UNEP FI Workshop on Foreign Direct Investments: ‘Financing Sustainability’

,19-20 June, 2002 | Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia

Overview

Expanding its experience in Economies in Transition, UNEP FI recently co-organized a workshop on, “Foreign Direct Investments: Financing Sustainability”, in Belgrade, FRY. Working closely with the UNEP Post Conflict Assessment Unit (PCAU), the workshop was developed at the request of the Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (SMHEP) and supported by the Government of FRY. The aim of the workshop was to introduce key stakeholders in Serbia and Montenegro to the opportunities and challenges associated with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The workshop highlighted public-private partnership approaches and innovative financing mechanisms supporting FDI in FRY. An understanding was also developed of how to boost capacity within public and private constituencies within FRY to attract the “right kind” of FDI – dynamic, productive investments that respect high environmental and sustainability standards.

Agenda and presentations

Opening Session
  • Mr. Ivan Rasulic, Federal Ministry of International Economic Relations
  • Ms. Andjelka Mihajlov, Ministry for Protection of Natural Resources and Environment
Plenary Session Interactive Session
  • John Kirk, Business Improvement Manager, Severn Trent Plc
  • Joachim Richter, AquaMundo GmbH
  • John Etheridge, CERN
  • Brian Pearce, Forum for the Future
Closing Plenary Session
  • An Overview of the EBRD (PDF: 314 KB)
    Henry Russell, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Paul Clements-Hunt, UNEP Finance Initiatives