Can public capital leverage the economic transformation needed? This COP side event, co-organized by Climate Policy Initiative, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, and IDFC member organizations, will bring together leaders in blended finance from the public and private sector to share lessons learned.
Participants should expect to come away from the session with an enhanced understanding of blended finance tools and challenges, and the opportunity to network with leading initiatives to build partnerships. This event will include a Lab instrument showcase, in which Lab proponents will give an overview of innovative financial instruments they are rolling out to drive critical investment to action on climate change using blended finance solutions, followed by a high-level panel discussion that will react to the instrument presentations, and expand on the utility of blended finance solutions.
Speakers will include:
Moderator: Dr. Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative & Director
Lab instrument showcase:
Dimitris Karamitsos, Senior Business Developer, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), Cooling as a Service (CaaS)
Emily Pidgeon, Senior Director for Strategic Marine Initiatives, Conservation International, Restoration Insurance Service Company (RISCO)
Kevin Wervenbos, Three Wheels United (TWU), Financing for Low-Carbon Auto-Rickshaws
Kate Hughes, Director, International Climate and Energy, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Andrew Johnstone, CEO, Climate Fund Managers
Abyd Karmali, Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Damien Navizet, Head of the Climate Division, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Karsten Sach, Deputy Director-General for European and international Policy in the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in Germany
Selina Wrighter, Senior Adviser, Green Climate Fund (GCF).