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Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of France to the UN, World Resources Institute
United Nations Headquarters - Conference Room 12 405 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
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From Billions to Trillions: Mobilizing Private Sector Climate Finance

Addressing climate change requires significant investment and finance; trillions of dollars will need to be shifted toward low emissions, climate resilient investments. In 2010, developed countries agreed to jointly mobilize $100 billion per year by 2020 to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries. Meeting these financial goals will require effectively engaging the private sector and deploying public funds strategically to crowd in private finance. 

At this event, panelists will highlight examples of private sector engagement with the potential to transform economic and financial systems. For example, mobilizing capital from institutional investors or the issuance of government-backed green bonds can potentially unlock trillions in climate financing. There are also several innovative “models” for blending concessional and commercial finance being deployed in developing countries. 

This event is open to those with UN accreditation. Please RSVP by 15 September 2017
For more information, please reach out to Ms. Rebecca Hedlund (

• Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Director, Sustainable Finance Center¸ World Resources Institute
High Level Participants: 
• H.E. Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister, Sweden
• H.E. Nicolas Hulot, Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
• H.E. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister, Samoa
• H.E. Ato Gemedo Dalle, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Ethiopia
• H.E. Tegenework Gettu, Under-Secretary General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

• H.E. Brune Poirson, Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France 
• Niklas Ekvall, CEO, Fourth Swedish Pension Fund (AP4) 
• Frédéric Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional Clients Coverage, Amundi