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COP28 Side-Event: Best Practice on Paris Alignment

This COP28 side-event, co-organised with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) at the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) pavilion, compared the different options for public development banks in approaches to meeting Paris Agreement goals. It also allowed bank representatives to discuss these in line with the specificities of their institutions. 


  • Presentation of findings on available methodological solutions for Paris alignment: 
    • Nicole Pinko, Manager, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) 
    • Luis Zamarioli Santos, Research Fellow, Development Finance, Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) 
  • Experience-sharing between supporting institutions on their respective Paris alignment journeys: 
    • Laurent Bergadaa, Sustainable Finance Expert, Strategy Department, French Development Agency (AFD) 
    • Siloshini Naidoo, Head of ESG, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    • Nora Lambrecht, Climate Risk Officer, IDB Invest, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    • Peter Hilliges, Chief Climate Officer, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
    • Vincent Duijnhouwer, Head of Green Financial Systems, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)