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The EBRD at COP27

  • 06 - 18 Nov 2022
  • Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

The EBRD participates in this year’s 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP27, demonstrating its leading role among multilateral development banks (MDBs) as a pioneer in the delivery of climate finance. President Odile Renaud-Basso, First Vice President Jürgen Rigterink and Managing Director Climate Strategy and Delivery Harry Boyd-Carpenter are among EBRD figures expected to attend the event.

This conference is key to delivering enhanced ambition on climate action.

The EBRD has committed to increase the proportion of its green investments to at least 50 per cent of the total by 2025. It comes to COP27 as it finalises its pledge to align all its operations with the goals of the Paris Agreement by 1 January 2023.

A number of the events will be livestreamed on

Date: 8 November

10:00-11:00 Egypt time/08:00-09:00 GMT

Location: Mediterranean Pavilion

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As part of COP27, the Union for the Mediterranean will coordinate a panel in the Mediterranean Pavilion on 8 November to discuss challenges and opportunities of the Sustainable Blue Economy in this European sea. Panellists will identify joint opportunities for further action and express political support for setting up a Blue Economy Mediterranean Partnership to reverse ecosystem degradation and foster sustainable Blue Economy development. Pledging for this partnership is expected in 2023.

Within the event, EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso and her counterpart Werner Hoyer from the European Investment Bank will discuss why the Blue Economy is a strategic area of focus for international financial institutions, and how best to sustainably accelerate the Blue Economy agenda in the Mediterranean and attract in private investment.

Nasser Kamel, Secretary General at the Union for the UfM
H.E. Christian Berger, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt, European Commission
Yasmin Fouad, Minister of Environment, Government of Egypt 
Jordan: High level representative (tbc)
Morocco: Nizar Baraka, Minister for Equipment and Water Government of the Kingdom of Morocco (tbc)
H.E. Håkan Emsgård, Ambassador of Sweden to Egypt
Spain: H.E. Álvaro Iranzo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Spain to Egtpt 
Rémy Rioux, President, AFD 
Odile Renaud-Basso, President, EBRD
Werner Hoyer, President, EIB
Christian Krämer, Member of Management Committee, Strategy and Latin America, KfW
Nyef Bakhit, Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Jordan

Date: 8 November

13:00-14:30 Egypt time/11:00-12:30 GMT

Location: Joint MDB Pavilion

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At COP24, MDBs announced a joint framework for aligning their activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement, thus, reinforcing their commitment to combating climate change. Policy dialogue, engagement, and technical assistance, under Building Block 4 (BB4) of the joint framework, are critical in facilitating achievement of the Paris Agreement and integral parts of the MDBs’ operating model. MDBs carry out a periodic stocktaking of relevant policy related initiatives under four categories of support: (i) NDC implementation; (ii) NDC enhancement; (iii) LTS development; and (iv) Just Transition. The event will feature a discussion on the experiences of supporting development and implementation of NDCs and LTSs, associated challenges and opportunities and how MDBs can better support the various stakeholders in this endeavor. 

Opening remarks:
Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-president, European Investment Bank
Rahul Kitchlu, Practice Manager, Climate Change Group, World Bank 
MDB Presentation: 2022 Stocktaking of Multilateral Development Bank Engagement and Policy Development Support
Kate Hughes, Asian Development Bank
Ahmed Al Qabany, World Bank 
Panel session 2
Mr. Ilkhom Norkulov, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development, Uzbekistan
Gianpiero Nacci, Director, Sustainable Business & Infrastructure, EBRD
Panel session 2
Graham Watkins, Principal Environmental Specialist, IDB

Date: 9 November

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 Egypt/ 8:00 -9:00 GMT

Venue: Hall B– Green Zone

Board members and senior executives from across the Egyptian economy join a global network of likeminded business leaders as part of the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI). This event will announce the development of a new chapter in Egypt to provide company decision-makers with the knowledge, tools and training opportunities to accelerate the net-zero transition and support their companies’ long-term sustainability impact.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development collaborates with the World Economic Forum’s endorsed CGI to build awareness and capacity of boards on climate-related risks and opportunities and their implications on business models.

Join us to learn how easy access to networking and knowledge through this initiative can improve boards’ climate governance and build their capacity to manage climate-related risks and opportunities in line with international climate disclosure frameworks and standards.

