Tuesday, 4 December
Electric Mobility and Development
Hosted by the WB and UTIP, this session presents evidence, viewpoints, and analysis on eMobility programs and explores how governments can design and implement programs that are effective at achieving their intended development aims across climate, economic, and policy dimensions.
Electric Mobility and Development
Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport, World Bank
Carbon Footprinting of Freight Transport Infrastructure Projects
The EBRD commissioned CE Delft and Fraunhofer to develop a methodology and calculation tool for ex-ante assessment of investment projects in the logistics sector. The transition to a low-carbon economy will require financing activity across the markets, as well as monitoring instruments.
Wednesday, 5 December
Circular Economy and SIDS: Building Resilience Through Circularity
The panel will explore ideas of how to accomplish and utilize circularity to advance climate change resilience within small island developing states (SIDS), given the necessary conditions to facilitate a circular economy.
Youth Unstoppable – Accelerating the Global Climate Action Movement
Slater Jewell-Kemker, Filmmaker, “Youth Unstoppable”
Connecting to Accelerate Climate Action: Youth Unstoppable
To accelerate climate action and rollout transformative solutions a global social movement is needed, with young people at the heart of it. The discussion will assess the role of climate communication to reach global audiences and how to align these with raising climate action ambition.
Making Paris Happen: Aligning National Budgets with the Paris Agreement Objectives
Protecting investments from climate-related extreme events and transitioning our economies towards low carbon growth paths requires that we strengthen our budgetary capacity, identify resources for climate action, optimize public resource allocation and unlock private financial flows.
Thursday, 6 December
Supporting the Design of Long-Term Low Carbon Development Strategies
Long-term low carbon development strategies are a crucial policy tool that can help nations achieve the well below 2°C goal by 2050, by helping them consider short-term actions in the context of the long-term transformations required to transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.
Mainstreaming Climate Finance: The Latest Practices of Commercial Banks, MDBs and Climate Funds
This event will feature various support mechanisms and instruments for climate financing and discuss the contexts in which each are best suited. The EBRD will share its experience in supporting market development, readying local banks to provide climate financing, and structuring banks' finance.
Africa Climate Business Plan
Benoit Bosquet, Director of Environment and Natural Resources Group, World Bank
Bob Natifu, Assistant Commissioner, Climate Change Department, Government of Uganda
Kulthoum Omari, Coordinator, Africa Adaptation Initiative
Climate is Water!
Greg Browder, Global Lead, Water Security & Water Resources Management, World Bank
Catalyzing Investments for Resilient Infrastructure: The Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility
This event will introduce the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES), and it will engage speakers from both the public and private sector in a discussion on enhancing investment in climate-resilient and resource-efficient infrastructure development in Africa.
The Cities of Tomorrow: How Multilateral Organizations Support Low Carbon City Development
The event will share case studies and best practices on how multilateral organizations can work closely with local governments to promote green, competitive, inclusive, resilient, and livable cities. Co-hosts ICLEI and ISC will share their experiences and lessons.
Friday, 7 December
IFC Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: A private dialogue on the findings of the report and new opportunities
On Nov. 29, IFC launched its climate flagship report—Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities—the fourth in the IFC Climate Investment Opportunities series. This invitation-only event will focus on the findings of the report, including potential investment opportunities in select cities and sectors.
All Hands on Deck: Mobilizing Capital for Investment in Urban Resilience in Africa
This event will discuss the barriers that lead to high transaction costs for investment in urban infrastructure projects.
What Are the ‘Green’ Investment Opportunities in Cities in Emerging Markets?
Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business, IFC
Hilen Meirovich, Head of Climate, Advisory Services Team, IDB Invest
Resilient City Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
Challenges of Private Sector in Financing Renewable Energy Projects in IsDB Member Countries
The session would focus on the challenges facing the private sector in financing renewable energy in developing countries.
MDBs Alignment Approach to the Paris Agreement: Working Together to Catalyse Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development
The event aims to raise awareness about the importance of alignment with the Paris Agreement: how policies and financial systems will have to be aligned to the mitigation/adaptation challenges and to Inform stakeholders about the proactive approach MDBs are taking jointly.
Next Generation of Investors: Momentum for Innovation in the Capital Markets
This panel will discuss how integrating material ESG data into the investment process is about taking a more holistic approach to understanding the environmental and social impact —both positive and negative— that an investment can have on the wider economy.
Saturday, 8 December
Support for Increased Ambition on Low-Carbon Transport and Development
The session would focus on the challenges facing the private sector in financing renewable energy in developing countries especially in IsDB member countries.
Leveraging the Private Sector for Climate Action Understanding a $29.4 Trillion Investment Potential
Hans Peter Lankes, IFC Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC
Climate Change Impacts on Health and Climate Resilient Health Care in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This interactive forum will share insights and experience, and discuss challenges and opportunities in climate change adaptation in the health sector; highlight connections with other sectors; identify needs and investments; and raise awareness on climate change impacts on human health.
Climate Action in LAC
Amal-Lee Amin, Chief of the Climate Change Division, IDB
Raul Delgado, Climate Change and NDC Invest Lead Specialist, IDB
Report Launch: Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing
George Marshall, Co-Founder and Director of Projects, Climate Outreach
Darragh Conway, Senior Legal Consultant, Climate Focus
Launch of the Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing
Join us for this event where the authors will outline the key findings of the Guide and the key steps to designing and implementing effective carbon pricing communication strategies. The Guide is released by the Partnership for Market Readiness and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
Creating Supply, Demand, and the Tools Needed for Robust Article 6 Transfers
The event will highlight topics emphasizing role of MDBs in the Art 6 market development, and the ability to include the private sector
Disaster and Climate Change Risk Assessment and Resilience Opportunities in Projects
The Paris Agreement calls for increasing countries’ ability to manage climate impacts, build resilience, and make finance flows consistent with low-carbon, climate-resilient development. This session will present the IDB and ADB approaches, and showcase how countries can benefit from them.