The World Resources Institute and McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP will hold a panel discussion on the role of private sector investment in addressing climate change mitigation in a time of economic and policy uncertainty.

  • How is climate finance perceived by private sector investors post-Copenhagen 2009 negotiations?

  • How are existing multilateral funds contributing to climate change mitigation with private sector involvement and what will be their role with respect to international policy going forward?

  • What are the critical barriers to financing clean energy investments in developing countries?

  • Where are the biggest opportunities for public and private capital to mitigate climate change in developing countries in 2010?


Facilitator: Jon Sohn - Counsel, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

  • Shilpa Patel - Head, Climate Change, International Finance Corporation

  • Jared Sarfaty - Director, Export and Agency Finance, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

  • Mark Radka - Chief of Energy Branch, United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics

  • Kristy Hamilton - Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment & Development Programme, Chatham House, UK

  • Member of World Bank - IMF Executive Directors (invited)

Cocktail Reception to follow.