From Antarctica to the Caribbean, Sandra Guzmán has witnessed first-hand the impacts of the climate emergency. The world needs to move fast towards a low carbon and resilient development and this needs to happen in the next 8 years. To do that, we need to decarbonize the financial system. In this Lightning Talk, Sandra will underscore why climate finance is an essential tool to achieving climate action. She will call on everyone, everywhere to engage in this conversation toward transforming the financial system to ensure that present and future investments protect the environment, promote gender equity, and respect human rights.