What will it take to shift to a green economy?

25 Jun 2020

Nature is the basis for our existence, for food security and economic activity in general. Yet it faces ever more pressure from human intervention: intensive agriculture and unregulated fishing, deforestation and mining. This trend needs to be halted, which is only possible if the economy becomes “green” and agriculture more sustainable. That, however, requires the right impulses and a lot of capital. The discussion in this session at GLF Bonn 2020 circles around the question of if and how public funds could be used to promote sustainable production patterns. What should incentives look like? Are there effective tools available? Where are possible pain points? Representatives from NGOs, the private and the public sector take a critical look at these and related issues.

Originally titled “Incentives for a green economy: new means to promote sustainable production methods”, this session hosted by KfW aired on June 5th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.

  • KfW Development Bank on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


  • Conny Czymoch

    Independent international moderator and journalist

  • Bernhard Worm

    Senior Policy Advisor, Division Rural Development, Land Rights, Forests and Animal Husbandry, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Elke Mannigel

    Team leader international projects, OroVerde

  • Martha Albir

    Coffee producer, Owner of Finca Bethania in Nicaragua, final borrower of the eco.business Fund

  • Sylvia Wisniwski

    Managing Director, Finance in Motion

  • Yougha von Laer

    Senior Programme Manager Forest and Climate, lead on the Land Use Bankable projects Hub, WWF Germany