Developing new infrastructure: Philanthropy’s role in accelerating a climate finance ecosystem

By Climate Action Pledge

COUNTRY

Online and Hong Kong SAR China

Date & time

23 September 2020

9:00pm

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23 September 2020

About this event

The conversation features
Ivan Tse (Moderator), Founder and Managing Director, Global Friends Philanthropy
Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director, Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute
And invited guests

2020 was to be a crucial year for progress on climate change with considerable focus on COP26 and (expected) new, ambitious government commitments to further reduce GHG emissions. The covid-19 pandemic has delayed the COP process and redirected our collective attention to limiting the depth and breadth of the pandemic’s far-reaching negative impacts. It has also, however, created an opening for introducing even deeper systemic change. It has brought into sharp relief the weaknesses of our current systems and created an appetite to move beyond incremental improvements — to rethink our priorities, reimagine the economic and social systems that support our goals, and determine how to re-set those systems to deliver better outcomes. We at CAP believe that the philanthropic sector can play an important role in supporting these transformative processes and, with that in mind, crafted and recorded a series of three fireside chats on From Emergency to Emerging: Opportunities for Transformative Climate Action to engage the sector in exploring new pathways to support a climate-focused re-set.

Developing new infrastructure: Philanthropy’s role in accelerating a climate finance ecosystem was the second chat recorded in the series, which you can watch here. On September 23 we will reconvene the speakers, along with a few special commentators and guests, to discuss ideas and proposals that were originally shared in the chat, and consider how more space can be made to implement changes that strengthen the climate finance ecosystem and help us make systems that are more resilient, human-centric and climate-focused.

You are encouraged to watch the video of the original fireside chat in advance and join us ready to further advance the conversation. A written summary can also be provided on request. Please RSVP to Nancy Smith (nsmith@theglobalfriends.org) to receive the Zoom details. We look forward to having you join the conversation!

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