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LAC Climate Finance Day at COP20

AIDA, Climate Interactive, Carbon Tracker Initiative, E3G, GFLAC, and WRI, with the support of Zennström Philanthropies, will host a one-day public event: the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Climate Finance Day during the COP 20 in Lima, Peru. The event will be held on December 6th, 2014 from 9:00 to 18:00, at the Swissotel, Room Inka 1 and 2, Lima, Peru during COP20. Simultaneous translation (Spanish to English and English to Spanish) will be available throughout the sessions.

This forum will take advantage of the strategic opportunity to convene stakeholders from various sectors to facilitate dialogue and build capacity on key climate finance issues affecting the region. It aims to build connections among researchers, policymakers, business leaders, civil society, and representatives from financial institutions in order to build a stronger financial landscape for addressing the critical needs of climate change.

Some of the themes that will be discussed include mobilizing private sector finance, creating readiness for climate finance in developing countries, and ensuring that climate finance is deployed with transparency and accountability.

Agenda

Please find a tentative program below.


LAC Climate Finance Day
December 6th 2014, Swissotel, Lima, Peru
Room Inka 1 and 2

Agenda

Time

Opening session: How Can LAC Countries Prosper by Shifting Investment Toward Climate Change Solutions?
Invited Speakers

  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal: Minister of Environment, Peru (Confirmed)
  • Marcelo Mena: Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment, Chile (Confirmed)
  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Confirmed)
  • Naoko Ishii: CEO, Global Environmental Facility (Confirmed)
  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute (Confirmed)

9:00

9:40

Session 1: The Green Climate Fund: Opportunities for Transformational Change in LAC
Format: Panel discussion followed by a Q&A session
Moderator: Sandra Guzman: Coordinator of the Latin American and the Caribbean Finance Group
Invited Speakers

  • Carolina Fuentes Castellanos: Secretary of the Board of the Green Climate Fund
  • Jacqueline Melgar: Director of the Climate Change Finance Management, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador
  • Aurelio Souza: Member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Green Climate Fund
  • Andrea Rodriguez: Senior Attorney for the Climate Change program of the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense

9:40

10:40

Session 2: Strategic National Approaches to Climate Finance
Format:  Short introductory interventions followed by discussion and questions from the audience.
Moderator:  Amal-Lee Amin, Associate Director of E3G
Invited Speakers

  • Marcelo Mena: Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Alexander Martínez Montero: Sub-directorate of Sustainable Environmental Development, National Planning Department, Colombia
  • María Paz Cigarán: Head Director of Libélula, Peru
  • Rodrigo Violic: Banco BICE and Member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Green Climate Fund

10:40

11:40

Coffee break

11:40

12:00

Session 3: Mobilizing Private Capital: a Conversation with Development and Private Sector Banks
Format: Moderated conversations, followed by Q&A
Moderator: Aman Srivastava: Research Analyst, World Resources Institute
Invited Speakers

  • Maria Netto: Project Team Leader, Inter-American Development Bank (Confirmed)
  • Carlos Paredes: Chief of Corporate Business, Infrastructure, and Environment, COFIDE
  • Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa: Presidential Adiviser, Findeter (Confirmed)
  • Beatriz Ocampo: Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Bancolombia (Confirmed)

12:00

13:00

Lunch break (lunch will be provided)

13:00

14:00

Session 4: Enhancing Transparency and Accountability for Climate Finance: Experience from LAC (Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru)
Format: Panel discussion followed by a Q&A session
Moderator: Sandra Guzman: Coordinator of the Latin American and the Caribbean Finance Group
Invited Speakers

  • Maria Martha Di Paolo: Researcher, Economics and Environment, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)
  • Javier Hernandez: Researcher, Chile Transparente
  • Melani Pelaez: Associate, Grupo Faro
  • Lucia Palao:  Climate Policy Researcher, SPDA
  • Xtabai Padilla: Climate Change Coordinator, ITDP

14:00

15:00

Session 5: Driving Investors' Engagement in Technological Innovation to Combat and Adapt to Climate Change
Format: Panel discussion followed by a Q&A session
Moderator: Vanessa Perez-Cirera: Director, Climate Change and Energy Program, WWF Mexico
Invited Speakers

  • Rodrigo Gallegos: Climate Change Director at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO); or Luis Aguirre: CEO, GreenMomentum
  • Geraldine Ang: Policy Analyst, Green investment, OECD (Confirmed)
  • AVINA (TBC)
  • CERES/Cleantech Group (TBC)

15:00

16:00

Coffee break

16:00

16:30

Session 6: What if? Policy and Financial Tools to Drive Change in Capital Investment
Format: Presentations followed by a Q&A session
Moderator: Margherita Gagliardi: Communications Officer, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Invited Speakers

  • Drew Jones: Co-Director, Climate Interactive (Confirmed)
  • Jeremy Leggett: Non-executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Founder and Non-executive Chairman at Solarcentury (Confirmed)
  • Sean Kidney: CEO and Cofounder, Climate Bonds Initiative (Confirmed)
  • Vania Montalvo: Climate Finance Coordinator, Mexican Transparency-GFLAC

16:30

17:30

Closing reception
Format: Closing remarks followed by a reception (cocktails will be provided)
Invited Speaker: TBD

17:30

18:00

 

We look forward to seeing you at the LAC Climate Finance Day.

This event is possible thanks to the collaboration of:

Special thanks to:
 

 

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