On May 8-9 2017, at the sixth meeting of the San Giorgio Group (SGG) in Venice, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) brought together key financial institutions actively engaged in green, low-emissions finance for frank discussions on the most pressing policy and investment issues related to scaling up climate action. Hosted this year by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), the SGG is organized by CPI in collaboration with the World Bank Group, China Light Power (CLP), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In a series of interviews filmed during this year’s SGG, produced in collaboration between CPI and ICCG, representatives of governments and financial institutions discuss financing needs, opportunities, and trends as countries work to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Several representatives of governments and financial institutions discuss financing needs, opportunities, and trends as countries work to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement in a summary video.
Barbara Buchner, Executive Director of the Climate Finance program at CPI, reflects on what has changed in climate finance since the first SGG in 2011.
Jay Koh, Managing Director of The Lightsmith Group explains the role the private sector can play in dealing with climate change, including disclosure recommendations and adaptation and resilience investment.
Josué Tanaka, Managing Director of Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, discusses how multilateral development banks can help countries reach the goals laid out in their NDCs.
Norbert Gorißen, Head of International Climate Finance at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Natural Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, explains what is needed for successful implementation of countries’ NDCs.
Pacifica F. Achieng Ogola, Director of Climate Change Programs at the Kenya Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Regional Development, addresses the challenges Kenya faces in implementing its NDCs, including lack of data and capacity.