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About the event
Monday, December 4 at 8:15 am GST/11:15 pm ET
In 2021, international public finance flows for adaptation and resilience amounted to $21.3 billion. However, this falls 10 to 18 times short of the need for adaptation finance in developing countries. As the planet heats up, the role of climate finance is becoming increasingly important and central to all COP discussions.
A growing number of insurers, banks, and investors are beginning to recognize the benefits of climate investments. In this panel event, our speakers will discuss how the financial system can drive transformational change—and how the public sector can activate these critical partnerships. Around the world, private financial institutions can develop financial instruments, frameworks, and metrics that can enhance adaptation and resilience solutions.
This event will showcase exceptional leadership from the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda finance outcomes and present the emerging business case on adaptation and resilience. Our climate finance experts will consider how the private and public finance sectors can lay the groundwork for a cooler, healthier future.
Register to join the conversation on the challenges and opportunities for climate financing.
Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Secretary General, Insurance Development Forum
Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change, High-Level Champion for COP27
Jorge Gastelumendi, Interim Director Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council
Daniela Stuffel, State Secretary for International Finance, Government of Switzerland
Panel 1: Leveraging the opportunities on adaptation and resilience
Moderator: Dr Nicola Ranger, Executive Director, Oxford Martin Systemic Resilience Programme
Francis Bouchard, Managing Director Climate, Marsh McLennan
Hope Murera, Managing Director, ZEP-RE
Mahesh Roy, Lead of Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda Finance Taskforce, Director Investor Strategies, IIGCC
Panel 2: Enhancing collaboration for accelerating the mobilization of private finance for adaptation and resilience
Jay Koh, Co-founder & Managing Director of The Lightsmith Group
Veronica Scotti, Chairperson Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re
Imen Meliane, Senior Climate Change Specialist at the Adaptation Fund
Luis Alejandro Noguera Robayo, Climate Finance Broker Facility Leader, Government of Colombia