Actions and Detail Panel
Global Climate Finance: How to Secure the Transition Towards a Low Carbon F...
Thu 27 April 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 BST
The Agreement signed in Paris in December 2015 established a clear temperature target for the international community. However, in order to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global temperature to well below 2°C, substantial financial resources need to be harvested. The IEA has recently found that, only in the energy sector, investments equal to USD 3.5 trillion will be required on average each year between 2016 and 2050 to achieve that target. Global public finance cannot fuel the transition alone. The seminar will explore the current challenges and opportunities that could secure the transition towards a low carbon future.
Felicia Jackon, Teaching Fellow at SOAS for Global Energy and Climate Policy, will provide a short introduction of why climate finance is so important for climate change.
Frederico Mazza, Analyst at Climate Policy Initiative
Federico Mazza works as Climate Finance Analyst at the Climate Policy Initiative. Federico has strong expertise in tracking private climate investments built during his work on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance and through participation in the meetings of the UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance, the OECD Research Collaborative on Tracking Climate Finance, the Climate Change Expert Group and other expert workshops. He is also been a leading analyst for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and has supported CPI’s work on risk management and climate resilience.
Aneil Tripathy, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Aneil is CBI's CEO Sean Kidney's executive assistant, and provides him with administrative and logistical support. Prior to his current position, Aneil was a Climate Bonds researcher involved in CBI policy and market related research projects.
From Brandeis University, Aneil holds a BA in anthropology and an MA in Global Studies, with concentrations in finance and the environment. He currently pursues his studies as a PhD candidate in anthropology, focusing on the development of the green bond market, and is a visiting PhD researcher at Cass Business School as well as an associate member of the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability (CAOS) at University College London. He has training in environmental economics, ethnographic research, and systems thinking.
Co-presenting with Aneil is:
Kajetan Kzyz heads the Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP) and Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition (GIIC) work-streams
Both partnerships focus on overcoming barriers within the investment chain to deploying capital at scales consistent with the National Determined Contributions agreed through the UNFCCC process. Kajetan has a background in financial risk modelling, index design, corporate and policy engagement and is an expert in the energy sector transition. He brings a decade of financial sector experience, ranging from work with stock exchanges (WSE), index providers (FTSE, S&P), banks (RBS, Triodos) and asset management firms (BMO Global Asset Management). Prior to joining CBI, he headed BMO’s work on climate change, including stakeholder engagement, low-carbon fund design and portfolio risk analysis. He co-authored the Global Investor Statement on Climate Change and represented the European investment industry at the Paris Climate Summit through the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and its 120 members with €14 trillion in assets. He holds a MSc in International Relations specialising in International Financial Markets at the University of Lodz, and a MSc in Carbon Management at Edinburgh University.