INNOVATE4CLIMATE

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

The Paris Agreement calls for nothing short of the 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. National climate action strategies or NDCs submitted as part of the Paris Agreement require USD 23 trillion investments in emerging markets between now and 2030, opening investment

opportunities in renewable energy, low-carbon cities, energy efficiency, sustainable forest management, and climate smart agriculture. While climate change poses an immense challenge to humanity, it also represents a potential – perhaps the opportunity of a lifetime.

Innovate4Climate is a new global dialogue of government, multilateral, business, banking and finance leaders focused on shaping the next generation of climate finance and policy instruments. The first edition of the event included a two-day conference, workshops and side events, and

a networking and exhibition area built around six thematic streams: Scaling Up NDCs, Carbon Markets, De-risking Investments, Climate Resilient Development, Green Growth Policies, and Metrics and Tools. At Innovate4Climate you can connect with the sectors driving the future of climate finance and markets, and network with leading experts, technology and financing providers, institutions and corporations to explore potential partnership and emerging business opportunities within the next economic revolution towards low-carbon and climate resilient development.

Join us at the next edition of Innovate4Climate in Frankfurt, May, 2018.

The weeklong conference programme included:

The Summit

Internationally acclaimed speakers

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The Workshops & Side Events

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 met to accelerate climate action

Monday 22*

Tuesday 23

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

The Summit (Wednesday and Thursday) was a 2-day conference featuring high-level panel discussions, keynote addresses, dialogues and interviews around the six thematic streams, with deep insights in current and future climate finance and markets landscapes. Investors, policy makers, business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs discussed solutions for accelerating climate-focused investments and scaling up national climate strategies, mobilizing and accessing green finance, and building the next generation of markets through the innovative use of technology and tools. Side Events around the Summit provided an opportunity to partners and private sector participants to engage further in the agenda.

The Marketplace (Tuesday to Thursday) offered the opportunity for private and public sector key players and first movers to showcase their activities and explore partnership opportunities. The attractive and dynamic networking and exhibition area built around the Innovation Day and the Summit was the perfect space to innovate and learn, network, and generate future business opportunities.

Workshops & Side Events

The Knowledge Day (Monday) included deep-dive workshops and technical ‘how to' tutorials, in-depth case studies, and interactive sessions to provide cutting edge knowledge and capacity building for climate finance professionals. It also featured funds participants meetings and sponsored networking event. Attendance at all Knowledge Day events was offered by invitation.

The Innovation Day (Tuesday) showcased up to 30 workshops around the 6 thematic streams. Regional topics, business opportunities, new trends and financial instruments were presented, providing reliable information on current states and trends of climate finance and markets and offering excellent networking opportunities with leading organizations in the field.

Partners Workshops & Side Events

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the 4 days ensured there was an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

Monday 22*

The Knowledge Day (Monday) included deep-dive workshops and technical ‘how to' tutorials, in-depth case studies, and interactive sessions to provide cutting edge knowledge and capacity building for climate finance professionals. It also featured funds participants meetings and sponsored networking event. Attendance at all Knowledge Day events was offered by invitation.

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the 4 days ensured there was an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

Tuesday 23

The Innovation Day (Tuesday) showcased up to 30 workshops around the 6 thematic streams. Regional topics, business opportunities, new trends and financial instruments were presented, providing reliable information on current states and trends of climate finance and markets and offering excellent networking opportunities with leading organizations in the field.

The Marketplace (Tuesday to Thursday) offered the opportunity for private and public sector key players and first movers to showcase their activities and explore partnership opportunities. The attractive and dynamic networking and exhibition area built around the Innovation Day and the Summit was the perfect space to innovate and learn, network, and generate future business opportunities.

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the 4 days ensured there was an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

Wednesday 24 / Thursday 25

Partners Side Events (Workshops & Side Events)

The Summit (Wednesday and Thursday) was a 2-day conference featuring high-level panel discussions, keynote addresses, dialogues and interviews around the six thematic streams, with deep insights in current and future climate finance and markets landscapes. Investors, policy makers, business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs discussed solutions for accelerating climate-focused investments and scaling up national climate strategies, mobilizing and accessing green finance, and building the next generation of markets through the innovative use of technology and tools. Side Events around the Summit provided an opportunity to partners and private sector participants to engage further in the agenda.

The Marketplace (Tuesday to Thursday) offered the opportunity for private and public sector key players and first movers to showcase their activities and explore partnership opportunities. The attractive and dynamic networking and exhibition area built around the Innovation Day and the Summit was the perfect space to innovate and learn, network, and generate future business opportunities.

Networking opportunities such as cocktails, Innovate4Climate Evening Reception, and other activities along the 4 days ensured there was an attractive and dynamic space for all stakeholders.

*Attendance at the events on Monday were offered by invitation.

The 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

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