Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme Christmas Reception for Friends and Supporters
6 December 2019 | 17.30pm, Oriel College, Oxford, OX1 4EW
We are delighted to invite you to our Christmas Reception for Friends and Supporters being held on Friday 6th December at Oriel College, Oxford.
We will celebrate a successful year with colleagues, students, collaborators, supporters, and funders. Drinks will be served from 17.30–19.00 in the Box Room and dinner will be held in the Champneys Room.
To secure your place for the reception and the optional dinner, please register by 27th November by emailing our events team with your details, whether you wish to stay for dinner, and any dietary requirements.
To RSVP, please contact us here.
COP25: 4th Annual Climate Resilience and Adaptation Investment Side Event
10 December 2019 | Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel, Bar Lounge, Mezzanine Level, Av. De Aragón, 400, 28022
The 4th Annual Climate Resilience and Adaptation Investment Side Event will focus on the current state of adaptation finance and recent developments around the world in private sector investment in climate resilience and adaptation. The session will feature experts in climate finance from different regions and institutions, and it will explore the role of public and private institutions in accelerating adaptation finance.
2019 was a pivotal year in terms of the growing need to build resilience to the effects of climate change. From the devastating cyclones across southern Africa, India, and Bangladesh, to the floods in landslides in Bolivia, to the California wildfires that continue to ravage in the US, the need for action and investment is increasingly palpable. Climate change continues to increase risks and impacts to lives and livelihoods around the world, particularly in developing countries. UNEP estimates that up to $300 billion per year will be needed for adaptation in developing countries alone by 2030. Yet, less than 6% of total climate finance is attributable to adaptation, and virtually none of that is from the private sector. Public and private institutions have begun to address the "adaptation gap" by evaluating physical climate risk to existing investments, mapping overall finance flows, identifying investment opportunities, and designing new instruments and initiatives.
This discussion will focus on the current state of adaptation finance, progress of existing initiatives, and exciting new developments in investment in resilience and adaptation. Panels will be followed by a lively networking cocktail.
Moderator: Amal-Lee Amin, IDB
Speakers: Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative; Jay Koh, Lightsmith Group/GARI; Gianleo Frisari, IDB; Carlos Sanchez, Willis Towers Watson; Martin Berg, European Investment Bank; Barbara Schnell, KfW; Serena Shi, Lightsmith Group; and Dr Ben Caldecott, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford.
Registration is available online.
Please also see our event archive for past events.