Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Former Chief UN Climate Negotiator Yvo de Boer of the Global Green Growth Institute to Host High-Level COP21 Events



The Global Green Growth Institute and Yvo de Boer, GGGI's Director-General and former UNFCCC Executive Secretary, will participate in numerous events on challenges and opportunities for "green growth" projects in the developing world 

WHAT:
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote green growth, will participate in numerous activities during COP21 in Paris, as well as host events on December 7th and December 8th.

GGGI events will include the launch of a new partnership with multilateral development banks including the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and regional UN organizations, and a panel discussion on Three Steps to Green Finance.

WHO:
Yvo de Boer, the Director-General of GGGI, previously served as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as KPMG’s Global Chairman of Climate Change & Sustainability Services.

Yvo will be available in Paris from November 30-December 9 to discuss:
  • The work of GGGI to accelerate the transition to "green growth" in the developing world, including the major challenges and opportunities to developing, financing, and delivering green projects while not sacrificing economic growth;
  • The role of green growth in the COP21 negotiations and its importance as a driver for economic growth and social inclusion;
  • The desired and expected outcomes of COP21.
WHEN & WHERE:

*Video, photo, and interview opportunities available at all events only upon advance request and approval.*

NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) Fair
15:00 - 20:00, Wednesday, 2 December

Location To Be Confirmed By UNFCCC
  • Mr. Yvo de Boer, GGGI Director General, will make one of two keynote speeches together with Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, that will open the NAMA Fair (15:00 - 15:30).
  • In addition, GGGI's Green Investment Service (GIS) will organize a 1.5-hour panel session together with GIZ and UNEP-DTU on NAMA financing and technical assistance (16:30 - 18:00).
BINGO (Business, Industry, NGO) Day
16:45 - 18:15, Friday, 4 December

Location To Be Confirmed By UNFCCC
  • GGGI will organize a panel session on climate finance and project pipeline, together with the Carbon Disclosure Project, Climate-KIC, Green Technology Center-Korea, and the South Pole Group.
"Green Growth Africa" Day
15:30 - 18:00, Saturday, 5 December

Africa Pavilion
  • GGGI will organize a session "How do we mobilize climate finance for green growth in Africa?" Speakers for the session include senior officials from Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Facility, Rwanda's National Fund for Environment and Climate Change, the African Development Bank, and Nedbank.
Launch of the Inclusive Green Growth Partnership
15:30 - 18:30, Monday, 7 December

Korea Pavilion
  • GGGI will launch the Inclusive Green Growth Partnership with Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UN Economic Commission for Africa, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia to support developing countries transition to a model of green growth.
  • The launch will include a signing ceremony, two one-hour high-level panels, and a reception and dinner for the Partners. The high-level panel discussions will focus on: (1) Policy challenges to mainstream green growth in Developing and Least Developed Countries; and (2) New finance solutions to support them to deliver on their INDCs and SDGs more broadly.
Panel Discussion on Three Steps to Green Finance
15:30 - 18:00, Tuesday, 8 Decembe
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IETA Pavilion
  • The session will present GGGI's vision for promoting and facilitating green investments, looking at the linkages among international and domestic sources of finance as well as bankable project pipeline development. 
  • Speakers for the session include senior officials from Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green, Economy (CRGE) Facility, the Philippines' Climate Change Commission, Rwanda's national Fund for Environment and Climate Change, Colombia's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, and the Green Climate Fund.

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