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Upcoming LEDS Events

COP 20 – LEDS GP Side Event

8 December 2014 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM Energy Pavilion at Voces por el Clima
(shuttles will be available from the COP facilities to the Voces por el Clima)

A number of countries and institutions are advancing climate resilient low emission development, including clean energy policies, agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU) related initiatives and other measures around the world. The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) harnesses the collective knowledge and resources of more than 140 countries, international donors and technical organizations to strengthen and support these efforts.

The LEDS in Action side event will focus on areas of emerging LEDS leadership in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting impactful activities of the LEDS GP regional platforms to advance LEDS, including clean energy measures, through peer learning and technical support. The event will also highlight resources and services available from the global working groups of the LEDS GP on finance, benefits assessment, sub-national programs, and energy, AFOLU, and transport measures. It will emphasize discussions with the audience to support learning from a diverse group of LEDS stakeholders and to identify key opportunities to enhance these regional and global programs going forward.


COP20 Climate Change Conference

1-12 December 2014 Lima, Peru

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 will be hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru. More information will be made available soon on the UNFCC website: [1] LEDGP.org Page(s): [2]


E-Learning Course: Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development

1-12 December 2014

The course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design phase of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) investment plans and strategic programs. The objective of this course is to teach policymakers, planners and climate change practitioners how to design and finance strategic plans and programs for low carbon and climate resilient development that go beyond a project-by-project approach. For more information, please visit: [http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/investment-planning-toward-low-emission-development ] LEDGP.org Page(s): [3]

Webinar: Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia

16 December 2014
Beijing 9:00 AM // Jakarta 8:00 AM // Hanoi 8:00 AM // Bangkok 8:00 AM // New Delhi 6:30 AM // Washington, DC 9:00pm (on December 15)

To Register: [4]

Asia’s fast-growing cities and developing countries face a significant challenge in raising financial resources to face the climate change challenge – and it’s clear that public funding and international concessional sources will not be enough. Green bonds are debt instruments placed in international financial markets that have captured public attention due to their unique features and the almost twofold volume jump in the past two years – so far in 2014, green bonds have mobilized US$30 billion (and counting).

But, what are the characteristics of issuers of green bonds and what determines their access to capital markets? What are the expectations of investors buying them so far? Assuming creditworthiness requirements are met, how do they compare to the traditional sources of financing for state agencies, state-owned enterprises, or local governments?

This Webinar intends to provide a basic understanding about green bonds and how they fit in the climate finance landscape. Background in finance and economics is desirable although not required as speakers will describe financial pre-conditions for potential new issuers of green bonds.

This Webinar is intended as an introduction to green bonds for anyone interested in climate finance and especially those looking to work with potential issuers to introduce them to the green bond market and help grow the market.

Speakers:

Heike Reichelt is Head of Investor Relations and New Products at the World Bank Treasury. The World Bank borrows around USD 40 billion annually in the international capital markets. Her team manages relationships with bond investors and rating agencies, and develops new debt products for investors – such as the World Bank Green Bonds. Heike plays a key role in the World Bank’s outreach to the sustainable and impact investing community.

Talieh Williams is the Manager of Governance and Sustainable Investment at UniSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. Talieh is responsible for managing the integration of environmental, social and governance considerations within UniSuper’s AU$45B investment portfolio (across all asset classes). UniSuper is an early investor in green bonds as these instruments began to be offered in the Australian market.

Joon-Suk Lee is the Senior Deputy Director in Treasury Department of KEXIM. Mr. Lee has worked in various capacities including Loan officer of the Project Finance Department & Buyer Credit Department, where his major responsibility was to take due diligence and to extend credit support for eligible overseas projects. KEXIM was the first agency issuing a green bond in Asia in support of Korea's green investment programs.

Moderator

Jane Ebinger is the Manager for Climate Change Policy in the World Bank’s Climate Policy and Finance Department. She leads a team that works on climate policy, tools and metrics. Jane leads the team working on financial innovation for climate projects and serves as Co-Chair for the LEDS Global Partnership.

For additional information, please contact Laura Tlaiye at ltlaiye@worldbank.org or Amanda Jerneck at ajerneck@worldbank.org

Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Third Annual Conference "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact

29-30 January 2015

The event is hosted in partnership with the University of Venice, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The GGKP was established by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UNEP and the World Bank. Fiscal instruments, such as environmental taxes, pollution charges, subsidies for green technologies, green budgeting, and tax incentives can play a crucial role in promoting a green economy by creating needed fiscal space while limiting environmental externalities. The key to successful implementation and political acceptance of fiscal instruments hinges on effective complementary measures, in particular, addressing distributional impacts. For more information please visit: [http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/conference2015 ]LEDGP.org Page(s): [http://ledsgp.org/events ]

Past Events

For information about past events, see past partnership events.