Since their first edition in March 2015 in Paris, and then in Casablanca in November 2016, the IDFC Climate Finance Fora have been investigating the multiple processes, tools, approaches, methodologies and institutional set-ups that make it possible to concretely design, finance and implement climate-smart action in developing countries at the required scale. How to measure what really counts? How to effectively transform business models? How to accelerate climate smart transactions? Organized by the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) and hosted by KfW, Climate Policy Initiative serves an event partner for the Forum. This year’s Forum will focus on how to align today’s decisions and actions with long term impacts from the perspective of both financial institutions and decision makers and planners in cities and communities. Today’s decisions have impacts in the long run. While there is urgency to act by financing and implementing the NDCs, ensuring that the decisions we take today are compatible with and can lead to the longer term climate mitigation and adaptation objectives proves absolutely crucial. Register here: www.kfw-events.de/idfc-climate-finance-forum-2017 Date: November 11, 2017 Location: KfW, Frankfurt, Germany Financial institutions play a pivotal role in scaling up and directing financing toward investments and assets that are necessary for the transition towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development, and to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the long term. How do financial institutions reconcile current operations and investments with their long term impacts? How do they deal with the related complexity and uncertainty? What are the challenges for decision makers and planners? What are best practices examples? What type of indicators and metrics shall be developed? Many of this year’s discussions will also touch on adaptation, as we would like to discuss ways to scaling up adaption finance and its impacts, ensuring resilient infrastructure, programs and policies. The IDFC Climate Finance Forum will aim at delivering concrete outcomes and a road map on next steps, highlighting the continuous positive momentum of a coalition of financial actors who aim at “making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development”, as indicated in the Paris Agreement.