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[VIRTUAL] Delivering Climate Investments at scale in Developing Countries

The event aims to explore:

  • How private investors can gain better access to good quality investments in developing countries climate/net-zero objectives
  • How to enable public/philanthropic organizations to de-risk investments to mobilize private capital towards high climate impact investments in developing countries
  • Opportunities for joining forces to maximize and scale up impact

The primary objective of this event is to discuss and contribute to create actionable investment pipeline vehicles within the existing climate finance architecture towards implementing and scaling up climate action in developing countries. Parties seek to showcase, discuss and agree specific collaboration activities in 2022-23 to achieve the primary objective.

The event is intended for private investors, governments and philanthropic foundations interested in collaborating towards increased climate investments in developing countries.

The event will be dual: (i) in-person at the COP27 International Conference Centre, Nordic Pavilion, for persons have security access to the Blue Zone and (ii) virtual. Capacity at the Nordic Pavilion is 50 people.


11:45-11:55: Welcome and Opening Address, Norwegian Minister of International Development, Anne Beathe Tvinnereim

11:55-12:05: Scene Setting, Convergence, CEO, Joan Larrea

12:05-12:20: Development Agencies’ perspectives on blended finance, Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador, Denmark, Ulrika Åkesson, Lead Policy Specialist Environment and Climate Change, Sida and Jan Wahlberg, Climate Ambassador, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

12:20-12:25: Investors’ objectives and interest, Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA and Jay Collins, Vice Chairman, Citibank

12:25-12:50: Panel Discussion: Collaborating to deliver on climate finance at scale in developing countries Moderated by Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID

  • Chris Kiptoo, Principal Secretary , Kenya Ministry of Environment
  • Simon Harford, CEO, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)
  • Nick Holder, Chief Operating Officer, Prudential Africa

Q&A including comment from Maria Kozloski, SVP Innovative Finance and Blended Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

12:50-13:00: Summary and next steps, Stig Traavik, Director Department for Climate and Environment, Norad and Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID

Date And Time

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at 09:45 AM GMT+00:00