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EIB at COP23: UN climate change conference

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  •  Date: 06 November 2017 - 17 November 2017
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As the world's biggest provider of climate finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is taking part in COP23, the annual meeting of global leaders and climate action specialists.

At the Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (6 - 17 November 2017) governments will come together to discuss the next steps after the 2015 Paris Agreement - a landmark climate change accord.

On this page, find out where the EU bank is at COP23 and what its delegation of experts led by EIB President Hoyer is doing - with updates of news and info throughout the conference.

Do you want to know how our climate finance expertise helps fighting climate change? Discover how we do it:

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Climate action news

Luxembourg-EIB climate finance platform to support Green for Growth Fund

Luxembourg-EIB climate finance platform to support Green for Growth Fund

The initiative between the EIB and the Government of Luxembourg is investing EUR 5 million in C Shares of the Green for Growth Fund

 EU Bank President joins Capital Market Leaders in Bonn

EU Bank President joins Capital Market Leaders in Bonn

Capital market leaders from around the world welcomed a new action plan designed to stimulate green finance to tackle global warming

USD 24 million to post-disaster reconstruction in the Caribbean

USD 24 million to post-disaster reconstruction in the Caribbean

The EIB and the Caribbean Development Bank have set up an emergency post-disaster reconstruction financing initiative to help the region recover from recent hurricane events

Join the EIB at COP23

Come and join us at the EIB/Luxembourg pavilion where delegates can learn more about our climate action activities.

The Bank will also share its unique expertise in a number of panel discussions and cooperates with different organisations to showcase their climate finance products. The EIB delegation to Bonn consists of high-level experts and officials, and is headed by EIB President Werner Hoyer and the Vice-President Jonathan Taylor, responsible for climate and environment.

Monday 6 November

What’s in store at COP23

  • How the world’s largest financier of climate action can help put the Paris Agreement into practice, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone),  2pm - 3pm
  • With EIB Vice-President for Climate, Jonathan Taylor

Tuesday 7 November

10 years of Green Bonds pioneered by the EIB

  • Green bonds anniversary event, EIB Pavilion, 1pm
  • With Eila Kreivi, EIB Director of Capital Markets and EIB experts
  • Key event showcasing projects and partners in and out of Europe, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 11am
  • With Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum,  Attorney General and Minister of Economy of Fiji, project promotors from Germany, Jordan, Fiji and Malawi as well as EIB experts

Thursday 9 November

Nature Based Solutions for an Uncertain Future?

  • Organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), IUCN Pavilion (C.05-Bonn Zone), 10am-11.30am
  • With EIB Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Monica Scatasta

Making climate resilience measurable

  • EU Pavilion (A.01-Bonn Zone), 12pm–1.30pm
  • With EIB Climate Action Expert, Nancy Saich

Transparency and mainstreaming climate action into everything we do

  • UN-organised event on Mainstreaming Climate Action in Financial Institutions, Meeting room 7, Bonn Zone, 3pm
  • With EIB Climate Action Expert, Nancy Saich and EIB Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Monica Scatasta

Mobilising private capital for landscape restoration investments in Latin America

  • EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 5pm-7pm
  • With EIB Senior Investment Officer, Infrastructure Funds & Climate Action, Martin Berg

Friday 10 November

  • Announcement of a new water sector project, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 3.30pm
  • With Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister of Economy of Fiji and EIB Vice-President, Ambroise Fayolle
  • Panel on Ocean Governance and Climate Action, EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone, 10am - 11.30am
  • With EIB Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Monica Scatasta
  • EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 12pm-2pm
  • With EIB Senior Investment Officer, Infrastructure Funds & Climate Action, Martin Berg
  • Room 1, Bonn Zone, 1.15pm-2.45pm
  • With EIB Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Monica Scatasta

Saturday 11 November

Oceans Action Day

  • Co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Bonn Zone, 10am-6.30pm
  • With EIB Vice-President, Jonathan Taylor in session 4.  Accessing financial resources and mobilizing financial institutions, Bonn Zone, Room 12, 1.15pm – 2.45pm

Accelerating the urban transformation – Financing and implementing infrastructure projects in cities and regions

  • UNFCCC-organised event, Global Climate Action campus, Bonn Zone, 1.15pm-2.45pm
  • With Gerry Muscat, EIB Head of Urban Development

Transparency in Green Finance Event: a step forward for the transparency of the global green finance market

  • Launch of a White Paper in cooperation with China Green Finance Committee, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 12.30pm
  • With EIB Vice-President Jonathan Taylor, responsible for climate and environment, Dr Ma Jun, Chairman, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking and Professor Wang Yao, Deputy Secretary General, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking

Sunday 12 November

The private sector’s roles in improving municipal waste management to mitigate climate change

  • MPGCA Industry Day event, co-organised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Room 12, Bonn zone, 3pm-4.30pm
  • With Patrick Dorvil, EIB Urban Development senior economist

Monday 13 November

Financing the Bioeconomy

  • EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 9.30am-11am
  • With EIB Vice-President, Jonathan Taylor

