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CPI events at COP 21

Paris, France, 2015-12-01

Tuesday 1 December

Financing Renewables in India (Government of India)

When: Tuesday 1 December, 11:00 – 13:00
Where: Blue Zone, India Pavilion

This session will discuss financing models for renewable energy projects, related risks, and the perspective of financing institutions. CPI India Director Gireesh Shrimali will discuss the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance, a new initiative endorsed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which will draw on business and government leaders to identify, select, and help implement ideas for instruments that will mitigate risks and drive more investment for clean growth in India.



 

Wednesday 2 December

Financing Resilience and Adaptation: Lessons from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

When: Wednesday 2 December, 12:00-13:30
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Africa Pavilion, Room 2

Having amassed considerable experience with the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, the Climate   Investment Funds (CIF) will share lessons from its resilience portfolio via contributions from a variety of panelists from different countries. These country experiences can help inform the adaptation and resilience discussions taking place at the COP21. CPI Senior Director Dr Barbara Buchner will moderate at this side event where panelists will:

  • Share lessons on the programmatic approach adopted by the CIF, highlighting its relevance to climate finance
  • Showcase successful examples of resilience and adaptation project implementation
  • Discuss engaging the private sector in resilience and adaptation project financing
Launch of Climate Investor One

When: Wednesday 2 December, 15:00 – 17:00
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Netherlands Climate Pavilion

The Dutch development bank FMO will launch the Climate Investor One instrument, one of the winning instruments in last year’s cycle of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. Mr Nanno Kleiterp, CEO of FMO, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mrs Lianne Ploumen will both be present. CPI Senior Director and head of the secretariat of the Global Innovation Lab Barbara Buchner will moderate this event.



 

Friday 4 December

Lima-Paris Action Agenda Session on Private Finance: New projects and initiatives to increase the green finance flows

When: Friday 4 December
Where: Lima-Paris Action Agenda Session

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance will take part in the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, which brings both state and non-state actors together to accelerate cooperative climate action throughout 2015, in Paris in December and well beyond. The Lab will report on its latest progress in the session on “New projects and initiatives to increase the green finance flows” as part of the private finance focus on Friday 4 December. Lab Principal and Secretary of State, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany Jochen Flasbarth will present.

Climate Summit for Local Leaders

When: Friday 4 December
Where: Paris City Hall

The action of local leaders is a critical component of reach limiting global temperature rise. The Climate Summit for Local Leaders will ensure that the efforts and solutions delivered by global cities and local governments are making a difference for the outcome of COP21. It aims to create long lasting momentum for action among international networks of cities, regions, and local governments. CPI Executive Director Tom Heller and CPI Senior Director Dr Barbara Buchner will attend.

Catalysing commitments into action: innovation and scalable solutions in cross-sector collaboration

When: Friday 4 December, 16:45-18:15
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Room 4

In this side event organized by CDP, Climate-KIC, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the South Pole Group, speakers will provide diverse perspectives on how innovative cross-sector collaboration and public-private partnerships can deliver scalable solutions to the challenges of climate change, enabling transition to low-carbon economy. Exploring the synergies between climate-sensitive financial markets, innovation and efficient policy action will be the aim of this session.

Moderator

  • Yvo de Boer, Director-General, GGGI

Speakers

  • Bertrand van Ee, CEO, Climate-KIC
  • Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP
  • Tony Lloyd, Mayor, and Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester

Members of the panel

  • Renat Heuberger, CEO, South Pole Group
  • Chang-mo Sung, President, Green Technology Center – Korea (GTC-K)
  • Barbara Buchner, Senior Director Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

As a panel member, Dr Barbara Buchner will share concrete examples from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and other CPI work of innovative climate action spanning across geographies and sectors, built on knowledge sharing and collaboration and a shared vision of the desired impact.

Publicly Mobilised Private Climate Finance: Implementation and Tracking by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)

When: Friday 4 December, 18:30-20:00
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, EU Pavillion, Room Luxembourg

This side event will explore how tracking of mobilised climate finance works in practice, what impacts are achieved and how the incentives for different parties are set when moving toward the $100 billion commitment. Is asks, what are next steps to increase transparency, accuracy, completeness and efficiency? Presentations by expert panelists will be followed by a discussion:

  • Introduction of the background and decision points – Raphael Jachnik, OECD
  • Presentation of methods and results applied by DFIs – Jochen Harnisch, KfW
  • Presentation of MDB method and results – Nancy Saich, EIB & Carel Cronenberg, EBRD
  • Estimation of indirect mobilisation and its benefits and challenges – Barbara Buchner, CPI
  • Outlook on the broader picture – Michael Westphal, WRI
Key findings of the UNEP Adaptation Finance Gap Update and the UNEP Emissions Gap Report

When: Friday 4 December, 18:30-20:00
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Hall 2b, EU Pavillion, Room Brussels

Framing presentation

  • Anne Olhoff, UNEP-DTU Partnership

Speakers on the adaptation finance gap

  • Florent Baarsch, Climate Analytics
  • Chiara Trabacchi, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Pieter Pauw, German Development Institute

