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Climate Policy Initiative will be hosting and speaking at several events during Climate Week NYC, taking place in the margins of the 2023 United Nations General Assembly, September 17-24 in New York City.

All times are in EDT

Safeguarding the “Just” in Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETP) and Other Emerging Climate Finance Models

Monday, September 18 | 10am – 1:30pm
Ford Foundation offices

The aim of this discussion, hosted by IHRB and The African Climate Foundation and in partnership with the Ford Foundation, is to explore the role international ESG standards and benchmarks can and should play in advancing greater quality control within and between developing transition financial frameworks. Leading thinkers from all parts of the interested public and private investment community as well as civil society and philanthropy will come together to share insights, challenges, and new ideas. CPI’s Barbara Buchner and Tiza Mafira will participate.

Blending Finance Structures to Tackle Climate Change

Monday, September 18 | 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Hosted by McDermott Will & Emery, this session will dive into the expanding opportunities for blended finance deals, and the important considerations for successfully structuring them. Experts from CPI, McDermott, the World Bank, and OutcomesX will lead the discussion. Followed by a networking reception.


Sustainable Finance Integrity Advisory Council

Tuesday, September 19 | 8am – 9:30am

CPI will host this invite-only roundtable session with members of our Sustainable Finance Integrity Advisory Council. The conversation will cover the opportunities and challenges for sustainable finance integrity within the current international financial architecture and macroeconomic conditions. Members will take stock of key climate finance initiatives, including the Capital Mobilization Roadmap, and discuss concrete, operational plans to move them forward.

Banking on Cities: How to boost private investment in green urban infrastructure?

Tuesday, September 19 | 11am – 1:30pm
Orrick, 51 West 52nd Street, NY 10019-6142

Initiated by the German Federal Government at the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in 2019, and hosted by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), the Leadership for Urban Climate Investment (LUCI) is a framework that tracks the contribution of 23 champion initiatives to closing the urban climate finance gap.

This event, hosted by CCFLA, will bring major private institutions and LUCI initiatives together to discuss how to scale financing mechanisms for urban climate infrastructure projects.


Financing the Transition: How to Decarbonize the Global Economy

Tuesday, September 19 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street

In partnership with global law firm Allen & Overy, this event will launch our new research which calculates for the first time the scale of the global investment opportunity to fund the net zero transition. A networking reception will include highlights from the report and a high-level panel of experts including CPI’s Barbara Buchner, Professor Avinash Persaud, Professor Emeritus of Gersham College, and Teresa Christopher, Head of Sustainability Policy for Amazon.


Unlocking the Corporate Capital Stack for Climate Action

Wednesday, September 20 | 8:45am – 9:30am
Salesforce Tower, 1095 Avenue of the Americas

As part of the Salesforce Climate Finance Innovation Summit, CPI will join Salesforce in presenting the recently launched Corporate Climate Finance Playbook, developed by CPI in partnership with Salesforce and the World Economic Forum to help companies unlock the full corporate capital stack to drive not only climate impact, but business impact too.

Lab Endorsement Meeting

Wednesday, September 20 | 12pm – 6pm

At this invite only event, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) will launch new innovative finance solutions to drive private resources to climate action in developing economies.

The Lab identifies, develops, and launches innovative finance instruments that can drive billions in private investment to action on climate change and sustainable development. Since 2014, the Lab has launched 62 solutions that have mobilized over USD 3.5 billion to address climate change.

Amazon Economics

Thursday, September 21 | 6pm – 8:30pm
David Geffen Hall, Cooperman Commons, 645 W 130th Street

This two-part event, hosted by CPI and Columbia University, will comprise an academic session that will discuss the role of the Amazon and how reforestation can be a cost-effective solution to capturing significant carbon emissions; and a policy session that will uncover innovative solutions through public policy to combat deforestation and protect the native vegetation of the Amazon Forest to reduce its tipping point.



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