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17 Nov 23

Convergence at COP28 — Calendar of events

Convergence at COP28 — Calendar of events

Convergence will attend COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from December 1-7 to host, participate in and attend events and meetings. Find out below which events we’ll be part of and add them to your calendar.

Let us know the COP28 events you'd like us to attend or participate in by filling out this survey and also let us know who we can connect with while in Dubai.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with our activities at COP28, and check back to this page as we keep it updated it throughout COP.

Convergence Delegation

  • Joan Larrea, CEO
  • Leah Pedersen, Senior Director, Market Acceleration and Design Innovation
  • David Schwartz, Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships


Date & time (GST)Event typeEvent titleLocationOrganizer
Dec 1, 4:00PM-5:00PMPanel DiscussionThe State of Blended Finance in the Indo-Pacific and Southeast Asia RegionsAustralian Pavilion, Blue ZoneConvergence & Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Dec 1, 5:00PM-7:00PMReceptionNature Positive Pavilion Opening ReceptionNature Positive Pavilion, Blue ZoneThe Nature Conservancy
Dec 2, 2:00PM-3:00PMShowcaseRwanda Green Taxonomy ShowcaseRwanda Pavillion, Blue zoneKigali International Financial Centre, UNDP Rwanda
Dec 2, 2:30PM-4:00PMPanel DiscussionUnlocking Climate Blended Finance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Climate Finance Hub, Green ZoneHSBC, UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA), Convergence
Dec 3, 8:000AM-8:30PMLaunch EventClean Energy for Development: A Call to Action (CEDCA)Francophonie Pavilion - Blue ZoneInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Dec 3, 10:45AM-12:00PMPanel DiscussionBuilding a Sustainable Tomorrow: Climate Funding for AsiaSingapore Pavilion, Blue ZoneAVPN
Dec 3, 1:00-6:00PMPanel DiscussionAdvancing the TransitionInnovation Zone at Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events CentreS&P Global
Dec 3, 2:10PM-3:10PMInnovation ShowcaseDesigning blended finance for climate goalsSingapore Pavilion, Blue ZoneConvergence & Monetary Authority of Singapore
Dec 3, 3:45PM-4:30PMPanel DiscussionNarrowing the Funding Gap: Scaling Blended Finance to Mobilize Climate Action in Developing and Upper Middle-Income Countries (UMIC)Malaysian Pavilion, Blue ZoneUNDP Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei
Dec 4, 10:00AM-11:00AMPanel DiscussionProject Generation to Incent Private Capital Mobilization in EMDEsUNFCCC Pavilion, Blue ZoneCiti Bank
Dec 4, 12:00PM-1:00PMPanel DiscussionInnovative Mechanisms to Achieve Net-ZeroUICCA Pavilion, Green ZoneUICCA
Dec 4, 3:30PM-5:00PMPanel DiscussionBlended Finance in Climate Action: Real-world ExamplesBenelux - EIB Pavilion, Blue ZoneBenelux, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Dec 4, 4:00PM-4:45PMPanel DiscussionBlended finance to mobilize private investment to climate adaptation: Progress to date and bigger potential going forwardNordic Pavilion, Blue ZoneConvergence & Nordic Development Fund