COP23 Side Event: 'Enhancing resilience of, and crowding in, public and private investment'

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Today
Event Dates

08 November 2017

Date: Wednesday, November 8 2017
Time: November 8, 10:30 – 12:00
Room: UNDP Pavilion
 
Country representatives, UNDP, and other development agencies and international partners will present their current initiatives to support the crowding in of public and private investment for climate adaptation. This will include information on current and future GEF and GCF projects designed with the support of UNDP that feature significant private sector engagement (PSE).

A panel discussion on PSE in adaptation will follow the presentation, touching more on UNDP’s work, and other international partners’ work and insights in this field. The discussion will also cover the increasing importance of private investment in meeting CCA challenges, and effective strategies for crowding-in private investment.

Some of the main questions which will be covered:
1. What kinds of private sector actors do we need to engage (e.g. MSMEs; value-chain/market actors; FI/investors, etc.)? What roles can the private sector play in providing climate financing and more broadly supporting adaptation?
2. What are the existing barriers to catalyzing private sector engagement and finance for climate c adaptation?
3. What incentives are required to remove the barriers and catalyze greater private sector participation?
4. Mechanisms and modalities to engage PS (for e.g. MSMEs) and deliver climate financing through private sector? What forms of public-private partnership for adaptation finance are most likely to succeed?
5. Lessons learnt and best practices from the country perspective.
 
Agenda
 
• Welcome remarks - Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP
• Key issues based on UNDP’s experience in catalyzing private sector investments (5 mins)
• Partner agencies’ experience on private sector engagement and existing barriers to catalyze greater PSE (15 min)
• Round Table Panel discussion on country perspectives on catalyzing private sector investments for climate change adaptation (45 minutes)
• Q&A (15 minutes)
• Concluding remarks - Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP

Contact

UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, Adaptation Team Mara Dolan, +1 217 550 8433

Partner agencies

FAO, UN Environment, WRI, PPCR, World Bank, French Development Agency