Unlocking Private Capital for Climate Action Amid Geopolitical Uncertainty

April 23, 2022

Financing strategies to make good on pledges from COP26 and advance the climate agenda at COP27

As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical uncertainty, how can the private sector effectively deploy capital to developing countries to address climate change and facilitate a just transition?

In the lead-up to the COP27 Summit, and against the backdrop of Biden administration’s efforts to reassert U.S. leadership on climate issues, the world is at a critical juncture for policymakers and stakeholders to further define the frameworks that will catalyze public and private investments in adaptation and mitigation measures that scale.

FP, in partnership with Climate Investment Funds, hosted a highly-curated, in-person event with global experts previewing what’s at stake and on the agenda at COP27. 

Check out highlights from the event:

Photography provided by Kristoffer Tripplaar for Foreign Policy

Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy opens the event

Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation and Mafalda Duarte, Chief Executive Officer, CIF in discussion with Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist & Founder, Maggie Lake Media

Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, Mafalda Duarte, Chief Executive Officer, CIF in discussion with Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist & Founder, Maggie Lake Media

Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory, Citi, Marc-André Blanchard, EVP and Head of CDPQ Global and Global Head of Sustainability, CDPQ, and Simon Harford, CEO of Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet in discussion with Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist & Founder, Maggie Lake Media

See the full photo album here.

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