The World Bank, Fira de Barcelona, Climate Action & IETA have joined forces to further ensure the success of the event


The World Bank Group (WBG) is providing approximately $64.2 billion in loans, grants, investments and guarantees to partner countries and private businesses in 2016, pursuing the mission of ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity in the world.

Climate change is a threat to the core mission of the World Bank Group. As a leader in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, the Bank Group created the first carbon fund, and today, it acts as a trustee of 19 carbon initiatives. These funds reached a total fund allocation in access of $3 billion and have successfully delivered almost 200 million tons of CO2eq emission reductions.

The World Bank Group is a leader in shaping the next generation of climate finance and markets and is extending its climate-related portfolio to 28 percent by 2020, to reach potentially $29 billion annually by 2020 to help developing countries deliver on their national climate strategies.

Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair organizations in Europe, both in terms of the size and quality of the shows and congresses it hosts, as well as its reputation as a leading and highly professional setup.

Our venues host historical in-house events, such as Smart City Expo World Congress, Alimentaria or Internet of Things Solutions World Congress.

Since 2009, Fira Barcelona has hosted Carbon Expo every 2 years, providing logistic, communication and sales services to support the organization.

Committed to corporate responsibility, its activity is based on sustainability, respect for the environment and support of various charity initiatives.


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 are based in London, UK. www.climateactionprogramme.org

Connect4Climate is the flagship global partnership program of the Communication for Climate Change Multi Donor Trust Fund at the World Bank Group working to communicate climate change. It is supported by the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank Group, along with more than 400 partners from civil society, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and the private sector. Connect4Climate is now an established player in the global climate change agenda, spreading climate change knowledge and opening up creative ways to build the political capital to accelerate climate solutions.

IETA is a leading non-profit business organization serving companies engaged in the field of carbon markets. Its objective is to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing GHG at lowest cost. Its vision is a global carbon price produced by markets of high environmental integrity. They pursue this vision with an eye to pragmatism, political reality and sound economics.

Their work is driven by six key goals:

  1. Improve the credibility and functionality of today's carbon markets
  2. Promote quality, efficiency and effectiveness in future carbon markets
  3. Provide leadership and development opportunities for carbon offsetting
  4. Promote effective linkages between carbon pricing systems over time
  5. Support effective private sector models of engagement in climate finance
  6. Showcase the power of markets in addressing climate change


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