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India Climate and Development Partners Meet

February 19-21, 2024

World Bank

The India Climate and Development Partners’ Meet is an annual gathering of thought leaders and change makers in the climate sector focused on driving subnational climate action. It aims to foster cross-learning amongst stakeholders and help scale up successful examples. The Partners Meet brings together India’s state governments to reflect upon challenges and new opportunities for greater climate adaptation and resilience, in collaboration with India’s private sector, civil society, and financial institutions. The conference is also attended by representatives from financial institutions, businesses, think tanks, climate start-ups, women, youth and community groups who are pushing for climate action across different domains.

This year, the India Climate and Development Partners’ Meet shall focus on climate financing leadership and innovation, alongside exploring themes like technology in climate action, sustainable cooling, and coastal resilience.


As Goa advances to implement its State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC 2023-2033), adopting a multi-sectoral and blended finance approach will be key to crowding in private capital for large-scale climate smart investments. The Government of Goa's partnership with the World Bank aims to implement a unique sub-national blended finance facility, fostering low-carbon, climate-resilient development. The event seeks to facilitate dialogue on leveraging finance for adaptation, replicating successful state-driven climate solutions, and mainstreaming climate considerations in government investments and budgets.


February 19, 2024 (Monday)  | Venue: Sunset Lawns, Taj Cidade de Goa Heritage, Goa

7:30 pm onwards

Curtain Raiser: Youth Leadership for Climate Action

A fireside chat with sustainability advocates Arushi Sana and Aakash Ranison

Followed by Dinner hosted by the World Bank

Day 1: February 20, 2024 (Tuesday) | Venue: Assembelia 1, Taj Cidade de Goa Horizon, Goa

9:30 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 11:30 am


Inaugural Session and Announcement of the ‘Goa Blended Finance Facility for Climate Resilience

Commencement of the Partners meet by senior members from the Government of Goa and the World Bank group. The session will highlight the vision and significance of the Blended Finance Facility announced at the event.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tea/Coffee Break  

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Leadership in Financing Climate Action in India: Overview of Goa’s Blended Finance Facility for Climate Resilience

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Leadership in Financing Climate Action in India  

The session examines some of the pioneering public and private sector partnerships that have designed innovative financial structures, contributing to accelerated climate action. It will present a big-picture perspective on the pivotal role collaborative capital can play in mobilizing finance for inclusive, green growth.  

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Innovative Financing for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

The session will explore emerging instruments and innovative models for financing climate change adaptation and building resilience. The session will delve into the critical adaptation financing deficit and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the challenges, needs, and way forward.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tea/Coffee Break  

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tech for Good: Transformative Climate Tech Solutions in India and South Asia  

The session brings together pioneering founders and CEOs of climate tech startups who are leveraging technology to drive climate action and sustainability in India and South Asia.

7:00 pm onwards

Cultural Event
Followed by dinner hosted by the Government of Goa

Venue: North Central Lawn, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, Miramar, Panaji

Day 2: February 21, 2024 (Wednesday) | Assembelia 1, Taj Cidade de Goa Horizon, Goa

6:30 am – 8:30 am

Between Land and Sea: A Goan Mangrove Excursion

Hosted by the Government of Goa

10:00 am – 11:15 am  

Community Resilience Narratives

The session will feature experiences and learnings from projects and organisations working on climate change adaptation, resilience, and disaster risk reduction across India.

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Tea/Coffee Break  

11:45 am – 1:00 pm   

Cooling Sustainably: Navigating Challenges and Innovations for a Resilient Future   

The session will feature experts specializing in domains that encapsulate each pivotal aspect of cooling. The speakers will highlight challenges and requirements to address a fundamental pillar of the cooling ecosystem in India.   

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm   

High-level Valedictory Session

4:30 pm onwards   

High Tea

Event Details


What is Blended Finance? - Explained by Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, World Bank