INNOVATE4CLIMATE

Starting in 2017, Innovate4Climate will become the place where finance, markets and technology meet to accelerate climate action

The Paris Agreement calls for nothing short of global economic transformation, requiring a fundamental shift in the way most human beings organize their daily lives – from the goods we buy, to the way we light up our homes and power up mobile devices, to the transportation we take to work, to the food on our tables, the roofs over our heads and the environment around us.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

While climate change poses an immense challenge to humanity, it also represents potential – perhaps the opportunity of a lifetime. Investments embedded in the national climate action strategies of emerging countries alone represent 23 trillion in spending to establish low-carbon and resilient pathways to prosperity.

Innovate4Climate is a new global dialogue of government, multilateral, business, banking and finance leaders focused on greening the finance sector and shaping the next generation of climate finance and policy instruments by identifying the most efficient and high-impact ideas for climate action. In these uncertain times, we are doubling down on our mission to create a more sustainable future.

Join us for the inaugural edition of Innovate4Climate in Barcelona, May 22-25, 2017.

The weeklong conference programme includes:

The Summit

Internationally acclaimed speakers

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The Workshops & Side Events

Engage with innovative ideas and technologies

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The Marketplace

A networking and exhibition area

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Event week structure

Where finance, technology and markets meet to accelerate climate action

Monday 22*

Tuesday 23

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

Wednesday/Thursday is the 2-day Summit and will feature high-level key addresses and plenaries around two thematic streams. It will be a paid-for, VIP event for selected participants.

The Marketplace will be built around Innovation Day and the Summit and will provide a networking and exhibition area to showcase technologies, partnership opportunities, and allow participants to network.

Workshops & Side Events

Monday is the Knowledge Day and will include deep-dive workshops (such as Results Based Climate Finance, Financing Climate Smart Agriculture, NDCs Partnership Facility), donors meetings, and sponsors networking event. Attendance at the events on Monday will be offered by invitation.

Tuesday is the Innovation Day and will showcase up to 30 side events along 4 main streams: Catalytic Policies, Financing NDCs, Building Markets, and Scaling up Climate Solutions.

Partners Workshops & Side Events

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the whole week will ensure there is an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

Monday 22*

Monday is the Knowledge Day and will include deep-dive workshops (such as Results Based Climate Finance, Financing Climate Smart Agriculture, NDCs Partnership Facility), donors meetings, and sponsors networking event. Attendance at the events on Monday will be offered by invitation.

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the whole week will ensure there is an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

Tuesday 23

Tuesday is the Innovation Day and will showcase up to 30 side events along 4 main streams: Catalytic Policies, Financing NDCs, Building Markets, and Scaling up Climate Solutions.

The Marketplace will be built around Innovation Day and the Summit and will provide a networking and exhibition area to showcase technologies, partnership opportunities, and allow participants to network.

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the whole week will ensure there is an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

Wednesday 24 / Thursday 25

Partners Side Events (Workshops & Side Events)

Wednesday/Thursday is the 2-day Summit and will feature high-level key addresses and plenaries around two thematic streams. It will be a paid-for, VIP event for selected participants.

The Marketplace will be built around Innovation Day and the Summit and will provide a networking and exhibition area to showcase technologies, partnership opportunities, and allow participants to network.

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the whole week will ensure there is an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

*Attendance at the events on Monday will be offered by invitation.

The new global platform on climate finance, transformative policies and innovative market-based instruments for:

Future business opportunities

Allow private sector and public sector key players and first movers to innovate, learn and network future business opportunities in a carbon neutral world.

Scaling up climate action plans

Enable scaled-up, climate smart, low-carbon investments

De-risking investments

Explore incentives and options to reduce risks for private investors.

Creating the markets of the future

Spur technological and financial innovation through the latest products and services; data and tools for transparency, accounting.

Greening the finance sector

Learn and advise on market-based instruments identified in the Paris Agreement.

ACCELERATING THE GLOBAL TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON, CLIMATE-RESILIENT ECONOMY

Who is our audience?

Key industries, corporations & investors
Government representatives & policy experts
Multilateral financial institutions
CSR, public, media

Location, dates and times

See where Innovate4Climate will take place.