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As countries move forward to implement national climate strategies, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and more broadly Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), there is an increasing need to understand how to transform investment needs into capital raising and financing plans. Today countries in Central Europe are moving forward to collect the information and data to support this process.

This webinar looked at the emerging insights from the CEE countries and how they are beginning to track domestic climate investment and finance. Experts will also discuss how CEE countries are integrating this into the climate policy planning process and implementation.

Moderation: Zofia Wetmanska – WiseEuropa

Introduction: Where are we today on the European Sustainable Finance Agenda – Tom Jess E3G (TBC)

Climate Investments in the CEE region: the Increase in Climate Finance and Investment Tracking in Central Europe

Presentation of New Insights:

  • Czech Landscape of Climate Finance – Michaela Valentová, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Lessons from Latvian Landscape – Agris Kamenders (Riga Technical university)
  • The connection between the real economy tracking and the sustainable finance agenda – Zofia Wetmanska, WiseEuropa & Hanna Fekete, NewClimate Institute

Discussion: key difference between the investment and financing models between countries? What lessons could countries take away?

Download a pdf of the presentations from the event.

A video recording of the webinar will be available soon.

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About this Webinar Series:

In March 2019, I4CE in partnership with WiseEuropa and NewClimate Institute launched an EU Climate Investment and Finance Tracking Group at an EUKI-supported workshop in Berlin. The objective of this group is to connect and foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise between different types of actors (research, think-tanks, government, among others) on the finance and investment topics related to the low-carbon resilient transformation of European countries. Part of the EUKI-sponsored “Landscape of Climate Finance : Promoting debate on climate finance flows in Central Europe”, the contact group has a specific objective of increasing the participation of representatives from Central and Eastern European countries in these discussions.

To continue the discussions begun in Berlin in March 2019, the project consortium proposes the organization of two webinars in November and December 2019. This corresponds with the publication of new research related to landscape tracking work in France, Germany and Czechia.

This series of webinars is financed by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The opinions put forward in this workshop are the sole responsibility of the organizers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

 

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Ian COCHRAN, Phd

Program Director - Financial Institutions

Ian Cochran is Program Director – Financial Institutions. He coordinates the public-interest think tank’s work on investment, climate and decision-making support. Ian has worked in the area of climate and environmental policy for close to a decade, focusing his expertise on the mainstreaming of climate-change related issues into decision making and institutional governance. He currently supports his team’s work on a broad range of investment-related issues, including the role of public financial institutions in the low-carbon transition; the environmental integrity of financial products; climate risk perception by financial actors; international and national climate-related financial flows; and the alignment of development finance and long-term climate change objectives.

Ian holds a PhD in economics from Université Paris-Dauphine (France), a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from Sciences-Po Paris (France) and a BA in Policy Studies from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Public Affairs (USA). Before joining I4CE, Ian worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2015 served as a co-reporter on the French Presidential Commission on Innovative Climate Finance “Mission Canfin-Grandjean.” Ian lectures in master-level programs at Sciences-Po Paris and Université Paris-Dauphine.

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