at the Southeast Asia department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Naeeda Crishna Morgado speaks with Uxolo to discuss their focus on climate financing, their efforts at building green bonds and the need for policy reforms.

Naeeda introduces her role in ADB’s Southeast Asia department (00:48), the bank’s green finance focus and regional green projects (1:30), how governments are scrambling to renew their commitments ahead of COP26 (3:05), ADB’s shifting focus on developing green cities (4:30), the advantage of being a sovereign-backed facility  (6:00), the necessity to provide early-stage support for climate projects (7:15), the challenges of mobilising private capital (9:00), the efforts at building better green bonds in Southeast Asia region (10:30), why COP21 was a game-changer and the hardships of expediting climate negotiations (12:30), need for policy reforms, and pumping money into project developments and renewables (14:37).

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