Event Replays: IFC at COP27

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Follow the events schedule from Sharm El-Sheikh as IFC participates in the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP27.

Note: All times are Egypt time (EET - Eastern European Time)

Finance Day

Wednesday, Nov 9
10:00 - 10:45

Greening of the African Financial Sector

This interactive, high-level panel will share successful climate finance investment instruments in Africa’s private sector banks, while highlighting the important role regulators play in greening the financial sector.

Finance Day

Wednesday, Nov 9
13:00 - 13:45

Blue Finance – Unlocking the Potential of the Blue Economy

The objective of this panel discussion is to explore the blue economy—how it is defined, what it encompasses, and what/where is driving the demand. The panel discussion will also explore momentum for blue finance among investors, financial institutions, and issuers globally, as well as climate-smart investing in biodiversity—and how MDBs and others are responding to this increasing demand.

Finance Day

Wednesday, Nov 9
15:00 - 15:45

Innovative Mobilization Platforms

This event will focus on the progress made to date on IFC’s mobilization platforms (e.g., MCPP One Planet, SEED, REGIO), and the next generation under development.

Science Day and Youth & Future Generations Day

Thursday, Nov 10
10:00 - 10:45

The Future of Climate Technologies in Africa

The goal of the panel is to get insights from leading decision makers regarding policy, financing, and real sector innovations.

Science Day and Youth & Future Generations Day

Thursday, Nov 10
15:00 - 15:45

Global Food Security Program (GFSP)

Increasing commodity prices, paired with greater climate volatility, are putting additional pressure on the producers to optimize their practices. In response, IFC has established $6 bn response in the form of GFSP, which features longer term of objectives of more climate- and shock-resilient food systems. This event is an opportunity to showcase IFC’s leadership on this topic and specific client experiences, with a focus on climate resilience and adaptation.

Science Day and Youth & Future Generations Day

Thursday, Nov 10
16:00 - 16:45

Achieving Universal Energy Access and Climate Goals in Africa

IFC and IRENA will host an Energy Access event which aims to bring together Ministers from across the region and the heads of international organizations to share experiences and discuss the Energy Access agenda and propose a way forward to reach SG7 by 2030 through clean energy solutions. Participants will explore some of the main emerging themes around universal access to clean and affordable energy in the continent, focusing on the opportunities, strategic, operational and technical challenges of incorporating energy access both on the demand and supply side including a renewed understanding of its complexity and the key role played by the private sector.

Decarbonization Day

Friday, Nov 11
10:00 - 10:50

Sustainable Development of Critical Minerals

To present strategies and concrete examples of how sustainable finance can unlock low-carbon infrastructure developments for the mining of minerals critical to the energy transition.

Decarbonization Day

Friday, Nov 11
13:00 - 13:45

Financing and Implementing Decarbonization – Practical Steps for Value Chain Transformation

A client-centric event, showcasing successes in decarbonization of value chain approach by IFC’s clients, particularly those who have utilized IFC’s expanding upstream/advisory product offerings to plan, implement, and finance steps toward decarbonization.

Decarbonization Day

Friday, Nov 11
17:00 - 17:45

Industrial Decarbonization in Egypt and Africa

The event aims to demonstrate learnings and experience of IFC Advisory projects in manufacturing sector in Egypt and Africa. Participants will learn by examples of concrete projects and cases.

Adaptation and Agriculture Day

Saturday, Nov 12
10:00 - 10:45

PPP Climate-Smart Infra

How to Build a Climate-Smart PPP Pipeline for Private Sector Investment and Finance.

Adaptation and Agriculture Day

Saturday, Nov 12
14:00 - 14:45

Investing in Agriculture to Boost Climate Resilience

Overview of IFCs approach to Agriculture and Adaptation including services offered by the MAS Advisory team. The discussion will then introduce the recently published IFC/IFAD Handbook for Scaling Irrigation Systems and focus on the way smart irrigation systems and practices can provide a pathway out of poverty for millions and increase farmers’ climate resilience, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Adaptation and Agriculture Day

Saturday, Nov 12
17:00 - 17:45

Accelerating Support to City Climate Action: APEX Green Cities Launch

WBG accelerating support to city climate action and increasing national and local government access to urban climate finance.

Gender and Water Day

Monday, Nov 14
14:00 - 15:45

How to Scale up Desalination and Water Reuse in Africa and Emerging Countries

Global droughts and water shortages are becoming more and more recurrent. To address these, countries need to adopt not only mitigation but also adaptation measures and attract private sector participants to become a part of the solution. But how to achieve this? Find out with our water panelists from Suez International, Metito, GWI as well as government representatives from Egypt, Senegal, and South Africa.

Gender and Water Day

Monday, Nov 14
17:00 - 17:30

Ace & Civil Society Day and Energy Day

Tuesday, Nov 15
13:00 - 13:45

Climate and Livestock Investments: How to Enhance Sustainability and Align with the Paris Agreement

The discussion will introduce the recently published the IFC Practices for Sustainable Investment in Livestock Operations and focus on the way financial institutions can and should reduce the climate impact of the livestock sector and ensure its traceability (Practices 4 and 5). We will learn how IFC and other Multilateral Development Banks are implementing these Practices with clients. We will also discuss the decarbonization challenges and opportunities as seen by IFC clients.

Biodiversity Day

Wednesday, Nov 16
15:00 – 15:45

Financing Transition to Nature-Smart Economies

The panel will discuss investment opportunities in biodiversity finance and innovative business models to promote the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Emphasis will be placed on the potential for the private sector to take a leading position in this transition through targeted investment activities.

Biodiversity Day

Wednesday, Nov 16
16:00 – 16:45

Accelerating Finance for Green Buildings: Successful Examples and New Ideas for Public and Private Sector Engagement

The purpose of this event is to highlight successful proven tactics of collaboration between the public and the private sector in enhancing the green building market (Colombia), showcasing global examples from emerging markets and the African continent. The event will also showcase Egypt’s progress on green buildings.

Solutions Day

Thursday, Nov 17
11:00 – 11:45

Green Real Estate Investment Portfolio

The event highlights the opportunities and challenges for the private sector, as large property owners and corporations commit to net-zero and transform their real estate portfolios through retrofitting existing buildings and ensuring new developments are green. The event will showcase successful examples from real estate owners and funds as they plan, finance, and execute their green transitions. The event would also bring an industry panel to discuss their plans, experiences, and challenges in the space.

Solutions Day

Thursday, Nov 17
16:00 – 16:45

Catalyzing the Carbon Credit Market

The purpose of the event is to i) profile the Carbon Opportunities Fund (done in part with World Bank, Cultivo, Aspiration, and Chia Network), ii) showcase market development work (possibly with regulators in Egypt), and iii) look at other carbon funds.

See the full schedule of World Bank Group events at COP27