Austrian Climate Change Workshop. 30.-31.3.2017, Vienna
Join the Austrian Climate Change Workshop titled Beyond Paris – Financing and Implementing Climate Change Commitments, an event hosted by Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) and co-organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Environment, taking place on 30 and 31 March 2017 at Kommunalkredit Group’s conference facilities close to Vienna’s city centre.
The event combines knowledge-sharing on key climate change issues and networking with over 25 high-level national and international speakers of the international climate change arena, including from Allianz Climate Solutions, Climate Policy Initiative, EBRD, EIB, European Commission, ICLEI, GIZ, IFC, NAMA Facility, NEFCO, KfW, OECD, REEEP, UN Capital Development Fund, UNDP and many other think tanks and cutting edge consulting firms. It will be carried out in a conference-style setting and will include the following sessions:
- Status and future direction of international climate change policies, based on the outcomes from COP 22 in Marrakesh and complemented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals with regards to climate resilience, low-carbon development, climate finance and cross-cutting issues,
- Scaling-up financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation, presenting lessons learnt, strategies for scaling-up as well as new initiatives led by development finance institutions that contribute to achieve national climate change action plans and involve the private sector,
- Climate finance – paving the way for the private sector, outlining approaches on how private sector actors can be brought on board to reduce emissions and increase climate resilience,
- Applying results-based financing to climate change, looking at different initiatives across mitigation and adaptation,
- City-wide initiatives aiming at maximizing environmental, economic and social benefits in line with local priorities, tailored to budgets and based on thorough stakeholder dialogue,
- Greening of the financial system, outlining the risks, challenges and opportunities for channeling investments into climate-friendly assets.
The entrance fee (EUR 200) includes the evening networking dinner on 30 March, as well.