Climate change

COP21 session - Multilateral development banks and climate finance

30 Nov. 2015
17:30 - 19:15
Paris-Le Bourget
Side event

  • Location: Conference Centre - Blue Zone - Delegations Area - Hall 3 - Pavilion 7

The heads of the world’s largest Multilateral Development Banks met to discuss how to boost climate finance in support of a new international agreement and sustainable development pathways; a two-part moderated discussion on how Multilateral Development Banks mobilise and deploy climate finance in developing countries.

Key speakers

Session 1 – Conversation among Heads of MDBs on the role of DFIs - recent commitments to scale up climate finance - why this matters - the importance of partnerships with clients and other financiers.

Moderator: Jonathan Charles, Director of Communications, EBRD

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, ADB
  • Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank, ADB
  • Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD
  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank, EIB
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank, IDB
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Session 2 – Discussion with MDB VPs on delivering climate finance, together with public and private partners. A sector lens was used to frame discussions on scaled up action Post-Paris.

Moderator: Jonathan Charles, Director of Communications, EBRD

  • Solomon Asamoah, Vice President, AFDB
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, EIB
  • Josue Tanaka, Managing Director for Operational Strategy & Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Juan pablo Bonilla, Chief Advisor to the Executive Vice President, IDB
  • Preeti Bhandari, Director Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, ADB

This panel was followed by a discussion with Vice Presidents from the Multilateral Development Banks on:

  • how we can scale up implementation to deliver on the Paris agreements, and
  • the role that policy and finance play in making the transition to a low carbon resilient economy.


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