COP27 French Pavilion
Side Event

COP27 - French Pavilion


9 November 2022 - Finance Day

Eastern European Standard Time
12h00 - 13h30 (GMT+2)

Central European Standard Time
11h00 - 12h30 (GMT+1)

Private sector finance mechanisms to increase climate resilience

Join us to discuss how the private sector can enhance adaptation through impact finance and de-risking, and how public-private partnerships can boost this effort.
The 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place from 8-18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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Part 1: How to scale up impact finance?

Impact finance could help to finance the transition of the real economy. Finance 4 Tomorrow, 2 Degrees Investing Initiative and Crédit Agricole will discuss the tools enabling financial actors to have an impact on the real economy (global financial instruments such as green bonds, sustainability linked loans, etc., but also methodologies such as the Climate Impact Management System and tools developed by the Paris Financial Center).
They will also share concrete examples of how to accompany actors, especially on emerging markets, towards climate resilience.

Keynote Speaker:
Thierry Deau, Chair of Finance For Tomorrow and CEO of Meridiam

Xavier Ploquin, Senior Associate and Chief of staff to Meridiam CEO
Hélène Lanier, Managing Director, 2 Degrees Investing Initiative (2DII)
Sarya Kudsi, Executive Director, Sustainable Banking MENA, Crédit Agricole CIB

Raphaël Lebel, Finance For Tomorrow

Part 2:  5 ways private sector is driving climate resilience

The adaptation financing gap is too large for the public sector alone to bear – the private sector needs to play a significant role either as investor and/or insurer. AXA Climate, Proparco, WTW and Lagos State Government will discuss a number of concrete case studies showing how blended finance initiatives can boost investment in emerging countries and how impact funds are tackling the strongest carbon emitting sectors. They will also cover innovative solutions from de-risking tools for supply chains, to disaster financing mechanisms for cities and natural assets.How can these concrete case studies be replicated to reach scale?

Karina Whalley, AXA Climate Head of Public Sector
Arnaud Uzabiaga, Proparco Head of Impact
Rowan Douglas, WTW Head of Climate and Resilience Hub
Sam Egube, Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget

Roslyn Stein, AXA Group Head of Climate and Biodiversity

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