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01 Nov 22

Convergence at COP27

The UN Climate Conference, COP27, will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18. Convergence will be an active participant, attending and contributing to events from November 6 - 12. Read on to find out which events we’ll be part of.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with our activities at COP27, 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


November 6

Africa Leaders' Reception at COP 27

Time & location: 7:00 – 9:00 PM, The Nature Zone, inside the Blue Zone

Role: Leah will attend

Organizers: IUCN, Proforest, Nature4Climate, P4F

November 8

Blended Finance: Mobilising Private Investors Towards Financing Sustainable Development

Time & location: 12:30 – 2:00 PM, EIB - Benelux Pavilion

Role: An interview on blended finance with Joan

Organizer: Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Initiative

NDC Investment Summit & Awards

Time & location: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, ICC Pavilion, Blue Zone

Role: Joan and Leah will attend

Organizer: Africa investor (Ai)

Catalyzing Finance for Net Zero, Nature-Positive Growth in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs)

Time & location: 4:00 – 4:55 PM, Auditorium A, Business Pavilion, Blue Zone

Role: Joan will be a panellist

Organizer: Boston Consulting Group

Innovative Instruments for Climate Adaptation Finance

Time & location: 4:00 - 5:00 PM, US Center, Sharm El Sheikh

Role: Leah will attend

Organizer: Lightsmith Group

November 9

Blended Finance for Good

Time & location: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Singapore Pavilion


  • Leah will deliver a Design Funding Ted-Talk, 10:00 – 10:20 AM
  • Joan will be a panellist on the panel: Making Blended Finance Work: Application of Use Cases, 10:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Organizer: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Delivering at scale on Climate Investments in Developing Countries

Time & location: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, Nordic Pavilion

Role: Joan will attend and Chris Clubb, Managing Director, Europe, will participate virtually

Organizers: USAID, Sida, Danida, Norad, Convergence

Climate Finance: Risk reduction as a tool to mobilise finance

Time & location: 12:30 – 2:00PM, Bellona Pavilion

Role: Leah will be a panellist

Organizer: Bellona Europa

COP27 Launch Event for Sharm El Sheikh Guidebook For Just Financing

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Role: Joan will speak

Organizer: Egyptian Government

Closing the financing gap for climate adaptation SMEs

Time & location: 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Charmillion Sea Life Resort

Role: Leah will attend

Organizer: PFAN

November 10

Devex @ COP27

Time & location: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Grand Rotana Resort and Spa

Role: Joan and Leah will attend

Organizer: Devex

A Celebration of Women Climate Leaders

Time & location: 7:30 PM, Savoy Hotel

Role: Joan will attend

Organizer: The Nature Conservancy