EBRD holds FINTECC event at COP21 climate conference in Paris

30 Nov 2015
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The EBRD will host a side-event at COP21 in Paris, entitled “Financing Climate Technology Transfer, and Private Sector Engagement”

The event will explore the transformational opportunity afforded by climate technologies, and key aspects of enabling technology transfer for climate change mitigation and adaptation, such as:

  • improving ‘North-South’ and ‘South-South’ technology transfer
  • the role of the UNFCCC’s Technology Mechanism, of MDBs, and of climate financing institutions in enabling this transfer
  • ways of engaging with the private sector to drive investments

Speakers include José María Figueres, Chairman, Rocky Mountain Institute; Josué Tanaka, MD, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD; and Professor Ralph Sims, Director of the Centre for Energy Research at Massey University.

Many other senior figures will also speak, including from the International Energy Agency (IEA); Green Climate Fund (GCF); Global Environment Facility (GEF); PwC; Technology Executive Committee (TEC); Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN); Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi; University of Sussex; Politecnico di Milano; and the EBRD.

The side-event is hosted by the EBRD’s FINTECC Programme (Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change), supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The side-event will be held at COP21 on 2 December from 0830 – 1200 (followed by canapés until 1300) in the IETA & WBCSD  Business Hub, Pavilion 4, Hall 3, Conference Centre (Blue Zone).

Full speaker details and all other details are available in the agenda here.

The contact persons for this event are Sumeet Manchanda (ManchanS@ebrd.com) and Jan-Willem van de Ven (VandeveJ@ebrd.com)

Further information

Learn more about the EBRD’s presence at COP21 here.

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