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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Experts for a Discussion on the Future of Climate Finance in the Paris Era
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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Experts for a Discussion on the Future of Climate Finance in the Paris Era

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a discussion on the future of climate finance in the era of the Paris climate agreement.

The Paris climate summit focused the world’s attention on the fundamental shift in global finance flows that will be necessary to limit carbon pollution and adapt to the effects of climate change. Yet, despite welcome new finance commitments in Paris from governments and the private sector, there remains a vast shortfall in funding for clean energy, natural capital, and climate resilience.

CAP will host Naoko Ishii, the Chairperson and CEO of the Global Environment Facility; Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Board Member of the Green Climate Fund; and Rosalía V. De León, Undersecretary, Philippines Department of Finance. The conversation will cover how multilateral climate funds can help catalyze the shift to a carbon-neutral and climate-resilient global economy; how developed countries, such as the United States and Japan, can cooperate and improve resilience in the most vulnerable regions; and how governments and multilateral efforts can work with the private sector to close the climate finance gap.

WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Greg Dotson , Vice President, Energy Policy, CAP

Featured panelists:
Naoko Ishii, Chairperson and CEO of the Global Environment Facility
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Board Member of the Green Climate Fund
Rosalía V. De León, Undersecretary, Philippines Department of Finance

Moderated by:
Gwynne Taraska, Associate Director, Energy Policy, CAP
Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst, Oceans Policy, CAP

WHEN:
January 13, 2016, 10:00a.m. ET-11:30a.m. ET

WHERE:
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.