Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge

Opening Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Session 1: Using Carbon Pricing Revenue to Jumpstart Innovation

Session 2: Driving Climate Innovation in Developing Countries

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Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 18:00-22:45 GMT/ 2-6:45pm ET or convert time
Location: New York City

To deliver on the Paris Agreement on climate change reached in December 2015, the world needs action and investment on an unprecedented scale. Getting there requires innovation – in technology, policy, entrepreneurship and financing. Breakthroughs are happening on all these fronts, driven by the private sector, international organizations, civil society and forward-looking governments. The World Bank Group and Responding to Climate Change Limited (RTCC) are proud to host ‘Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge,’ a half-day event looking at emerging innovations and the new opportunities they bring.

Event Agenda:

2:00 pm Opening remarks by Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

2:30 pm Session 1: Using Carbon Pricing Revenue to Jumpstart Innovation

  • H.E. Dr. Hakima El Haite, Delegate Minister in Charge of Environment, Morocco and COP22 Host
  • Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  • Laura Tuck - Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Feike Sijbesma, CEO, Royal DSM
  • Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Deputy Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mexico
  • Feike Sijbesma  - CEO, Royal DSM
  • David Heurtel - Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Quebec, Canada
  • Anirban Ghosh, Vice President, Sustainability, Mahindra & Mahindra

Moderator: Lance Pierce, President, CDP North America

4:00 pm: Coffee Break

4:30 pm Session 2: Driving Climate Innovation in Developing Countries

Opening remarks by Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President, Global Client Services, IFC

Challenge 1: “How Can Financial Innovation Drive Climate Action?”

  • Namita Vikas - Group President & Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank
  • Ashley Schulten - Head of Fixed Income Climate Solutions, Blackrock
  • Kyung-Ah Park, Managing Director, Head of Environmental Markets, Goldman, Sachs & Co

Challenge 2: “How Can We Bring Good Ideas to Scale?”

  • Tehut Tesfaye – CEO, Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center
  • Ron Margalit - Principal, Development Financing, Lumos Ltd
  • Bill Bien - Global Head of Strategy, Marketing and Alliances, Philips Lighting, Philips

Moderator: Ed King, Editor, Climate Home

6:00 pm: High level remarks by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate, President of CoP 21, France

6:35 pm: Closing by John Roome, Senior Director,Climate Change, World Bank

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Featuring

President, World Bank Group
Delegate Minister in Charge of Environment, Morocco and COP22 Host
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
CEO, Royal DSM
Deputy Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mexico
Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Canada
Vice President, Sustainability, Mahindra & Mahindra
President, CDP North America
John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank
Vice President, Global Client Services, IFC
Group President and Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank, India
Head of Fixed Income Climate Solutions, BlackRock
Managing Director, Head of Environmental Markets, Goldman, Sachs & Co
Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center
Principal, Impact Financing, Lumos
Global Head of Strategy, Marketing and Alliances, Philips Lighting
Editor, Climate Home
Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate, President of CoP 21, France