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November 17 at 10:00 am UAE Standard Time | Climate Innovation | Investment Opportunities to Enhance Climate Resilience

November 17 at 10:00 am UAE Standard Time | Climate Innovation | Investment Opportunities to Enhance Climate Resilience

Part 2

The importance of climate change in the global economy cannot be understated. In the wake of damage from natural disasters, disruptions to international trade, or economic toll on local communities, investments must be directed toward adapting and enhancing infrastructure to support economic prosperity. As the global population increases, and pollution levels rise, the public and private sectors need to devise strategic investment projects that strike a balance between growing the economy and addressing climate adaptation as well as mitigation risks. Any strategy to scale green global infrastructure must also prioritize training and upskilling of local talent, while supporting entrepreneurship to ensure sustainability. In the MEA region, resilient infrastructure systems will touch on everything from energy delivery to food supply chains, water access, and connectivity. What is the role of capital markets in ensuring adequate financing for global infrastructure projects that address resilience?

Moderator

Vinoda Basnayake
President, MENA, Aspiration

Speakers

Rola Abu Manneh
CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, United Arab Emirates

Hanan Bakr Sakr
Resilience Finance Lead, UN High-Level Climate Champions

Chiamaka Ezenwa
Chair, Delphos Impact, Delphos International

Marc Ganzi
CEO, DigitalBridge

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