Climate Infrastructure Forum
Leaders Summit | 4-5 March 2019 | Barcelona
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 brought together a curated group of leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society 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.
A curated pool of policy, business, finance, and civil society leaders of change.
De-risking strategies to unlock infrastructure investments.
Energy, transport, water, buildings, and telecoms.
Developing standardized metric tools.
Identifying and sharing actionable solutions and tools.
Creating a transformative community of practice.
We are delighted to announce the participation of Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, as a Keynote Speaker at the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.
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.
Kirsten Snow Spalding
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce the participation of Dr Luigi Carafa, Executive Director of the Climate Infrastructure Partnership, as a Keynote Speaker at the Climate Infrastructure Forum 2019.
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
Amal-Lee AminChief Climate Division
Inter-American Development Bank
Cesar CarreñoSenior Officer, Low Carbon Cities
Carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat
Stephen HammerAdvisor, Global Partnerships and Strategy,
Climate Change Group
Sebastián KindUndersecretary of Renewable Energies
Ministry of Finance, Argentina
Julie PerkinsGWOPA Program Manager
Marc RibóBusiness Development Manager
Flavia RosembujGlobal Lead for Climate Business
International Finance Corporation
Speakers & Delegates
Maximiliano MorroneNational Director for the Promotion of Renewable Energy, Secretary of Energy, Argentina
Frederic XimenoComissioner for Ecology,
Barcelona City Council
Sylvain NachefInternational Business Development Director, Bouygues Energies & Services
James AlexanderDirector, City Finance Programme,
Kate HamptonCEO, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Mafalda DuarteHead, Climate Investment Funds
Jose AndreuLead Operations Officer, Climate Investment Funds
Francisco BeneditoCEO, ClimateTrade
Silvia CharpentierBoard Member,
Central Bank of Costa Rica
Matthew Jordan-TankDirector, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and Project Preparation (SI3P), Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD
Christopher HurstDirector General, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
Jose Luis MuñozDirector General, EIT Climate KIC Spain
Marco van der ReeDirector Business Development, EIT Climate-KIC
Neil WalmsleyInternational Business Development & Partnerships Lead, EIT Climate-KIC
José LluchBusiness Development, EIT Climate-KIC
Claudio MemoliE-Industries Strategy, Enel X
Carlo PapaDirector, ENEL Foundation
Audrey QuehenSenior Manager External Relations, ENGIE
Gebru EndalewFormer Chair LDCs, Ethiopia
Yvon SlingenbergDirector for International, Mainstreaming and Policy Coordination, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Antonio BurgueñoDirector of Quality and CSR,
David Garcia NuñezDirector of Communication,
Arnau QueraltDirector Advisory Council for Sustainable Development, Generalitat de Catalunya
Isidre SalaDirector General for Multilateral and European Affairs, Generalitat de Catalunya
Tony ClampDeputy Director, Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund
Jonathan PershingProgram Director of Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Stephanie MaierDirector, Responsible Investment, HSBC Global Asset Management
Ivan Corbacho MoralesAdvisor, IDB Invest
Ricardo GonzalezInvestment Officer, Blended Finance, IFC
Stephanie PfeiferCEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
Pia Heidenmark CookChief Sustainability Officer, IKEA
Karol GobczynskiHead of Climate and Energy, IKEA
Maria TapiaLead Climate Change Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Mustapha BakkouryPresident & CEO, Masen
Ali ZeroualiHead of Institutional Relations, Masen
Stephanie Goodrid-LawsonExecutive Director, McKinney Family Foundation
Sasja BeslikHead of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea Bank
Anthony CoxDeputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
Robert MetzkeHead of Sustainability, Philips
John TidmarshChief Investment Officer,
R20 Regions of Climate Action
Michael NorthropProgram Director, Sustainable Development,
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Isabel GarroSpecial Adviser High Commissioner for the Agenda 2030, Spain
Francisco HerasAdaptation Unit Spanish Climate Change Office, Ministry for Ecological Transition, Spain
Francisco Doblas-ReyesEarth Sciences Department Director, Supercomputing Center BSC
James GrabertDirector, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UN Climate Change
Patricia PurcellHead of Parnterships, UN Global Compact
Joan ClosFormer Executive Director,
Marco AttisaniCEO, Watly
Laura Canas da CostaSenior Advisor Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland
David PistoniCEO, Zeleros Hyperloop
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.
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