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The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021, where leadership from the World Bank Group will boost efforts to ramp up support for a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery and support to low-carbon transitions that put people at the center. As part of the World Bank Group's Climate Change Action Plan, IFC is working to unleash private-sector innovation to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.
As world leaders meet for COP26 in Glasgow, IFC Managing Director Makhtar Diop and Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer of Enel Group, discuss the private sector's role in climate solutions and global energy transition.
Ahead of the global climate conference in Glasgow, IFC’s Makhtar Diop and IRENA’s Francesco La Camera discuss cooperation between the public and private sector for transition to clean energy and innovation in renewable energy solutions.
An architect in Mexico transformed an inefficient building into green office space. Here’s how he did it.
What’s on the horizon for climate business opportunities? IFC’s in-house experts outline the sectors primed for green transformation.
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How sustainability-linked bonds, blue loans, and other new financing tools target the climate crisis
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Cassie Sutherland of C40 explains cities’ unique role confronting climate change--and how local governments’ actions to decarbonize buildings can shift the market.
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On the eve of COP26, Climate Biz hosts discuss the recent IEA warning that based on current emissions pledges, the world is still on course for a 2.7C rise.
“The world needs to get to an unstoppable path to #netzero.” - @Diop_IFC— IFC (@IFC_org) November 9, 2021
Meaningful discussions with government officials, clients and partners to lead to a greener and inclusive recovery.
📽️ Watch the video for a recap and learn more about our work at #COP26. #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/6L1G2ZUCJU
“The urgency is real.”— IFC (@IFC_org) November 9, 2021
Today at #COP26, IFC’s Emmanuel Nyirinkindi joined @P4Gpartnerships & @WMBtweets to discuss how the private sector can help scale up innovative climate solutions and support countries with green finance to achieve #NetZero. #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/zPuXc8bg3a
Cities 🏙️ are on the frontlines of #climatechange.— IFC (@IFC_org) November 9, 2021
How can we encourage municipal authorities to 𝗔𝗖𝗧 𝗡𝗢𝗪?
Retweet with comment and suggest ideas to take action 🖐️🏽. Join the conversation here: https://t.co/LfRGeuQIgW #ClimateActionWBG #COP26 #IFCcities pic.twitter.com/ey2rgjCIrn
My week in Glasgow has me optimistic for the future. I truly believe that with a coordinated, global effort, we can find or create the tools we need to keep our planet healthy and thriving for generations to come. #COP26 #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/HDrh2wFVHR— Stephanie von Friedeburg (@SvonFriedeburg) November 5, 2021
Green finance. Green buildings. Green cities. Green investment opportunities.— IFC (@IFC_org) November 5, 2021
The latest #IFCinsights is going GREEN 💚💚💚 for #COP26. Read it here to keep ahead of the latest on climate business: https://t.co/PRBnVzeFlp #ClimateActionWBG
“It’s clear that the private sector will have a growing role to help slow and reverse greenhouse gas emissions” – Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, IFC VP, Cross-Cutting Solutions.— IFC (@IFC_org) November 5, 2021
Read the latest #IFCinsights to hear from the experts: https://t.co/fRr90f46Iv #COP26 #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/RuA4qvaLjz
UK 🇬🇧 Minister for #Africa @VickyFord said it best during our Office Opening Ceremony in London: @IFC_org “is mobilizing money to make a difference and help build a better future in countries all across the world”. Thank you for the great support and excellent collaboration! pic.twitter.com/QCPFBxru8u— Makhtar Diop (@Diop_IFC) November 5, 2021
It will take all of us working together, using every resource available and tackling every issue—from gender to financing to technology—to solve the #energytransition. Hear what private & public sector leaders say about the way forward: https://t.co/YpqtEt6EOQ #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/8ZVzn3nZdX— Stephanie von Friedeburg (@SvonFriedeburg) November 4, 2021
Very important announcement at @COP26 today: IFC & @Amundi_ENG agreed to establish a new fund that will raise up to $2 billion for sustainable bonds in #emergingmarkets to help promote a green, resilient, & inclusive recovery. More: https://t.co/Fw5BoSL6h9 #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/WVbnm25FXO— Makhtar Diop (@Diop_IFC) November 3, 2021
As the climate crisis is intensifying around the world, threatening the lives of people and the planet, IFC aims to help tap into the power of the private sector to secure a climate-resilient future for all. https://t.co/A2SyZ23kll #ClimateActionWBG #COP26 pic.twitter.com/nx2YanYkrb— IFC (@IFC_org) November 3, 2021
A success story like no other. Proud of what we've accomplished in #Colombia w/ @edgebuildings. By working w/ the government, we sparked a green building revolution. A great model for #LatinAmerica. President @IvanDuque of Colombia & I discussed it at #COP26. #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/S7Mje5Vvii— Makhtar Diop (@Diop_IFC) November 2, 2021
Access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy is critical to overcoming the #COVID19 crisis and achieving a #resilientrecovery.— IFC (@IFC_org) November 2, 2021
Join @SEforALLorg CEO @DamilolaSDG7 & other speakers at our #COP26 #energytransition event. https://t.co/u6d1N1AkKK #ClimateActionWBG pic.twitter.com/g4I27im1OT