One month after the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) High-Level Pledging Conference is a critical step for climate action and global commitment to the Paris Agreement. On 24th october 2019, the One Planet Event with GCF seeks to explore synergies between OPS and GCF, as well as their unique sets of partners, to scale up innovative climate finance to help communities and countries at the frontline of climate change.

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PROGRAM


Master of ceremony: Anne-Catherine HUSSON-TRAORE, CEO, Novethic

 

16:00 – INTRODUCTION

Brune POIRSON, Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
Luis-Alfonso DE ALBA, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for the 2019 Climate Action Summit
Axel VAN TROTSENBURG, Managing Director of Operations, World Bank
Yannick GLEMAREC, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Werner HOYER, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Lord Nicholas STERN, London School of Economics (LSE)
The Hon. Marc BROWN, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Cook Islands
Naoko ISHII, CEO, Global Environment Facility (GEF)


16:40 – THEME 1: FRAMEWORK & PARTNERSHIPS TO FINANCE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES
Introduction: Sir Suma CHAKRABARTI, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) & chair of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) Working Group
Moderation Alzbeta KLEIN, Director & Global Head, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Marc ABLY-BIDAMON, Ministre des Mines et des Energies, République Togolaise
Nasser KAMEL, Secrétaire Général, Union pour la Méditerranée (UpM)
Craig COGUT, CEO, Pegasus Capital (video link)
Constance CHALCHAT, Directrice de l’engagement d’entreprise, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking

 

17:20 – THEME 2: ADAPTATION ACTION TO DELIVER BENEFITS FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE

Introduction: Ibrahim THIAW Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Moderation Leonardo MARTINEZ, Global Director, Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Philippe ZAOUATI, CEO, Mirova
Margarita ASTRALAGA, Director, Environment & Climate, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
Dolika BANDA, CEO, Africa Risk Capacity (ARC)

 

18H00 – THEME 3: MOBILIZING FINANCIAL MARKETS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH BLENDED FINANCE
Introduction: Jennifer MORRIS, President/COO, Conservation International
Moderation Brune POIRSON, Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition


Rémy RIOUX, CEO, Agence Française de Développement & chair of International Development Finance Club
Ludger SCHUKNECHT, Deputy Secretary General, Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
Thierry DEAU, CEO, Meridiam fund
Shade DUFFY, Director of Impact Management, AXA Investment Managers


CONCLUSION
Yannick GLEMAREC, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
Brune POIRSON, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Ecological and Solidary Transition