On 9 May 2023, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and staff of the IMF legal Department hosted a seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change.
Yan Liu, Deputy General Counsel of IMF and Alessandro Gullo, Assistant General Counsel of the IMF, together with Professor Rosa M. Lastra, Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law (CCLS, Queen Mary) held meetings first at the Bank of England and then at CCLS with officials from the Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and HM Treasury to discuss crypto-assets and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and climate change and sustainability. Those participating in the seminar were:
The seminar took place under Chatham House Rules to create a trusted environment to understand and resolve complex problems. The guiding spirit of the seminar was to share information among institutional parties and academics, and to further understand common trends in cryptocurrencies and CBDCs as well as in climate change and sustainable related policy issues both at domestic level in the UK, and internationally.
Some other scholars and post-graduate students and alumni of CCLS – Queen Mary University of London were also in attendance.