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Friday, September 23 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Investment and Finance for the Clean Energy Transition in Emerging and Developing Economies

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Investments in clean energy in emerging economies and developing countries - predominantly from private sources - must be scaled up to achieve net zero and development objectives. While record levels of finance are targeting sustainable/ESG/net-zero investments, challenges remain in channeling trillions into real economy investments in energy transitions.

There is a growing interest in comprehensive country level energy transition investment “packages” of domestic action and international support. While governments remain in the driver’s seat, platforms are being created that engage governments, public FIs, investors, industry and enabling partners including philanthropy.

The event will bring together stakeholders in the investment and finance space to discuss their respective roles in catalyzing investment in clean energy supply and demand; retiring of fossil assets; and investing in people and a just transition. The discussion will address both well-known barriers as well as emerging challenges such as inflation, supply chain constraints, and ‘de-globalization’.

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Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Dr. Fatih Birol (@fbirol) has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since 2015. After taking office, Dr. Birol led the IEA in its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. These efforts focused on “opening the doors” of the... Read More →
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Christian Steenberg

Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Denmark
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Birgit Schwenk

Director General for Climate Action, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Birgit Schwenk is the Director General for Climate Action at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. Before assuming her present role, she was Deputy Director General for Strategic Aspects of Environmental Policy and Environmental Law at the German Ministry for... Read More →
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Jonathan Coppel

Head of the IEA’s Energy Investment Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Jonathan Coppel is the Head of the IEA’s Energy Investment Unit. The Unit collaborates on a range of economic aspects of energy transitions, focusing on scaling up clean energy finance and investment. Jonathan is an economist with extensive experience advising governments on macroeconomic... Read More →
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Asger Garnak

Investment and Finance Lead, CONCITO
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Fabby Tumiwa

Executive Director, Institute for Essential Services Reform
Fabby Tumiwa is an energy transition strategist and the Executive Director of the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), an Indonesia think tank in energy policy and environment. IESR advocates for the low carbon energy transition in Indonesia.Fabby has been working on energy... Read More →
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Dan Plechaty

Associate Director, ClimateWorks Foundation
Dan Plechaty is an Associate Director of the ClimateWorks Global Intelligence team, where his primary responsibilities include the management of the Progress Tracking landscape as well as data analysis, policy modeling, and data visualization. This work spans across ClimateWorks... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
DLCC Room 410