GGGI will take part in the 2019 Ecosperity Week in Singapore, on June 4-7, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. International leaders in business, policy, investment, and academia will convene to discuss recent actions and achievements on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Week offers innovation showcases, conferences, roundtable discussions, pitch sessions, site visits, and networking opportunities for participants.
GGGI will have an exhibit booth during the Innovate4Climate (I4C) event to showcase its successful initiatives in assisting Member countries with financing and implementing their climate resiliency projects. Fenella Aouane, part of GGGI’s Green Investment Services team, will be speaking at the GGGI-ECF joint side event titled, “Catalytic Finance Tools For Accelerating the Energy Transition in South East Asia,” to launch the newly created Southeast Asia Clean Energy Facility (SEACEF), which is a vehicle to support and de-risk early-stage clean energy development in the region. The workshop aims to provide explanation of new and existing catalytic finance tools available for the private sector developer and financiers in SE Asia that are focused on renewable and clean energy. Descriptions of finance products and programs will be provided by the Green Climate Fund, the Southeast Asia Clean Energy Facility (SEACEF) and also GGGI’s work around Article 6 implementation will be discussed. Project financiers and developers from the region will discuss hurdles to implementation and the expected effectiveness of these tools. The session will then be opened up to further feedback and questions from participants regarding hurdles that still need to be addressed allowing panel members to further collaborate on possible solutions. The session will take place on June 5, from 1.30pm-2.30pm.
At I4C, over 50 workshops will take place within 4 main themes: finance, technology, markets, and resilience, in order to develop ideas and initiatives to respond to the imminent threats of climate change. The event aims to highlight smart climate solutions that have the possibility to make a major impact in the world by connecting key actors with climate investors and finance opportunities. I4C expects to have over 1200 attendees and will host more than 280 speakers. The event is being hosted by the World Bank Group, along with support from the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and the governments of Germany and Spain.
CESS 2019 Catalyst Program
GGGI’s Deputy Director-General and Head of Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division, Ms. Hyoeun Jenny Kim, will be a panelist in Session 2 of the CESS 2019 Catalyst Program. The session will feature discussions on various factors and insights for adopting a circular economy approach and build a dialogue around how to get more businesses to go circular.
Future China Global Forum
On June 7, GGGI’s President and Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, will be giving a keynote speech at the Future China Global Forum. The event provides an opportunity for participants to share insights and strengthen collaboration for future projects and plans. The focus of the forum will be on recent trends and developments relating to China’s transition into one of the world’s largest economies.
If you’re interested in attending one or more of these events, please visit https://www.ecosperity.sg/en/2019-conference/partners.html for more information.