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COP 23 side event: Scaling-up private investment for NDC implementation

Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Time: 13:15-14:45 CET

Location: Meeting Room 9, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

Join LEDS GP at the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP23) for a side event on ‘Scaling-up private investment and strengthening sector measures for NDC implementation.’ 

This side event will demonstrate how governments have been working with the private sector to strengthen policies, regulations, financial instruments, and private sector commitments to accelerate investment in low carbon technologies. The event will highlight the landscape of sectoral actions that support NDC commitments, a series of successful on-the-ground efforts, and some of the challenges ahead.

Participants will also learn about good practices, country experiences, and how to engage in communities of practice and access toolkits, guides, and advisory services on unlocking investment to achieve NDC goals.

The event is first come, first serve, and open to all COP23 attendees with a Bonn or Bula Pass.


13:15-13:20    Welcome and introduction

Moderator: Maria Paz Cigarán, Libelula

13:20-13:30    Keynote address

  • Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya

13:30-14:15     Interactive panel on approaches for mobilizing investment for NDCs


  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Trinh, Senior Official, Ministry of Planning and
    Investment, Government of Vietnam
  • Mr. Daniel Romero, Director of Board of Large Energy Consumers, National
    Business Association of Colombia (ANDI)
  • Ms. Ruth Ndegwa, Cooperate Services Director, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre

14:15-14:40     Lessons and experiences from international programs and partnerships


  • Ms. Katharina Lütkehermöller, NewClimate Institute
  • Ms. Rebecca Carman, UNDP
  • Mr. James Rawlins, ECN
  • Mr. Robert Bradley, NDC Partnership
  • Mr. Steffen Menzel, GIZ SPA
  • Mr. Ron Benioff, LEDS GP

14:40-14:45     Closing

  • Norbert Gorißen, Head of Unit International Climate Finance and International Climate Initiative at German Environment Ministry

The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya in collaboration with LEDS GP, the NDC Partnership, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the NewClimate Institute, UNDP, and the GIZ Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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