Speakers on the Emissions Gap report

  • Niklas Höhne, New Climate Institute
  • Joeri Rogelj, IIASA
  • Walter Vergara, WRI
  • Denis Sonwa, CIFOR
  • Taryn Fransen, WRI
  • Michel den Elzen, PBL

Moderator

  • John Christensen, Director UNEP DTU Partnership


 

Saturday 5 December

The Adaptation Finance Gap – An Update

A Joint UNFCCC and UNEP Side Event
When: Saturday 5 December, 13:15–14:45
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Room 1

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNFCCC Secretariat will host this event in order to present findings from the Adaptation Finance Gap Update, produced by a UNEP and UNEP DTU Partnership. This Update brings together key findings on from the 2014 Adaptation Gap Report with preliminary findings from ongoing work focussed on adaptation finance gaps. The update also draws on insights from the adaptation component of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by countries and synthesised by the UNFCCC secretariat. As of 13 November, 134 INDCs, covering 161 countries, had been submitted. More than 80 per cent of these include components on adaptation, forming a new basis for discussing and agreeing on ways forward to enhance global, national and local action on climate change adaptation and address adaptation gaps.
The presentations of the update and key findings from the INDCs will be followed by a panel discussion on national and international priorities, and ways forward to effectively and efficiently addressing adaptation under a new global agreement on climate change. Dr Barbara Buchner will take part in a panel discussion.

Presentation of update findings

  • Anne Olhoff, UNEP-DTU Partnership

Panel speakers

  • Dr Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Pieter Pauw, German Development Institute
  • Florent Baarsch, Climate Analytics
  • John Kekana Maesela, International Climate Change Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa (tbc)
  • Madeleine Diouf, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal
  • Namgyel Thinley, Climate Change Division, Nati onal Environment Commission, Bhutan (tbc)

Moderator

  • Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP


 

Monday 7 December

 

Financing Mitigation: how to get to an equitable global financing regime?, co-organised with France Stratégie.

When: Monday 7 December, 13:00-14:15
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Espace Génération Climat, Le Bourget Salle 1

The session will be moderated by Professor Carlo Carraro (FEEM Scientific Director and Co-Chair of IPCC WG III), and will include the following speakers:

  • Niale Kaba, Economics and Finance Minister, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dr Barbara Büchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Sustainable Land Use in Brazil

When: Monday 7 December 2015, 16.00–18.00
Where: Maison de l’Amérique Latine, 217 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

Apex-Brazil, Business France, Brazilian Coalition for Climate, Forestry and Agriculture, Brazilian Rural Society, Climate Policy Initiative and Sugarcane Industry Association have the pleasure to invite you to a panel debate on “Sustainable Land Use in Brazil”. Support is provided by Crédit Agricole and the Brazilian Embassy. Guest speakers are:

  • Marcello Britto, CEO Agopalma and Director of Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG)
  • Roberto Waack, CEO of Amata, President of the WWF Brazilian Council, Coordinator of the Brazilian Coalition for Climate, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Thomas Heller, Executive Director of Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
  • Francisco Beduschi, Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (GTPS)
  • Pedro Taques, Governor of Mato Grosso State
  • Gustavo Diniz Junqueira, President of Brazilian Rural Society (SRB)
  • Elisabeth Farina, Sugarcane Industry Association (ÚNICA)
  • Rachel Biderman, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Emerging Solutions to Drive Private Investment in Climate Resilience

When: Monday 7 December, 16.30-18.00
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Green Zone, Climate Generations area, Room 3

Organized by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), this event aims to engage participating investors, policymakers and practitioners in an active discussion on approaches and tools for stimulating businesses and financiers’ response to the downside risks and upside opportunities of climate change. The event builds on a recent CPI study and a previous workshop on the topic and aims to engage investors, policymakers and practitioners in an active panel discussion on approaches and tools aimed at stimulating businesses’ and financiers response to the downside risks and upside opportunities of climate change. Dr Barbara Buchner will chair the panel discussion which will feature:

  • Lorenzo Bernasconi, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Carel Cronenberg, Principal MRV Manager, EBRD
  • Mafalda Duarte, Manager, Climate Investment Funds
  • Julia Kochetygova, Senior Director, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Ulrik Ross, Global Head of Public Sector and Sustainability Finance, HSBC
  • Karsten Loeffler, Managing Director, Allianz Climate Solutions
  • Valerie Smith, Director Corporate Sustainability, Citi Group

The event is free to attend. Please confirm your participation by clicking here and filling out the form by latest December 5th.



 

Tuesday 8 December

Growth, the Driver of Climate Change Action

When: Tuesday 8 December, 16:45-18:15
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Observer Room 10

This side event from Climate Policy Initiative and Brookings will explore how infrastructure investment and more efficient land use can support both growth and climate change activities. Speakers include Izabella Teixeira, Brazilian Minister of the Environment, Nick Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute, LSE, Thomas Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative and Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. CPI and Brooking will present new analysis on infrastructure investment in emerging economies. CPI Senior Director Dr Barbara Buchner will moderate.



