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Part 2: Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Investing in Adaptation and Mitigation

2023 MEA Summit

Part 2: Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Investing in Adaptation and Mitigation

Thursday, December 7, 2023
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
Abu Dhabi Rosewood - Rosewood A

While expected losses from extreme weather and poor infrastructure maintenance could total tens of trillions of dollars by 2050, current allocations of global climate finance investment towards adaptation total less than 10% annually. To ensure that private and international investment funding is available for long-term mitigation as promising, new decarbonization pathways become ready to scale, it is wise to think through re-balancing investment strategies now to minimize losses and maximize outcomes. How critical are resilience investments for frontline communities facing immediate and intensifying climate-induced impacts? This session will bring together cross-sectoral innovators to map out the implementation of the most promising financing pathways, policies, and sectoral products in this space. 

Moderator
Victoria Barbary
Director, Strategy and Communications, International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Speakers
Ulf Erlandsson
Founder and CEO, Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute
Christopher Marks
Managing Director, Head of Growth Markets, Innovative Finance and Portfolio Solutions EMEA, MUFG Bank
Mahesh Roy
Investor Strategies, IIGCC
Heike Schmitz
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills