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27 October 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (CET)

Format: Two-hour webinar using GoToMeeting Webinar Platform

Context

As part of the EUKI-supported project “Landscape of climate finance: Mainstreaming climate finance in the CEE region”, this workshop aims to connect the global discussion on tracking climate-related investment and finance flows with recent work in the central and eastern European (CEE) Region.

 

Workshop objectives

  • Provide an updated and an overview of the state of knowledge on tracking climate-related investment at the global and national levels
  • Explore the usefulness of this form of data collection and analysis for policy making, particularly as countries move forward with COVID recovery plans
  • Present the recent work of experts from the CEE region regarding landscapes of climate finance for specific sectors.

Draft Agenda

11:00-11:10 Welcome & Introduction I4CE, Wise Europa, NewClimate Institute & EUKI
representative 

11:10-11:50: Climate Investment: From Global to National Challenges – How Can Climate Finance Tracking Support Post-COVID Recovery Plans?

  • Aki Kachi, NewClimate Institute: Current trends in green recovery measures (10 Min)
  • Hadrien Hainaut, I4CE: From Landscape studies to Recovery Plans – examples from France (10 min)
  • Discussion (20 min)

11:50-12:50: Climate finance tracking at the national level: methodological exchanges – Spotlight on the CEE

  • Zofia Wetmańska, WiseEuropa: Polish Landscape of Climate Finance: Energy & Building Sectors (10 min)
  • Michaela Valentová, Czech Technical University in Prague: Czech Landscape of Climate Finance  (10 min)
  • Agris Kamenders, Riga Technical university: Lessons from Latvian Landscape (10 min)
  • Discussion (30 min)

12:50-1:00 PM: Next Steps Domestic Landscape Tracking

  • Round table presentation from panelists and participants on what their next steps and areas of work are

This webinar 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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Contact


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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