COP23 events

COP23, Bonn, November 2017

Now in its 23rd year, the UN Climate Change Conference will see the most influential national and local policy-makers, UN agencies, business leaders, investors and international NGOs come together to share knowledge that leads towards the full achievement of the Paris Agreement.

Green Finance Initiative will be at a number of events in Bonn.


14:30-16:00, Tuesday 14 November 2017
UK Pavilion, Bonn

Panel discussion – Green Finance Partnerships: How the government and private leadership and bilateral collaboration between UK, Brazil and China have progressed green finance 


  • Sir Rodger Gifford, Chairman of the Green Finance Initiative, City of London
  • Dr Ma Jun, Green Finance Committee (GFC) of China Society for Finance and Banking
  • Marilene Ramos, Managing Director, BNDES
  • Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Moderator: Justine Leigh-Bell, Director, Climate Bonds Initiative


10:00 – 11:00, Wednesday 15 November 2017
UK Pavilion, Bonn

CDP event – Breaking down the barriers to green finance: why increased transparency and enhanced risk management are vital to the low-carbon transition


  • Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman of the Green Finance Initiative, City of London
  • James Bevan, CIO, CCLA
  • Leila Pourarkin, Head of International Private Climate Finance, BEIS
  • Serverin Fischer, Head of Environment and Extra Financial Accounting, BNP Paribas
  • Michael Wilkins, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings and member of the FSB TCFD
  • Moderator: Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP


11:15 – 12:15, Wednesday 15 November 2017
UK Pavilion, Bonn

GFI report launch on 21st Century Energy Infrastructure: Delivering financial returns and a low carbon economy


  • Opening remarks – Sir Roger Gifford,  Chairman of the Green Finance Initiative, City of London
  • Gavin Templeton, Head of Sustainable Finance, Green Investment Group
  • Sagarika Chatterjee, Associate Director – Policy & Research, PRI
  • Carina Wu, Global Alliances Manager, Arup
  • Panel Chair: Catherine Bremner, Transformation Director and Head of Green Finance, BEIS

The report will be available to download from Wednesday 15 November. 

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