From the 22nd to the 25th of May 2017, the Innovate4Climate Summit aims to drive a new dialogue about climate action to accelerate the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future and to shape the next generation of climate finance and policy instruments.

More Informations on the summit

Many Supporting Institutions will attend the Summit and participate in a number of high level panels and side events.

The Climate Action in Financial Institutions initiative has taken the opportunity of this Summit to announce the launching of this website and of its Work streams.

Find below the list of side events and panels relevant to the initiative’s Work Streams (non exhaustive) :

Scaling up Renewables Instruments for Mobilizing Private Climate Finance in Developing Countries

Tuesday, 23 - 09:00 - 10:00 - Room 8

"The event will address the following issues:

• Priorities for efficient and effective instruments to mobilise private sector investments

• Crowding in the private sector: double bottom line investors vs. institutional investor

• The role of the GCF in scaling-up private sector investment

• Integrating the private sector in energy planning in today's dynamic environment

• The future role of development banks in scaling-up renewables "

Catalyzing Private Sector Investments through Blending and De-Risking

Tuesday, 23 - 11:30 - 12:30 - Room 5

Blended Finance – blending concessional funds alongside commercial funding – can be an effective tool to enable climate investments not yet commercially viable. This panel will discuss the role of blended finance by showcasing innovative approaches used to unlock climate investments through the private sector.

Green Bonds Market 2.0: Scaling-up while ensuring environmental integrity

Tuesday, 23 - 11:30 - 12:30 - Room 8

"The Green Bond Market has been growing strongly over the past years, reaching a volume of USD 81 billion in 2016. However, several stakeholders highlight concerns regarding the environmental integrity and transparency of green bonds. These concerns are reflected in several recent publications (e.g. OECD, I4CE, CICERO), which call for greater standardisation and transparency in the impact measurement of green bonds. This side event will feature a round table with key stakeholders and thought leaders on Green Bonds about the current status of the market and its needs to enable further growth while ensuring the environmental integrity. The event will be structured as a panel discussion with contributions from market regulators, green bond issuers, buyers and service providers, followed by an open debate with the audience. "

Climate Information and Tools: Enabling Climate Resilient Growth

Tuesday, 23 - 14:45 - 15:45 - Room 5

"Influenced by climate change, weather events are increasingly departing from historic parameters, both in average values as well as in the frequency and intensity of the extremes. Using only historic information for planning and investment is increasingly inadequate, especially when it comes to longer term decisions and assets, and the need for the integration of climate change projections is an essential component for the objective of climate resilient growth. However, publicly available data and information has so far had limitations for targeted uses in sectors that need very specific information that is relevant to the sectors’ key assets and operations, geographic coverage and relevant timeframes. “Climate Information and Tools: Enabling Climate Resilient Growth” session will focus on the public and private sector actors’ climate change actions and initiatives, the need for sector specific information to support those initiatives, and some of the cutting edge climate information and tools produced by the World Bank Group

Developing Tools to Support Robust and Comparable Mitigation Actions Post-Paris

Tuesday, 23 - 14:45 - 17:00 - Room 3

"The Paris Agreement has now established an official process in which countries need to select, design and implement effective climate actions that will contribute to the global effort to reduce warming to 1.5 – 2 degrees. At the same time, the Paris Agreement creates a bottom-up, decentralized environment that allows countries to adopt nationally determined mitigation actions and targets based on their domestic priorities and needs. While enabling broad participation, this creates several challenges for assessing and comparing the individual and collective impact of different mitigation actions, as well as ensuring their robust design and implementation. Against this backdrop, this event aims to bring together Governments, the private sector and climate expert groups to discuss the importance of assessing and comparing heterogeneous mitigation actions in a new Paris Regime.

Green Buildings in Sustainable Cities

Tuesday, 23 - 16:00 - 17:00 - Room 5

"Did you know that 80% of economic value of buildings is currently unused, despite readily available technologies – a $16 trillion opportunity through 2030? The complex ecosystem of builders, buyers, and investors creates a ‘circle of blame’ based on asymmetry of information. To answer this problem, IFC launched the EDGE Green Buildings Market Transformation Program as a comprehensive engagement of the construction industry, with: 1) tools for developers to build and brand green, 2) government regulations that incentivize resource efficiency, 3) financial products which correctly capture and amortize the additional costs (including green bonds and green mortgages), and 4) a certification program and free software to collect evidence for proof of concept. Our goal is to certify as green 20% of new buildings in 20 key emerging markets, as a tipping point after which the market will start demanding green. Find out how we grew IFC’s own investments in the sector to over $2 billion, developed regulations in 4 countries

Scaling up Climate Action: Turning NDCs into Investment Plans

Wednesday, 24 - 10:00 - 11:00 - Room 7

Innovative public-private partnerships are required to accelerate climate action. How can NDCs guide investors toward the right projects; what regulatory frameworks are needed to spur this investment?

• Building resilient, sustainable economies

• Financing climate adaptation

• Baking climate action into development plans of every city and country

Unlocking the Trillions to meet the Paris Agreement

Wednesday, 24 - 11:30 - 12:00 - Room 7

A discussion on major opportunities for climate investment and innovation and the next generation of climate finance and markets.

Mobilizing the Private Sector for Green Solutions

Wednesday, 24 - 12:00 - 13:00 - Room 7

Private firms play an integral role in the transition to low-carbon growth. This panel will explore innovative models for climate-smart investments in emerging markets and ways to scale up for greater impact.

Innovative Climate Financing Solutions

Wednesday, 24 - 14:30 - 14:45 - Room 7

CDP-IETA Event: Managing climate-related financial risks and joining the dots across carbon markets (All CPLC partners invited)

Thursday, 25 - 14:00 - 15:00 - FIRA Convention Centre

From disclosing on climate risk following the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) recommendations, to investment-grade carbon pricing corridors and the role of long-term corporate emission targets, this event will explore initiatives emerging in the finance and private sectors and how companies can be best prepared for the upcoming challenges.

CPLC Event: CPLC Banking Sector Task Team Kickoff Meeting (All CPLC partners invited)

Thursday, 25 - 15:00 - 16:30 - Room 2, FIRA Convention Centre

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition launched a new Banking Sector Task Team during the High Level Assembly in April. There has been a strong support from many of the banks present to be part of this task team to discuss how to apply a carbon price to investment portfolios and share emerging lessons learned, particularly as many institutions are considering this as a way to identify and manage climate risk in response to the guidance from the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The team will have its kickoff meeting to initiate the task team, share an update by members of their current activities in this space, and agree on key outputs for the team over the coming year.

Building a Common Vision to Transform Energy Systems

Thursday, 25 - 16:00 - 17:00 - Room 7

This panel of public and private sector energy experts will discuss the key issues and opportunities for a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy and the transformational shift in our transport and energy efficiency systems