Cooperation for Climate Impact
Online workshop, 7th and 10th June 2021
Practical workshop promoting cooperation in climate and transition finance between public and private institutions through trade, development and economic impact
Workshop focused on cooperation for climate finance
Our objective is to work together with participants to identify best practices and common roadblocks to cooperative climate finance and develop a catalogue of approaches based on the experience and ideas shared during the meeting.
We will publish the final outcomes and distribute these to participants and contributors following the workshop
Help us plan the meeting by sharing your views and experience
We are asking practitioners in trade and development finance to share views, experiences and case studies in advance to help us structure the discussions and plan follow-up for this collaborative project.
- Share a case study / example of successful cooperation and innovation
- Tell us about new products or changes to policy / processes in your institution
- Help us identify the biggest challenges to financing climate impact
monday 7th June
The opening day of the workshop is structured around a series of presentations and discussions which will provide a background to the climate finance landscape and help frame the workshop challenges
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Michal Ron, President, Berne Union, and Chief International Officer, SACE
How international finance is adapting to meet climate imperatives
- Substantive changes to mandate / policy and models of sustainability
- Process changes within existing business
- Scope of climate initiatives: a need for a more-joined up approach?
- Suzanne Gaboury, Director General, Private Sector Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Helen Meekings, Head of Policy and Climate Change, UK Export Finance (UKEF)
- Kohei Toyoda, Chief Representative Dubai Office, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
- Estelle Mercier, Head of International Climate Unit, Agence française de développement (AFD)
- Mayke Geradts, Vice President - Sustainable Finance, ING
- Diana Smallridge, President, International Financial Consulting
The evolving landscape for blended finance
- Katherine Stodulka, Programme Director, Blended Finance Task Force
TUESDAY 8th June
During the following days, participants will split into small groups to brainstorm how we can tackle common roadblocks to successful finance of climate projects, based on challenges and case studies submitted by the community in advance. These discussions should take approximately 1 hour.
BR1 Green standards
BR3 Preferred Creditor Status
BR2 Financing climate technologies
BR4 How to make climate objectives an integral part of the business
BR5 Cooperative structures for climate impact
BR6 Transition finance
BR7 Investment in sustainable infrastructure in less developed and high-risk markets
THURSDAY 10th June
All workshop participants will reconvene on Thursday for a shorter session online during which the facilitators of each group will present feedback on the outcomes of their discussions and compare responses across all participants.
After this, final questions, wrap up and next steps for future CSM exchanges.
Report back from Breakouts