Climate Infrastructure Forum

High-level roundtable | 4-5 March 2019 | Barcelona

Shaping the future of infrastructure

Challenging investment environments in developing countries have resulted in a multi-trillion annual shortfall that is needed to finance sustainable infrastructure.

The boundaries of what is sustainable infrastructure are unclear. This can jeopardize investment decisions, potentially resulting in missed opportunities and stranded assets.

The Climate Infrastructure Forum will bring together a curated group of policy, business, finance, and civil society leaders to build actionable solutions around the sustainable infrastructure imperative – with the aim of accelerating investment and making it consistent with the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

Event Highlights

50+ Participants

A curated pool of policy, business, finance, and civil society leaders.

Investment De-risking

De-risking strategies to unlock infrastructure investments.

5 Sectors

Electricity, transport, water, buildings, and digital infrastructure.

Metrics

Developing standardized metric tools.

Actionable Solutions

Identifying and sharing actionable solutions and tools.

Networking

Creating a transformative community of practice.

Keynote Conference

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News

Christiana Figueres Confirmed
as Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce the participation of Ms. Christiana Figueres, Convenor of Mission 2020 and former Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, as a Keynote Speaker at the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.

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Kirsten Snow Spalding Confirmed
as Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce the participation of Ms. Kirsten Snow Spalding, Investor Network Director of Ceres, as a Keynote Speaker at the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.

Takahiro TSUDA

Takahiro Tsuda Confirmed
as Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce the participation of Mr. Takahiro Tsuda, Director for Development Policy Coordination at the Ministry of Finance, Japan G20 Presidency, as a Keynote Speaker at the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.

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James Grabert Confirmed
as Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce the participation of Mr. James Grabert, Director Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UN Climate Change, as a Keynote Speaker at the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.

LuigiCarafa

Luigi Carafa confirmed
as Moderator

We are delighted to announce that Dr Luigi Carafa, Executive Director of the Climate Infrastructure Partnership, is the moderator of the inaugural keynote debate of the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.

Agenda

  • Monday, March 4th
  • Opening remarks
    11:30 - 12:00
  • Keynote Conference: Infrastructure Systems, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
    12:00 - 13:30
  • Executive lunch
    13:30 - 15:00
  • Leadership Roundtable:
    Shaping the Future of Infrastructure
    15:00 - 18:00
  • Tour of Sant Pau Landmark
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday, March 5th
  • Session I - Metrics for Sustainable Infrastructure: Defining the Boundaries, Unlocking Institutional Investment
    10:00 - 13:00
  • Executive lunch
    13:00 - 14:30
  • Session II - Derisking Strategies: Transforming the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 into investment
    14:30 - 16:30
  • Session III - Cities: Unlocking urban infrastructure investment
    16:30 - 18:00
  • Closing remarks
    18:00 - 18:30

Documents & Videos

Keynote Conference

Leadership Roundtable

Advisory Committee

AmalLeeAmin

Amal-Lee Amin

Chief Climate Division
Inter-American Development Bank
CesarCarreño

Cesar Carreño

Senior Officer, Low Carbon Cities
Carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat
StephenHammer

Stephen Hammer

Advisor, Global Partnerships and Strategy,
Climate Change Group
World Bank
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Sebastián Kind

Undersecretary of Renewable Energies
Ministry of Finance, Argentina
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Julie Perkins

GWOPA Program Manager
UN Habitat
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Marc Ribó

Business Development Manager
Abertis
FlaviaRosembuj

Flavia Rosembuj

Global Lead for Climate Business
International Finance Corporation

Speakers & Delegates

MaximilianoMorrone

Maximiliano Morrone

National Director for the Promotion of Renewable Energy, Secretary of Energy, Argentina
Frederic Ximeno

Frederic Ximeno

Comissioner for Ecology,
Barcelona City Council
SylvainNachef

Sylvain Nachef

International Business Development Director, Bouygues Energies & Services
JamesAlexander

James Alexander

Director, City Finance Programme,
C40 Cities
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Kate Hampton

