By virtue of its world-class financial expertise and global reach, London is already amongst the premier venues for the provision of green services. It has also witnessed a number of firsts – from issuance of the first renminbi- and rupee-denominated green bonds to the work of the world-leading Green Investment Bank.

London did not invent the green finance sector, but London can help to internationalise the sector. This will be crucial for governments everywhere to be able to attract the private funds they need in order to meet their environmental commitments.