Building climate resilience for the world’s small islands and vulnerable states – Caribbean

  • Announcement of a new committment, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 11.15am
  • With the Caribbean Development Bank and EIB Vice-President, Jonathan Taylor and EIB Climate Action Expert, Nancy Saich 

Climate KIC - From climate risk to opportunity: New metrics to measure development banks’ progresses towards SDGs

  • EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 6.30pm-8pm
  • With EIB Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Monica Scatasta

Tuesday 14 November

World Climate Summit

  • Where stakeholders from government, business and finance will meet to discuss the business of climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement
  • With EIB Vice-President for Climate, Jonathan Taylor and Head of Climate Finance, Chris Knowles, Kameha Grand Bonn, 10am-5pm

Private Sector Adaptation & Climate Resilience Action

  • EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 10am-11am
  • With EIB Climate Action Expert, Nancy Saich and EIB Senior Investment Officer, Infrastructure Funds & Climate Action, Martin Berg
  • See the flyer for more information

Cities, climate and natural capital – can we help cities finance climate action?

  • Event on enhancing resilience in cities through nature-based solutions: technical solutions and financing options, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 1.30pm - 3pm
  • With EIB Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Monica Scatasta, EIB Head of Urban Development, Gerry Muscat and Holger Robrecht, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, a city pioneering green infrastructure

Wednesday 15 November

Small Islands – Big impacts: Blue Action Fund & SIDS lead on ocean conservation

  • Organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Government of Sweden, Germany Pavilion, 12pm – 13pm
  • With EIB Senior Investment Officer, Infrastructure Funds & Climate Action, Martin Berg

How emerging companies in the Circular Economy contribute to climate action

  • Event with circular economy companies, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 1pm-2.30pm
  • With EIB Vice-President for Climate, Jonathan Taylor, EIB Innovation Finance Advisory Experts, Laura Busato and Arnold Verbeek, EIB Innovation specialist, Liesbet Goovaerts and the Luxembourg Minister for the Environment, Carole Dieschbourg

Increasing and improving climate finance: the role of non-state actors

  • European Parliament Side Event at COP23, EU Pavilion, Bonn Conference Centre, 1:15pm-2:45pm
  • With EIB Vice-President, Jonathan Taylor

World Climate Summit

  • With EIB Vice-President for Climate, Jonathan Taylor and Head of Climate Finance, Chris Knowles, Kameha Grand Bonn, 10am-5pm

Thursday 16 November

World Climate Summit

  • With stakeholders from government, business and finance meeting to discuss the business of climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement

United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Green Finance Dialogue

  • An event to help stock exchanges chart a path forward and discuss their contribution to climate goals, Rheinhotel Dreesen, 9:30am-6pm
  • With EIB President, Werner Hoyer, EIB Climate Action Expert, Nancy Saich, EIB Director General for Finance, Bertrand de Mazières, Luxembourg Minister of Economy, Pierre Gramegna and Minister of Environment, Carole Dieschbourg, including fund managers

Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform

  • Launch of a new fund to support energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia, EIB Pavilion (A.08-Bonn Zone), 10.30am – 11.15am
  • With the Luxembourgish Ministers for finance and environment and EIB President Hoyer and EIB Vice-President, Jonathan Taylor
  • See the flyer for more information

  
See the programme for COP23: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/cop-23-bonn/

Watch our COP23 videos

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Together on climate

The EIB is one of the largest providers of climate-related investment globally. Our unique experience of financing schemes around the world gets climate projects off the ground. However, the EIB cannot meet the challenge on its own. Cooperation with our partners is crucial. Together with other multilateral development banks we are committed to backing investment in transformational projects that cut emissions and address a changing climate.

No green, without blue

“We are supporting adaptation, biodiversity and ecosystems. We want to increase the resilience of the ocean and coastal environments to dangers such as natural disasters or rising water due to climate change."
Jonathan Taylor, EIB Vice-President

The European Investment Bank supports investment around the world that strengthens conservation and enables more sustainable use of oceans and marine resources. This includes responding to the needs of Small Island Developing States to reduce vulnerability to a changing climate and supporting schemes that reduce pollution and contribute to development of a sustainable blue economy.

Discover how we do it:

Sustainable cities

The unprecedented growth of cities, especially in emerging economies and developing countries, require increased investments in projects that protect the environment our children will live in and help to combat climate change.

The EU bank supports cities which want to become environmentally friendly, climate resilient and compact.

Find out how we do it:

Clean power, green finance

"Through its universal adoption, the Paris deal has given confidence to investors that rapid scaling up of all sorts of climate finance is inevitable. What we need now is ratification, implementation… and increased ambition."
Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President of the EIB

Energy efficiency is now widely recognised as one of the most economical ways of addressing climate change and many countries have established energy efficiency targets. The EIB finances development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects and installation of energy efficiency measures. The objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy access and to catalyse private sector funding for climate investment.


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