 

Wednesday 9 December

Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

When: Wednesday 9 December, 11:00 – 12:30
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Climate Action Arena (also known as Press Conference Room 1)
This event will explore how innovation is playing a key role in unlocking financial resources resulting in greater institutional capacity to fund activities that promote low-carbon growth and highly resilient communities. Dr Barbara Buchner will speak at the opening high-level segment featuring a thought leadership discussion. This will be followed by a showcase of on-the-ground examples of climate solutions that use innovative financing mechanisms.

Moderator:

  • Dominic Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Speakers:

  • Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (TBC)
  • Marco Krapels, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Global Markets, Solar City
  • Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Investors
  • Tessa Tennant, Founder, Call to Action on Climate Finance

Wednesday 9 December

Climate Change and Climate Finance Mechanisms

When: Wednesday 9 December, 09:30 – 12:30
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, China Pavilion

The side event will include relevant academics and experts in climate finance from China and abroad, for the purpose of sharing points on how to improve the construction of financial mechanism that can mobilize public and social fund, and how to build a climate-friendly society and promote the development of sustainable communities. At this side event, Thomas Heller, Executive Director at Climate Policy Initiative will join other experts in a panel discussion to provide a review of Chinese and global efforts and contributions with regard to climate finance.

From Ideas to Action: Mobilizing Climate Change Investment in Developing Countries

When: Wednesday 9 December, 15:45-16:45
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, U.S. Center

Solving the climate challenge requires significant investment. Research shows, however, that the private sector – which provides the lion’s share of current investment in climate action – faces specific barriers to scaling up finance in developing countries. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (The Lab) is a public-private partnership that identifies, develops, and launches innovative climate finance instruments. Less than two years in, The Lab has made significant progress. Four pilot instruments designed to address specific barriers in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation have attracted nearly USD 200 million in initial, public funding and are poised to mobilize billions of additional private finance, generating real change on the ground in key climate change sectors.

This COP 21 side event will bring together representatives of The Lab, donor governments, and the pilot instruments. These experts will share progress and lessons learned relevant to governments at COP21 and other entities who are working to driving climate finance in developing countries at scale, with a Q/A discussion to follow.

Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the State Department will provide an introduction. Dr Barbara Buchner, Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative, which acts as the Lab Secretariat, will moderate a panel of speakers including:

  • Paul Bodnar, Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change, National Security Council, The White House
  • Ruurd Brouwer, CEO, TCX – The Currency Exchange Fund
  • Mr. Christian Pilgaard Zinglersen, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
  • Abyd Karmali, Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK

This event is open to all COP participants. For more information, contact lab@cpivenice.org.

Is your investment portfolio ready for the low-carbon economy?

When: Wednesday 9 December, 16:45-18:15
Where: Hotel d’Evreux, 19 Place Vendome, Paris

Climate & Capital will convene influential figures from the climate and investment communities to explore how to best integrate climate knowledge into purposeful investment decision making. Hear from renowned leaders in science, policy, investment and technology to learn how your portfolio can evolve to be best-positioned in the low carbon economy. Tom Heller, Executive Director at Climate Policy Initiative will present.

How to get the cash rolling? Key developments in long-term climate finance since Copenhagen

When: Wednesday 9 December, 18:00 to 19:30
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, Blue Zone, Bellona-CICERO Pavilion connection point, Hall 3, Stand 13

In this event, co-organised by CICERO and Climate Policy Initiative, leading climate finance specialists from academia, and the public and private sectors will consider how to unlock more climate finance for developing countries, combining private and public funding. CPI and CICERO will present the latest figures and recommendations from studies. Introductions by Dr Barbara Buchner (CPI) and Kristin Halvorsen (CICERO) will be following by a panel discussion on how to involve new actors and how climate finance can support sustainable growth in developing countries featuring:

  • Anil Markandya – BC3
  • Terje Osmundsen – Scatec Solar
  • Jane Wilkinson – CPI
  • Asbjørn Torvanger – CICERO

The event is open to all but places are limited. Secure your seat by clicking here to register in advance.



 

Thursday 10 December

Engaging the trillions – innovative climate finance mechanisms for institutional investors

When: Thursday 10 December, 15:30-17:00
Where: Le Bourget Conference Centre, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Pavilion

Significant new investment in low carbon infrastructure is needed to simultaneously sustain global economic growth and address climate change concerns. The financing gap could be at least partially filled by institutional investors that seek uncorrelated and higher yielding investment alternatives while playing their part to address climate change. This side event presents some recent examples and new ideas allowing institutional investors to engage on climate finance. It will discuss existing products, such as green bonds, and other examples and ideas for innovative financing structures that use public funds to mobilise more private capital. Christopher Knowles, Head of Climate and Environment, European Investment Bank will moderate. Speakers include Dr Barbara Buchner, Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative, Simon Zadek, Co-Director, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bond Initiative, John Tobin-de la Puente, Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainability, Credit Suisse and Alex Murray, Principal, Beetle Capital Partners.