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: ICCG - International Center for Climate Governance
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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.

This Webinar will be given by Barbara Buchner, Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative.

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      Barbara Buchner

      Dr. Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative. She leads CPI’s global climate finance program and directs the European office’s research and operations. In 2014, Barbara was named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change. She directs CPI’s work as Secretariat of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, a new public-private initiative that identifies cutting edge climate finance instruments with the potential to drive investment at scale. She is the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance analyses, the most comprehensive overview of global climate finance flows available, which have been cited widely and served as the basis for the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 3 report chapter on climate finance.

      Barbara supports various high level leaders in finance, energy policy, and climate change in an advisory role. Over the past several years, she has 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 (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Buchner 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. Previously she 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).



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      Isabella Alloisio

      Isabella Alloisio is senior researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) conducting research on climate and energy finance and the decarbonization of the energy system, and she is 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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