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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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Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge

September 21, 2016 | 18:00 ET, 22:00 GMT

To deliver on the Paris Agreement on climate change reached in December 2015, [[tweetable]] the world needs action and investment on an unprecedented scale. [[/tweetable]]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.

Speakers

Delegate Minister in Charge of Environment, Morocco and COP22 Host

Editor, Climate Home

Global Head of Strategy, Marketing and Alliances, Philips Lighting

Principal, Impact Financing, Lumos

Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center

Head of Fixed Income Climate Solutions, BlackRock

Managing Director, Head of Environmental Markets, Goldman, Sachs & Co

President, CDP North America

Vice President, Global Client Services, IFC

Group President and Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank, India

Vice President, Sustainability, Mahindra & Mahindra

Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Canada

Deputy Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mexico

CEO, Royal DSM

Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate, President of CoP 21, France

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank

Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group