Saturday, November 5, 2016

Venue - Casablanca Hyatt Regency - same venue as Climate Finance Day of November 4, 2016

08:30-09:00 (30 mn)

WELCOME AND REGISTRATION

09:00-09:45 (45 mn)

OPENING REMARKS / INTRODUCTION (PLENARY ROOM)

Welcome

Introductory remarks – setting the context

Key note: Tom Heller, Climate Policy Initiative and Advisory Finance Group - Unifying growth and climate: why a systemic approach for the financial community is needed to sustainably enable the production of climate solutions

Topics

09:45-10:45 (60 mn)

SESSION 1 – (THE “WHAT”) CLIMATE FLOWS AND IMPACTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: STATE OF PLAY, RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS, NEXT STEPS / SPECIAL FOCUS ON ADAPTATION (PLENARY ROOM)

Session objective: participants will provide an update on climate finance flows and the assessment of their impacts, and concrete harmonization efforts and commitments to align reporting modalities across the financial community. Focus on adaptation finance, public-private leverage and financing transition.

Chair & moderator
Climate Policy Initiative - CPI - Barbara Buchner

Presentations followed by round table and Q&A session:

Discussion Topics

10:45-11:15 (30 mn)

COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12:30 (75 mn)

SESSION 2 – (THE ”HOW”) CLIMATE CHANGE : A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLES FOR THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM (PLENARY ROOM)

Session objective: based among others on the initiative around the Principles for Mainstreaming Climate Action Within Financial Institutions launched during COP21, provide and discuss latest developments and innovative ways of disseminating climate change considerations within financial institutions. Particular focus on experiences from institutions located in developing countries.

Chair & moderator: Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)

Introductory presentations (45mn)

Discussion Topics

Moderated Group Discussion and Synthesis (30 mn)

Following the introductory presentations, a group discussion would be organized to discuss concrete opportunities and challenges around existing/innovative mainstreaming initiatives, including regarding tools and facilities to foster NDC implementation

12:30-14:00 (90 mn)

LUNCH

14:00-15:45 (105 mn)

SESSION 3 – (THE “ACTION”) UNLOCKING CLIMATE TRANSACTIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: CONCRETE CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ACCELERATING CAPITAL FLOWS. FOCUS ON UPSTREAM (DESIGN OF POLICIES, INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS TO CREATE AN ATTRACTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR INVESTMENT) AND DOWNSTREAM ISSUES (ACCELERATING ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC CAPITAL FOR CLIMATE-SMART INVESTMENT) (PLENARY ROOM WITH WORKING GROUPS/TABLES)

Session objective: Deepen knowledge-sharing among investors and policy-makers, based on experience with best and most successful policies, i.e., those that have encouraged coherent, climate-smart, capital-efficient investment programs that crowd-in private capital. Discuss how concretely to facilitate and accelerate capital flows, both from existing resources of public capital and also from new and expanded flows of private capital. Highlight recent successful transactions and emerging mechanisms that can underwrite climate-smart investments that are replicable, scalable, and applicable in multiple geographies. Summarize the outcomes of the recent Climate Transactions Summit

Chair & moderator: Dr. Irving Mintzer, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Introductory panel speakers + Round table presenters:

Discussion Topics

Working group/Round table Discussion (30 mn)

Following the introductory panel, the room will be organized into working groups (one per round table, with a maximum of 10 people per table). At each table, one participant will be invited to present in detail either (1) an existing, completed, private or public/private climate-smart investment transaction in developing countries, and reflect on how that transaction addressed issues related to policy and program elaboration, as well as accessibility to relevant financial resources or (2) an investment mechanism that can aggregate large numbers of projects through a common financing structure. The focus will be on replication and scaling up of such initiatives in order to fill the current investment gap in developing countries, both on mitigation and adaptation investments. One facilitator will be pre-selected at each table and invited to share the 3-4 main recommendations of each working group regarding how to design climate programs and how to accelerate access to financing.


Round table presenters are to be determined, but would notably include representatives from local private financial institutions (commercial banks, insurance companies, pension funds and institutional investors), development finance institutions (including local/regional ones), green bond issuers, think tanks and CSOs…

Reporting back by the facilitators and synthesis by the session moderator (15 mn)

Working group facilitators report back to the wider group, including highlighting specific proposals to facilitate origination of climate smart investment, and/or expedite access to climate finance.

15:45-16:30 (45 mn)

HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT - CLOSING REMARKS (PLENARY ROOM)

Moderator: WRI - Manish Bapna, MD

Opening of the High Level Segment (10 mn)

Presentation of outcomes of the Climate Finance Forum 2016 (30mn)

Topics

Concluding statements (20mn)