Climate Policy Initiative will be hosting or speaking at several events during Climate Week NYC, taking place in the margins of the 2022 United Nations General Assembly, September 19-25 in New York City.

All times are in EDT

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

20 September; 11:00am – 12:30pm

This event, hosted by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, will bring major private institutions, city officials, and LUCI initiatives together to discuss how project preparations can help increase private investment in urban climate projects.

Speakers will include:

  • Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Vera Rodenhoff, Head of Division for General Issues of International Cooperation, Implementation Initiatives, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
  • Katie Walsh, Head of Cities, States, Regions and Public Authorities, North America, CDP North America 
  • Ben Broché, Associate Director, Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance  
  • David Albertani, CEO, R20  
  • Carmel Lev, Strategy & Partnerships Consultant, Global Infrastructure Facility 
  • Thierry Déau, Founder and CEO, Meridiam 
  • Christian Deseglise, HSBC Group Head of Sustainable Infrastructure and Innovation
  • Bella Tonkonogy, Director, Climate Policy Initiative 

Register here to livestream the event

We need to talk about methane: why net zero isn’t just about CO2

20 September; 9:00 – 10:00am

Reducing methane emissions might be the single most effective strategy to limit global warming – so why do we mainly talk in terms of carbon emissions? We know methane matters. What action is needed to deliver on the Global Methane Pledge agreed at COP26? And can we go further? 

CPI Director Dharshan Wignarajah will speak at this session, which is part of The Hub Live at Climate Week NYC.

Livestream the event here

Framework for Sustainable Finance Integrity Roundtable

22 September; 10:00am – 12:00pm

CPI will host this invite-only roundtable session with members of its Framework for Sustainable Finance Integrity.

Lab Endorsement Meeting

22 September; 10:00am – 12:00pm

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 55 solutions that have mobilized over USD 3 billion to address climate change.

Sustainable Investment Forum

22 September; 1:55 – 2:40pm

CPI Senior Advisor Vikram Widge will speak during the panel discussion, “Unlocking private capital to finance UN SDGs: Examining the catalytic role of Multilateral Development Banks in leveraging public finance to unlock private capital.”



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