24 to 25 September 2019

Global Climate

Action Summit

Unlocking Finance for Climate Development Projects in Africa and globally through
a 2 - day high impact summit focused on facilitating collaboration, innovation and deal flow.

Location

Conference Place New York City

Speaker

24 Professional Speakers

Context Event

Following the signing of the Paris Agreement, the world is looking for actionable, scalable and innovative solutions to finance and implement low-carbon and climate-resilient projects. The Global Climate Finance Action Summit is designed to explore gaps and opportunities in the climate development finance landscape with a focus on Africa.

Within Africa there lies tremendous opportunity for the private sector to lead the fight against climate change by connecting capital to projects and initiatives while generating a return on investment. By curating a cutting-edge Summit focused on deal flow, concrete idea generation and collaboration, the Global Climate Finance Action Summit seeks to bring the greatest minds from around the world to converge on climate finance, impact investing, innovative financing and public-private partnerships.

Too often, the dialogue surrounding climate finance is dominated multilateral development banks, governments and think-tanks. Although they all have a critical role to play in climate finance, the Global Climate Finance Action Summit aims to bring new voices to

 

the conversation including private equity, impact investors, pension funds, renewable energy start-ups, technology pioneers, crowdfunding experts, sharing economy CEOs, and philanthropists from all over the world with a strong delegation of investors from UAE, USA, Europe, to explore innovative ways to channel the trillions of dollars needed to fight climate change.

The Summit will feature interactive and intimate workshops that capitalize on the diverse talent pool present to troubleshoot the biggest challenges in climate finance today. World-class facilitators from the Global Knowledge Initiative will guide participants through challenge identification, action planning and resource mapping on topics such as stranded assets, carbon bubbles and climate-efficiency investing, developing and deploying innovative financing mechanisms such as green bonds and guarantees, converting shareholders and board members to low- carbon projects and mobilizing philanthropy to take first-loss for adaptation.

Programming

The Initiative will kick-off with a 2-day event with 400 hand-picked high-level global participants to cover the following thematic topics

Speaker
Event Topics
Time
Head of UNFCCC
10 minutes

Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals - world-renowned Columbia University professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, bestselling author, and twice named time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders.
10 minutes

Theme 1: Using blended (public and private sector) finance to shift the trillions in capital the need climate finance capital at much larger scale
90 minutes

Theme 2: Role of Financial Markets, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Impact Investing
90 minutes

Theme 3: The Future of Private Sector-led Adaptation Finance
90 minutes

Theme 4: Corbon Pricing, NDCs and Post-Paris agreement
90 minutes

Speaker
Event Topics
Overview of Facilitation Glos and Stucture

Speaker
Event Topics
Theme 1: World Economic Forum YGL en COP22

September 24-25, 2019 – New-York

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