Defining impact for the transition in concrete terms

Conferences - By : Alice PAUTHIER / Claire ESCHALIER

Official side-event – Summit for a new global financing pact

 

 

Context

In 2022, a global consensus was reached on the need to reform the global financial architecture, considered no longer “fit for purpose”. While most discussions focus on how to reform development finance institutions (DFIs), too little attention is paid to the concrete needs of developing countries and what the transition to low-carbon and resilient economies means for them. 

 

Objective of the side-event

This side-event seeks to bring in the debate country representatives and DFIs to exchange on how they are advancing on the climate and development agenda, what are their specific objectives related to the transition to low-carbon resilient economies and how to define impact? 

 

Organizers

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Iddri, Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), NewClimate Institute, World Resources Institute (WRI) 

 

Date and time: June 22nd, 10:15-11:15 CEST

Location: UNESCO, Paris  

Session will be livestreamed on the event platform during the Summit and a replay will be available after the Summit.

 

Provisional agenda:

Welcome remarks by Benoît Leguet, managing Director, I4CE 

 

Keynote speech: Morgan Despres, executive director, European Climate Foundation (TBC) 

 

Moderator: Bella Tonkonogy, director, CPI 

 

Part 1: What does the transition to low-carbon and resilient economy imply in different countries? 

 

  • Chantal Naidoo, founder and executive director of Rabia Transitions (perspective from South Africa);
  • Dr Arunabla Ghosh, climate expert & CEO of CEEW (perspectives from India);
  • Noor Syaifudin, fiscal policy department, Ministry of finance, Indonesia.

 

Part 2: How to define and maximize “impact” and support to countries in their transition? What changes are needed in the role played by MDBs and NDBs to maximize impact in the real economy?  

 

  • Stéphane Hallegatte, senior Climate Change Adviser, the World Bank;
  • Dr Al-Hamdou Dorsouma, director climate change and green growth African development Bank;
  • Catherine Koffman, Group Executive, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA);
  • Valerie Laxton, senior associate, Development Finance Institutions, Finance Center, WRI. 

 

Discussion: How would these changes support the transition in countries? What are the key success factors that you identify?

 

Reactions from panelists and exchange with the audience. 

Discussant: Nathalie, Mangondo, YOUNGO (perspectives from Zimbabwe). 

 

Concluding remarks by Aki Kachi, NewClimate Institut

 

22 Jun 2023

Defining impact for the transition in concrete terms

I4CE Contacts
Alice PAUTHIER
Alice PAUTHIER
Project Manager – Development finance Email
Claire ESCHALIER
Claire ESCHALIER
Team Lead – Development finance Email
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