March 2nd, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Tools and Strategies to Finance the NDCs

  • Date: March 2nd, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Go-to-Webinar
  • Organized by: FEEM - ICCG
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  • Working language: English

In December 2015, world leaders reached a historic climate agreement at COP21 in Paris, sending a clear signal to governments and businesses to accelerate their efforts to decarbonize their economies, supply chains and business models. Now it’s time to move from diplomacy to implementation – and this involves both understanding the far-reaching implications and open issues of the Paris Agreement, and identifying ways to align public and private money most effectively to finance the transition towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. This is why understanding where the world stands in relation to its low-carbon and climate-resilient investment goals is a more urgent task than ever. This webinar will reveal who is investing in low-carbon, resilient growth, where and how, and also provides an indication of progress toward the levels of investment needed to reach globally agreed temperature goals. It will also draw on findings from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance to provide concrete examples on how to finance climate action on the ground, indicating pathways towards the implementation of countries’ National Determined Contributions.

  • Speakers
    • Barbara Buchner

      Dr. Barbara Buchner is Executive Director of the widely renowned Climate Finance program at Climate Policy Initiative and is based out of San Francisco. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world.

      Barbara is the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking, and Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal – a joint report with the OECD that played a seminal role in the lead up to the Paris Agreement.

      She directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab). The Lab’s public-private approach solicits, shapes, and tests cutting edge climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers hindering alternative energy, adaptation, and land use projects. The Lab has helped raise over 500 million USD for its initiatives, and it was endorsed by the G7 in its first year of operation. The success of the Lab has also helped to shape the new India Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. Barbara also leads CPI’s work as Secretariat of Finance for Resilience (FiRe), a sister initiative to The Lab that focuses on private sector approaches to scaling up investment in green growth. In addition, Barbara built and directed the San Giorgio Group, which brings together key financial institutions actively engaged in green, low-emissions finance in collaboration with the World Bank Group, CLP (China Light & Power), and the OECD.

      Barbara regularly speaks at high-profile events as an expert in climate policy and climate finance, and has presented at Climate Week, at the Climate Finance Ministerial, as part of the GCF Private Sector Facility, at COP side-events, and at the BNEF Summit among many others.

      Barbara was promoted from Director to Senior Director in 2013 and Executive Director in 2016. Previously Barbara served as a Senior Energy and Environment Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and as a Senior Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) where she was involved in a number of activities related to FEEM’s Climate Change Policy and Modelling Unit in the field of environmental economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Graz and was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Introduced by
    • Isabella Alloisio

      Isabella Alloisio was senior researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) conducting research on climate and energy finance and the decarbonization of the energy system, and policy analyst and external relations manager at the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). She was project manager in the field of energy regulation at the Italian Authority for Energy. She holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University, and she was visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and researcher at the Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE) at Bocconi University, conducting research on renewable energy economics and policy. She has published her PhD thesis on the Policy Drivers of Photovoltaic Industry Growth in California, Germany and Japan. She holds a MPhil in International Relations from the University of Geneva, and worked in International Organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Parliament.

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