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The EIB at the UN’s COP 21 climate conference

The EIB at the UN’s COP 21 climate conference

  •  Date: 30 November 2015 - 11 December 2015
  •  Location:
    • Paris
    • France

The EIB has observer status at COP 21, the annual meeting of global leader and climate action specialists. Global nations will negotiate and shape their contributions to reduce carbon emission and promote climate-resilient growth in Europe as well as in developing and emerging countries. A key objective in these negotiations will be achieving a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.  This year, the conference will be held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December.

The EIB delegation to Paris consists of high-level experts and officials, and is headed by EIB President Hoyer and the Vice-President Jonathan Taylor, responsible for Climate Change and Environment.

The Bank will also share its unique expertise in a number of panel discussions and cooperate with different organisations to showcase their climate finance products. This year, the EIB has partnered with UNEP Climate Action and with the World Climate Summit, and will also feature at several side events, roundtables and discussions, including the Caring for Climate Business Forum, a high-level meeting on mobilising climate finance for development action amongst CEOs, Ministers and UN delegates.

The EIB will also have an exhibit booth where delegates can learn more about our climate action activities.

Selection of open events featuring EIB delegates

Joint MDB event: 'Mobilizing Climate Finance for Development Action'

EIB speaker: Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank; Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action
When: 30 November, 17:30- 19:15
Where: Le Bourget, OECD Pavillion
What: Joint MDB event: Climate Finance Tracking and mobilising private finance with a focus on mobilisation of private finance.
Description: The private sector has an important role in unlocking finance in support of the transition to low carbon, climate resilient economies in developing countries. This session will explore the methodological possibilities to develop, estimate and evaluate the amount of private finance mobilised by developed countries’ public interventions for climate action in developing countries.

Press Release

Statement

IETA and WBCSD Business Hub

EIB speaker: Matthew Arndt
When: 3 December, 18:00-19:30
Where: Le Bourget, OECD Pavilion
What: EIB side-event: Scaling-up adaptation finance-is it really a mission impossible?
Description: With adaptation finance only playing a small role in global climate finance, there is an ever-growing need for it to be scaled-up to deal with climate change. A panel of adaptation specialists and investment professionals from the private and public sector will explore new ways to increase adaptation finance while focusing on financial mechanisms for countries most vulnerable to climate change.


EIB speaker: Christopher Knowles, Head of Climate Change and Environment, Operations Directorate
When: 10 December, 15:30-17:00
Where: Le Bourget, WBCSD/IETA Pavilion
What: EIB side-event: Engaging the trillions – innovative climate finance mechanisms for institutional investors
Description: There is a growing demand for significant new investment in low carbon infrastructure to simultaneously sustain global economic growth and address climate change concerns. Institutional investors seeking uncorrelated and higher yielding investments, whilst playing their part in addressing climate change, can partially fill the financing gap. This side event will present examples and ideas for institutional investors who want to engage on climate finance.

For further information, click here.

EU Climate Finance

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action
When: 4 December, 12:30-14:00
Where: Le Bourget, EU Pavilion
What: EU climate finance- delivering and leading ahead
Description: The EU and its member states are a global leader in climate finance, with 14.5 billion Euros delivered in 2014, commitments to upscale until 2020, and a further rise of official development assistance until 2030. In this flagship event, high-level representatives from the EU and major international partners will inform about new developments in the international climate finance landscape, and will engage with the audience on the steps to take post-Paris.

Press Release


EIB speaker: Eefje Schmid
When: 4 December, 14:30 - 16:00
Where: Le Bourget, EU Pavilion
What: EU Blending 2.0: mobilising climate action
Description: This event will present the status of EU initiatives that are currently ongoing and will provide a framework for discussing several case studies in different regional facilities. The format will include a session of keynote interventions, including presentations of case studies, followed by discussions with the audience.