CEO, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
MafaldaDuarte

Mafalda Duarte

Head, Climate Investment Funds
JoseAndreu

Jose Andreu

Lead Operations Officer, Climate Investment Funds
FranciscoBenedito

Francisco Benedito

CEO, ClimateTrade
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Silvia Charpentier

Board Member,
Central Bank of Costa Rica
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Matthew Jordan-Tank

Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and Project Preparation (SI3P), Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD
ChristopherHurst

Christopher Hurst

Director General, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
JoseLuisMunyoz

Jose Luis Muñoz

Director General, EIT Climate KIC Spain
MarcoVanDerRee

Marco van der Ree

Director Business Development, EIT Climate-KIC
NeilWalmsley

Neil Walmsley

International Business Development & Partnerships Lead, EIT Climate-KIC
JoseLluch

José Lluch

Business Development, EIT Climate-KIC
ClaudioMemoli

Claudio Memoli

E-Industries Strategy, Enel X
CarloPapa

Carlo Papa

Director, ENEL Foundation
AudreyQUEHEN

Audrey Quehen

Senior Manager External Relations, ENGIE
Gebru-Jember-Endalew

Gebru Endalew

Former Chair LDCs, Ethiopia
YvonSlingenberg

Yvon Slingenberg

Director for International, Mainstreaming and Policy Coordination, DG Climate Action, European Commission
AntonioBurgueño

Antonio Burgueño

Director of Quality and CSR,
FCC Construcción
DavidGarcia

David Garcia Nuñez

Director of Communication,
FCC Construcción
ArnauQueralt

Arnau Queralt

Director Advisory Council for Sustainable Development, Generalitat de Catalunya
IsidreSala

Isidre Sala

Director General for Multilateral and European Affairs, Generalitat de Catalunya
TonyClamp

Tony Clamp

Deputy Director, Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
JonathanPershing

Jonathan Pershing

Program Director of Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
StephanieMaier

Stephanie Maier

Director, Responsible Investment, HSBC Global Asset Management
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Ivan Corbacho Morales

Advisor, IDB Invest
RicardoGonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez

Investment Officer, Blended Finance, IFC
StephaniePfeifer

Stephanie Pfeifer

CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
PiaHeidenmarkCook

Pia Heidenmark Cook

Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA
KarolGobczynski

Karol Gobczynski

Head of Climate and Energy, IKEA
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Maria Tapia

Lead Climate Change Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
MustaphaBakkoury

Mustapha Bakkoury

President & CEO, Masen
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Ali Zerouali

Head of Institutional Relations, Masen
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Stephanie Goodrid-Lawson

Executive Director, McKinney Family Foundation
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Sasja Beslik

Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea Bank
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Anthony Cox

Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
RobertMetzke

Robert Metzke

Head of Sustainability, Philips
JohnTIDMARSH

John Tidmarsh

Chief Investment Officer,
R20 Regions of Climate Action
MichaelNorthrop

Michael Northrop

Program Director, Sustainable Development,
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
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Isabel Garro

Special Adviser High Commissioner for the Agenda 2030, Spain
FranciscoHeras

Francisco Heras

Adaptation Unit Spanish Climate Change Office, Ministry for Ecological Transition, Spain
FranciscoDoblas-Reyes

Francisco Doblas-Reyes

Earth Sciences Department Director, Supercomputing Center BSC
JamesGrabert

James Grabert

Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UN Climate Change
PatriciaPurcell

Patricia Purcell

Head of Parnterships, UN Global Compact
JoanClos

Joan Clos

Former Executive Director,
UN Habitat
MarcoATTISANI

Marco Attisani

CEO, Watly
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Laura Canas da Costa

Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland
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David Pistoni

CEO, Zeleros Hyperloop

Venue

The Roundtable took place at the Climate Infrastructure Partnership's headquarters, the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Landmark, in the framework of the collaboration agreement between the Sant Pau Foundation and the Diputació de Barcelona.

Visit Sant Pau's official photo stream here. Photo credits: Sant Pau Foundation.

STATISTICS

Annual global investment flows compared

455
billion USDClimate finance
3400
billion USDInfrastructure investment
6270
billion USDRequired sustainable infrastructure investment

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