CPI experts will participate in several events during London Climate Action Week 2024.

WorldGBC Global Solutions Forum 2024

Tuesday 25 June

CPI Director Dharshan Wignarajah will present research from the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance during “Session 2: Connecting global finance flows with local solutions.”

Session description: We need to deploy capital expenditure faster and at scale. While the built environment has a mature environmental, social, governance (ESG) ecosystem to inform transition plans, there are large inconsistencies in the application of metrics and standards from different actors. This confusion risks sending investors in the wrong direction. But the consequences of financial inaction are insurmountable. In this session, we will delve into the challenges and solutions of aligning building entity and asset level schemes to uphold transparency, contextualisation, accountability and comparability. Through dynamic discussions we’ll showcase how to connect global ambitions with local action, ensuring finance can flow to where it is needed most.

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Climate + Finance

Tuesday 25 June

CPI Director Dharshan Wignarajah will participate in Climate + Finance, a Devex event where government leaders, industry pioneers, funders, and philanthropists will discuss climate finance to build resilience and achieve a sustainable future.

Dharshan will speak on the panel, “Unlocking climate finance: Innovative financial mechanisms for emerging economies,” which will explore innovative financing solutions that can enable emerging markets to access and mobilize climate finance.


  • Nick O’Donohoe, CEO, British International Investment
  • Katherine Stodulka Partner, Blended Finance Taskforce, Systemiq
  • Lasitha Perera, CEO, the Green Guarantee Company
  • Dharshan Wignarajah. Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Kate Warren (moderator), Executive vice president and executive editor, Devex

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India Global Forum

Wednesday 26 June

The India Global Forum will bring together a mix of global leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators for a weeklong series of events aimed at exploring and shaping the future landscape of international collaboration and innovation.

CPI Senior Manager Neha Khanna will moderate a discussion on “Driving Global Innovation – Cleantech and the Road Ahead.”

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Climate Investment Summit

Wednesday 26 June

CPI Associate Director Ben Broché will moderate the panel session, Bridging Climate Investment Gaps: Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies.

This session will present case studies of partnerships that are between public and private sectors supporting reduced risks and positive impact. This session will highlight the latest developments in emerging market/DE investing and present partnership mechanisms that will help mitigate risks and help foster favorable environments for climate investments in these markets.

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Cities Climate Action Summit

26 – 27 June

CPI Senior Analyst Jessie Press-Williams will participate in the panel discussion: Unlocking new sources of finance for urban climate action on Wednesday, 26 June.

Session description: As cities around the world face escalating climate challenges, the need for innovative and sustainable financing solutions has never been more critical. This panel will delve into emerging financial mechanisms and strategies that can empower urban areas to implement effective climate action. By bringing together experts from across finance and government, the discussion aims to illuminate the pathways for cities to secure the necessary funds to combat climate change, enhance resilience, and foster sustainable urban development.

CPI Senior Program Associate Francisco Martes Porto Macedo will speak on the panel discussion: The role of PPPs in lowering the barrier to private investment in urban climate action on Thursday, 27 June.

Session description: PPPs are gradually emerging as a powerful tool to mobilize private capital and expertise for climate projects, but how can cities expand the capacity for these types of partnerships, and what will it take to lower the barriers – often centered on ROI – to truly bring investors onboard? An expert panel of local authority finance experts and private investment representatives will explore these questions.

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Food, Technology, Investment and Climate

Friday 28 June

Food Tank, Google Cloud, and Nomad Foods will host “The Intersection of Food, Technology, Investment, and the Climate Crisis.” CPI Director Dharshan Wignarajah will present research from the ClimateShot Investor Coalition (CLIC).


  • Andreas Gyr, REWS Sustainability Partner, Google EMEA
  • Jack Bobo, Director, Food Systems Institute, University of Nottingham
  • Dharshan Wignarajah, UK Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Caroline Reid, Sustainability Director, Oatly

Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank (Moderator)

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