The European Commission has launched a call for applications for the high-level expert group on scaling up sustainable finance in low- and-middle income countries. Mobilising private finance on top of public resources for a sustainable transition is key to collectively achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement objectives on climate change.
The group will identify the challenges, opportunities and provide evidence-based recommendations the EU can take to scale up sustainable finance in low- and middle- income countries.
The recommendations will inform a dedicated Commission strategy that is scheduled for adoption in 2023. The strategy is part of the EU efforts to address inequalities and foster a green, just and resilient global recovery by mobilising private capital for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
Main features of the high-level expert group
The high-level expert group will consist of senior, highly qualified experts in the area of sustainable finance in low- and middle-income countries, representing from a broad range of actors, for instance investors, asset managers, organisations providing data analyses or methodologies that facilitate sustainable finance, sectorial experts or civil society organisations and academia.
The group will work in 2022. The working language will be English. Applications from experts from low- and middle-income countries are particularly encouraged.
How to apply
Applications, which consist of:
- a cover letter,
- the classification form (annex I of the call),
- the selection criteria form (annex II of the call) and
- a curriculum vitae
need to be submitted before 11 May, 2022 at 18h (Brussels time) to the following mailbox: EC-SUSTAINABLE-FINANCE-LMICS-HLEG@ec.europa.eu
While prospective members need to apply to the call, a selection of international organisations and networks, and development finance institutions will be directly invited by the European Commission as observers.