World Climate Summit

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action
When: 6 December, 12:00-13:00
Where: Hotel Potocki
What: Plenary: “Partnering for our future”
Description: If we want to succeed in combating climate change and implement the necessary actions decided during COP21, we will need Public-Private Partnerships to support the different solutions necessary through providing finance, technology and products. This summit will address the questions: What are successful examples of PPPs? What role has finance to play to help scale PPPs? And how can we scale best practice with global impact?

For further information, click here.

Global Landscapes Forum

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action; Jane Feehan, Natural Resources specialist; James Ranaivoson, Climate Change specialist; Enrico Canu Climate Change specialist.
When: 6 December, 16:30-18:00
Where: Palais des Congrès
What: Mobilizing Finance for Integrated Landscape initiatives: Three Scalable Financial Instruments
Description:Integrated landscape initiatives invest heavily in institutional planning and coordination. However, in order to engage the private sector, different financial instruments need to be considered. This discussion forum will give the opportunity to present concrete business cases in conjunction with three financial instrument solutions: multi layered investment funds; Conservation/environmental performance indexed bonds and Landscape/AFOLU “green bonds”.

For further information, click here.

Solutions for financing the transition: the European experience

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action; Christopher Knowles, Head of Climate Change and Environment, Operations Directorate
When: 7 December, 13:30-16:00
Where: Le Bourget, Climate Generations Zone, room 4
What: On the road to a low carbon economy. Solutions for financing the transition: the European experience
Description:High level institutional representatives, CEOs end experts in the green sector will attend this session to present the specific financing needs of low carbon projects and highlight the financing tools and public policies that could help bridge the gap of investments needed to limit climate warming to 2 degrees.

Side event: Mainstreaming climate change within financial institutions

EIB speaker:Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action, Nancy Saich, Climate and Environmental specialist.
When: 7 December, 16:45-18:15
Where: Le Bourget, UNFCC room
What: Mainstreaming climate change within financial institutions
Description: With a focus on mainstreaming; a panel of 5 speakers (3 organisers plus a governmental institution plus a financial organisation representative) will discuss the possible launch of the 'Principles for mainstreaming climate action in financial institutions’.

Sustainable Innovation Forum (day 1 and 2)

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action
When: 7 December, 14:30-15:30
Where: Stade de France, 93216 Saint Denis
What: Plenary: "De-carbonising Global Energy Supply: Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Opportunities"
Description: This session will explore the increasing role of renewable energy technologies on low carbon development, and how new technologies and grid technologies can increase climate change technologies.


EIB speaker: Martin Berg
When: 8 December, 14:15-15:35
Where: Stade de France, 93216 Saint-Denis
What: Climate finance for low-carbon innovation
Description: Debate on climate finance. This session will be a roundtable event with experts discussing a range of topics relating to Climate finance.

For further information, click here.

AGWA (the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation) Forum

EIB speaker: Nancy Saich, Climate and Environmental specialist
When: 2 December, 9:30-14:00
Where: Le Bourget, Civil Society Zone, Mandela Room
What: Climate is Water: Solutions for the future
Description:This interactive event will bring international speakers from a range of organizations to share their experiences on how to manage, adapt and mitigate water within a changing climate. The session will be divided into two parts; the first one will introduce the Water and Climate Day’s key messages whilst the second session will be for sharing and discussing some interesting solutions and project examples.

For further information, click here.

Caring for Climate Business Forum

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action
When: TBC
Where: Le Bourget
What: High-level meeting with UN and government representatives
Description: The Caring for Climate Business Forum will provide a venue for business and investors to meet with civil society, UN and government representatives to discuss the climate agenda. With plenary and thematic sessions, the Forum will serve as a platform to announce new commitments to progress and action.

For further information, click here.

High Level Assembly

EIB speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, responsible for Environment and Climate Action
When: 8 December, 15:00-17:00
Where: Le Bourget, Blue Zone
What: High Level Assembly
Description: This Assembly will show the launch of the implementation plan of the Coalition's 5 Year Strategy 2020; an opportunity for invitees to share their role and success stories with Ministers, CEOs, heads of CCAC and partner organisations.


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