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Reflects the most pressing and current topics and allows thought leaders to present the latest innovative solutions. Expect dynamic conversations with high-level speakers representing various sectors and industries with the purpose to inspire, motivate, encourage the audience to take bolder climate action.
The Workshop Program is at the heart of I4C's knowledge exchange and provides an opportunity to organizations to present their ideas, solutions, and initiatives.
Influential leaders share their thoughts on the climate action landscape in a presentation and ignite innovative thinking. 
An opportunity for you to showcase your climate action initiatives. The public and the private sector exhibit different initiatives and display their climate-smart solutions in different sectors in this space at the conference. It is a unique opportunity for business development, knowledge sharing, and networking.
I4C will empower 50+ young climate leaders from around the world who are committed to careers in climate action.
Journalists from around the world gather for a media fellowship aimed to train on climate reporting and producing their own stories from an I4C experience.
Where deal-making and the catalyzation of climate actions happen. Take advantage of the I4C platform and engage with meaningful stakeholders from I4C at different events throughout the week.
Reflecting the most pressing and current topics at the heart of the climate action-development nexus.
At I4C 2024, our plenary sessions will reflect the most pressing, topical issues in climate action and development across finance, markets, policy and technology. Speakers will include global voices from the public and private sectors and civil society.


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2023 Workshop Call for Proposals

The Innovate4Climate (I4C) Workshop program is now open for proposals from organizations and companies wishing to host a workshop during I4C 2023.  

Workshops will be held in-person during Innovate4Climate from May 23 to May 25, 2023 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain 

Submit your proposal now

What are Innovate4Climate workshops?  

The Workshop Program is at the heart of I4C’s knowledge and technical exchange and offers the opportunity to highlight the most innovative solutions, ideas, and initiatives in climate action.   

I4C workshops provide conference participants with practical knowledge and insights from experiences working across a range of relevant disciplines, including climate finance, policy development, carbon markets and carbon pricing, and technologies to turn dialogue into action.   

Hosting an I4C workshop is a fantastic opportunity to reach an engaged, proactive audience committed to accelerating climate action. Last year during a virtual edition of I4C, we held over 50 workshops which were attended by over 6,000 participants from across government, business, financial institutions, and civil society. 

What are we looking for?   

Workshop proposals that fit the following will be considered favourably. 

  • Focused on one of I4C’s key topics 1) climate finance 2) carbon markets and carbon pricing and 3) the Just Transition  

  • Share the ‘how-to’ of innovative climate solutions 

  • Have an expert, gender-balanced and regionally diverse speaker line-up  

  • Have a creative, interactive, engaging format  

  • Have a promotion and communications plan  

  • Are 50 minutes in length  

  • Have speakers committed to attending in-person 

Who can host a workshop?

The Workshop Program is open to proposals from all organisations including those from the private sector. 

There is no fee to host a workshop at I4C, but workshop organizers will be responsible for designing the workshop, coordinating, and securing speakers, leading the workshop in-person, and promoting the workshop with their networks.  

For more information please contact: 

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 EST on Sunday, February 26, 2023.  

Submit your proposal now

I4C 2024 
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Take your place alongside organizations shaping the future of climate action.

Do you have an innovative climate solution to share?  

We're on the hunt for game-changing climate solutions to feature at I4C 2024. 

The I4C Marketplace is your gateway to exploring groundbreaking innovations across markets, finance, policy, and technology, brought to you by leading organizations from the public and private sectors. 

This immersive experience offers a platform for participants to connect, learn, and collaborate with companies, governments, associations, investors, and entrepreneurs who  are dedicated to driving forward climate action. 

The Marketplace will be held in person during Innovate4Climate from September 10 - 12, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. There will be around 30 exhibition spaces providing a networking, knowledge sharing, and business development space.


Why host a booth?

Hosting a booth at Innovate4Climate’s Marketplace is a fantastic opportunity to reach an engaged, proactive audience committed to accelerating climate action. We expect attendees from government, business, financial institutions, and civil society.

Public sector exhibitors will include governments, international organizations, such as the World Bank, the UN, and NGOs. From the private sector there will  be start-ups, energy companies, manufacturers, as well as financial institutions and investors.

Check out the Marketplace at previous editions of I4C on Flickr


Who can become an exhibitor? 

The Innovate4Climate (I4C) Marketplace is open for proposals from the public and private sector wishing to exhibit climate-smart solutions

Complete this form and submit your proposal by July 1.

Proposals will be chosen by the World Bank.


Unlocking the power of youth in accelerating climate change action.  


Young people play a key role in accelerating climate action and driving change. They are agents of change, climate advocates, activists, entrepreneurs, and, most of all, innovators. Whether through technology, science, or education, youth apply their skills, passion, and unique experience to scale the efforts in advancing and implementing climate change solutions.




Young Climate Innovators (YCI) at Innovate4Climate

YCI is a platform for young professionals and students aged 18-35, organized by Innovate4Climate (I4C) in collaboration with the Connect4Climate Global Partnerships Program of the World Bank Group, and the Global Youth Climate Network, a volunteer initiative of the World Bank Group Youth-to-Youth Community, to learn and exchange ideas on their role in scaling-up climate action and climate-resilient recovery through intergenerational dialogue and peer-to-peer engagements focused on the themes of I4C. 

For the 2024 edition of YCI, I4C will seek to engage 50+ young professionals, and graduate-level students from around the world committed to careers in climate action, policy, and international development. The YCI event takes place on September 11th in Berlin, Germany. 

Participants will have the opportunity to

  • Network: Attending the YCI event will allow you to network with global climate leaders, World Bank experts, and private sector specialists from all over the world throughout the I4C programs. 
  • Share: Do you have an innovative idea, solution, or a new business proposal? At I4C we give you opportunities to present a pitch.
  • Exchange: Participate in discussions at Innovate4Climate. 




Only selected participants will hear from us. 
For more information, please contact 


Journalists from around the world to learn climate reporting and producing content on climate action.


I4C Journalists Workshop 2023 

The I4C Journalists Workshop will be back in 2023 for a hybrid edition on Monday, May 22, 2023 ahead of the opening of Innovate4Climate 2023 in Bilbao, Spain.

The 4 hour workshop designed specifically for international media professionals to delve into the topic of climate finance, providing participants with expert knowledge and tools that can be applied in their professional work. 

Up to 25 participants will be selected to attend the workshop. Climate communication experts and finance/technical experts will provide a comprehensive picture of the global climate financing landscape and help journalists hone their reporting skills on climate change in the run-up to COP28. Following the workshop, participants are invited to attend the 3-day Innovate4Climate conference. 

Who should attend?

  • Journalists wishing to deepen their knowledge and gain skills on how to report climate finance 
  • Journalists committed to attending the I4C event and publishing a story on any of the topics discussed

  • Journalists who have published stories in main media outlets across regions

  • Journalists and/or communicators with a background in policy and science of climate change 

The Workshop will be a hybrid event, however if possible we strongly encourage participants to attend in person so that they can take full advantage of the entire Innovate4Climate program. 

Up to ten participants will receive a fully-funded scholarship for the three-day I4C event in Bilbao, Spain. We strongly encourage participants from the following regions to apply to our fully-funded scholarship: Middle East and North Africa; East Asia and Pacific; Small Island Developing States; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Africa.

Other selected participants are invited to join either online or in person. Participants attending in person will be expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. There is no fee to participate in the workshop and I4C conference.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Find out more and apply