Wednesday 24- Thursday 25 May, 2017 | Barcelona

Unlocking the Trillions Summit

Where Finance, Markets and Technology Meet to Accelerate Climate Action

Day 1 Finance Day

 
9:00h

MODERATOR OPENING REMARKS

 
9:20h

WELCOME: UNLOCKING THE TRILLIONS: INVESTING IN A LOW CARBON FUTURE

  • Overview of the scale of opportunity
  • Building sustainable, resilient economies

Invited: Representative of the Government of Spain

Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank

 
10:00h

KEYNOTE DIALOGUE: UNLOCKING THE TRILLIONS FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT

Invited: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Director, UNFCCC

 
10:30h

SCALING UP CLIMATE ACTION: TURNING NDCS INTO INVESTMENT PLANS

Innovative public-private partnerships are required to accelerate climate action. How can NDCs guide investors toward the right projects; what regulatory frameworks are needed to spur this investment?

  • Building resilient, sustainable economies
  • Financing climate adaptation
  • Baking climate action into development plans of every city and country
 
11:30h

NETWORKING BREAK

 
12:00h

MOBILIZING THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR GREEN SOLUTIONS

Private firms will play an integral role in leading the green economic revolution. This panel showcases innovative models for climate-smart investing in emerging markets, exploring new models for climate finance solutions and ways to scale of the private sector investment for greater impact.

  • Innovative business models
  • Climate finance solutions
  • Necessary policy frameworks for scale-up

Moderator: Alzbeta Klein, Director, IFC Climate Business

 
13:00h

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
14:30h

INNOVATOR INSIGHT: INNOVATIVE THINKING FOR CLIMATE ACTION

 
15:00h

GREENING THE TRILLIONS: A ROADMAP FOR TRANSFORMING CAPITAL MARKETS

Mobilizing private funding for climate requires the proper assessment of climate risks and opportunities. Progress has been made in the last two years to create a roadmap for greening the finance sector; the challenge now is to accelerate implementation. Leaders in ESG and climate risk highlight next steps.

  • Engaging asset owners and shareholders in the importance of low carbon investment; moving from voluntary to compulsory disclosure
  • New tools and frameworks to facilitate action for institutional investors, including ESG products, new sustainable asset class
  • Clearly defining climate metrics based on science
  • Scaling and replicating green bond success
 
16:00h

INNOVATOR INSIGHT: THE FUTURE OF GREEN BONDS

Sean Kidney, Founder and Chairman, Climate Bonds Initiative

 
16:20h

NETWORKING BREAK

 
17:00h

INNOVATOR INSIGHT: FIRST PRIVATE CLIMATE RESILIENCE FUND

Jay Koh, Managing Director, Lightsmith Group

 
17:10h

UNLOCKING THE NEXT WAVE OF INVESTORS

This panel facilitates a public private dialogue on how to maximize government-provided funds and spur early investment in new climate technology and businesses, particularly for adaptation and resilience-related projects;

  • Building commercially viable, scalable business models
  • Global solutions to support local entrepreneurship
 
18:00h

MODERATOR'S CLOSING REMARKS

Day 2 Markets Day

 
9:00h

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: NEW MARKETS FOR CLIMATE ACTION

  • Establishing successful markets for low carbon growth
  • International collaboration for increased investment

Invited: Christiana Figueres, Global Climate Leader, World Bank

 
9:30h

CARBON PRICING FOR CLIMATE ACTION: SUB-NATIONAL, NATIONAL AND CORPORATE INITIATIVES

Much of the action on carbon pricing is taking place at the subnational level and below- reaching into the transportation sector and executive offices of major corporations. This panel will focus in on local and national level implementation and future developments of carbon pricing.

  • Identifying the sectors with the greatest opportunities using carbon pricing to decarbonize
  • Empowering cities, sub-national and national jurisdictions for carbon markets
  • Engaging the private sector in transforming operations
 
10:30h

NETWORKING BREAK

 
11:30h

INNOVATOR INSIGHT

 
11:40h

UNLOCKING THE TRILLION DOLLAR GLOBAL CARBON MARKET

A new generation of market mechanisms promise to refocus and re-energize carbon markets. We take a visionary look at the short-term and long-term future of the markets.

  • The potential of Article 6 on accelerating action
  • Networking regional and national carbon markets
  • Private sector leadership in market engagement
  • Innovation in financial technology and metrics to link markets
 
12:40h

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
14:00h

BLOCKCHAIN AND BEYOND: NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE POST-2020 MARKETS

New financial technology products and services promise to modernize GHG data collection, processing and transaction registries for the next generation of carbon markets. This session will focus on the innovative use of blockchain tech in sustainable supply chains and energy microgrids; as well as new products to enable linkages and tradability between markets.

ROLE OF CARBON MARKETS IN ACHIEVING AVIATION'S CARBON NEUTRAL GROWTH STRATEGY

International air traffic is currently responsible for approximately 1.3% of global GHG emissions, and its anticipated growth could bring it closer to 5% by 2050. Agreed at the 39th ICAO Assembly, The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) creates demand for carbon credits along with requirements by member states for technical implementation. This session will look at how Carbon Markets, market players and institutions can help the aviation sector achieving this Carbon Neutral Growth goal and what are the key challenges to look for in its implementation.

 
15:00h

NETWORKING BREAK

 
15:30h

INNOVATOR INSIGHT: INVESTING IN DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

 
16:00h

BUILDING A COMMON VISION TO TRANSFORM ENERGY SYSTEMS

The Paris Agreement requires the near complete decarbonisation of power generation over the next three decades along with fundamental shift in our transport and energy efficiency systems. This panel of public and private sector energy experts will discuss the key issues and opportunities for this transformation to a 1.5C world.

  • Accelerating the scale up of innovation in low carbon technologies, business models, processes, products and policy
  • Collaborative global efforts for clean energy R&D and private investment
  • Developing a viable roadmap for future transformation that can overcome short-term roadblocks
 
17:00h

INNOVATOR INSIGHT: CHARGE TO AUDIENCE TO INNOVATE AND TRANSFORM

 
17:30h

MODERATOR REFLECTIONS

 
17:40h

CLOSING

Workshops & Side Events

ENGAGE WITH INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGIES

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Marketplace

A NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION AREA

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