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30 January 2017

The World Bank Group and Climate Action partner to deliver key launch event on climate finance

The World Bank Group and Climate Action partner to deliver key launch event on climate finance

PRESS RELEASE – London, UK, 10 January 2017 – With the Paris Agreement ratified, momentum is building behind effective NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) implementation. The economic transition required presents an unprecedented opportunity internationally – creating new, sustainable markets for investment. For this potential to be unlocked, however, public and private sector stakeholders need to collaborate like never before to create the opportunities necessary to accelerate the trillions required to scale these opportunities.

Organised by the World Bank Group in partnership with Climate Action the Unlocking the Trillions Summit will be held in Barcelona, Spain, and take place on 24-25 May 2017, as part of Innovate4Climate: Finance & Markets Week, hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Innovate4Climate is the global platform uniting leaders from government, the private sector and investment bodies to create the partnerships needed to unlock the trillions. This inaugural event will progress discussion and spark debate on greening the finance sector, developing innovative new investment tools, building viable markets and scaling low carbon technology, comprising breakout workshops, a market place of cutting edge exhibitors and plentiful networking opportunities alongside the core Summit.

The Summit will feature high-level keynotes, panel discussion, innovator insights and interviews as well as interactive polling and Q&A, comprising a must attend opportunity for investors, policy makers, CXOs and entrepreneurs looking to accelerate climate focused investment and solutions.

For more information about the event and to register your interest, please visit the event website.

 

About Innovate4Climate

Innovate4Climate week will be held in Barcelona at the Fira de Barcelona, one of Europe’s most important trade fair institutions, on 22-25 May 2017. Its two day Summit will be addressing Public and Private Finance for national climate action or blended solutions for national climate action. The Summit will focus more particularly on innovation, developing new carbon markets and mechanisms, greening finance, brown to green infrastructure spending and de-risking and crowding in finance. Innovate4Climate will be the global platform uniting leaders from across policy, multilateral, business and finance sectors to create the partnerships needed to unlock the trillions. 

For more information on Innovate4Climate please visit http://www.innovate4climate.com/en/

About Climate Action

Climate Action facilitates partnerships between business, government, investors and NGOs to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the global green economy.  This is achieved through a series of global media and events platforms through which stakeholders can connect, share knowledge, technologies and expertise and identify innovative solutions to the challenges presented by climate change and a growing population.

Climate Action works in partnership with prestigious organisations such as UN Environment (UNEP) with whom it organises the Sustainable Innovation Forum, and UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI), with whom it organises the Sustainable Investment Forum held in New York in Climate Week.

Founded in 2007, Climate Action is based in London, UK. 

For more information on Climate Action, please visit: www.climateactionprogramme.org 

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