Moderator: Vesselina Haralampieva, Senior Counsel, Legal Transition, EBRD

High-level speaker: Mark Bowman, Vice President, Policy & Partnerships, EBRD


  1. Mr Ahmed El Sewedy, Governing Board of CGI – Egypt; President of El Sewedy Electric
  2. Ms Karina Litvack, Chair, Climate Governance Initiative, Non-Executive Director, ENI
  3. Mr Ahmed El Sewedy, Governing Board of CGI – Egypt; President of El Sewedy Electric
  4. Dr Suzan F. Hamdy, Chief Financial Inclusion, Sustainability  and Business Development Officer, Banque Misr -Member of ExCo
  5. Ms. Dalia Wahba, Deputy CEO and CIO, Hassan Allam Utilities

Location: Joint MDB pavilion

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Time: 11:15- 12:30 Egypt time/ 9:15-10:30 GMT

Many financial institutions are undertaking actions to support a net zero future: setting net zero targets, developing their own climate action plans, engaging companies on transition planning and calling on policymakers and regulators to develop stronger policy frameworks. 

This event will provide a view on climate change leadership for Banks from a number of different perspectives: leading industry organizations, regulators, multilateral development banks, and Banks themselves.

It will grapple with the challenges that Banks are facing in demonstrating leadership and how they are overcoming them and identifying opportunities. This includes issues such as a lack of harmonized regulatory standards, mainstreaming climate through banking practices, scaling up finance for climate solutions. It will focus on experiences of Banks in different regions drawing out similarities and differences.

For EBRD, the event will look to promote its own climate proposition for the finance sector – namely its Paris alignment approach and the Transition Planning approach it will use with its partner banks.

This is a follow up event from last-year’s ‘From ambition to transition’ panel.


Maya Hennerkes, Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery, EBRD


Jean Boissinot, Head of Secretariat, Network for Greening the Financial System NGFS

Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business Sustainability, BBVA

Sally Hamdalla, Head of Financial Institutions& Correspondent Banking, QNB ALAHLI

Francis Malige, Managing Director, Financial Institutions, EBRD

Location: Joint MDB Pavilion

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Time: 13:00-14:30 Egypt time/ 11:00-12:30 GMT

According to the IPCC, while financial flows are a factor of three to six times lower than levels needed by 2030 to limit warming to below 2°C, there is sufficient global capital and liquidity to close investment gaps but require stronger public action. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have a critical role in mobilising capital at scale to deliver private and public investments to achieve Paris Agreement objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals. 
MDBs committed to supporting the delivery of the Paris Agreement objectives, when it was first signed at COP21. In 2017 at the One Planet Summit, MDBs jointly announced their commitment to align their financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and at COP24, presented the joint MDB Paris Alignment Approach with six building blocks. Since then, MDBs have outlined a framework to assess the alignment of their investment projects with the goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as operationalising the Paris alignment across each institutions and committing to a timeline for Paris alignment. 
This COP27 joint MDB side-event is our annual flagship event as MDB Climate Action group at COP, providing the opportunity to update the public on the progress of the MDBs Paris Alignment and share valuable experiences from the journey with various stakeholders and discuss the future. It will not only bring together high-level MDBs representatives, but also country and donor representatives, business and financial community, as well as civil society and independent think tanks, to discuss the implications of Paris alignment and the role of MDBs. 
Brief history of MDB climate group cooperation:
Speaker: Nancy Saich, Chief Climate Change Expert, EIB
Paris Alignment progress update
The Joint-MDB progress update across the six building blocks of the Paris Alignment approach. Major highlights and lessons learned since COP26, key messages from COP27 into 2023, and stock-take of combined efforts and commitments. 
Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director, Green Economy and Climate Action, EBRD
Jennifer Sara, Global Director for Climate Change, WBG 
Opportunities and Challenges of Paris Alignment and the role of the MDBs
Panel Discussion 

Preety M Bhandari, Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center, World Resources Institute

Minister Franz Tattenbach, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP27 & UN Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Dr Vickie Gunderson, Director of Climate and Environment, US Treasury
Sir Danny Alexander, VP for Policy and Strategy, AIIB
Dr Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative

Closing remarks
Dr Kevin Kariuki, VP for Power Energy Climate and Green growth, AfDB


A joint ILO-LSE Event

Date: 10 November

10:00-11:15 Egypt time/08:00-09:15 GMT

Location: Just Transition Pavilion – COP27

The importance of connecting climate action with positive social outcomes is increasingly recognized by investors, banks and other actors. The notion of a just transition is gaining traction but concrete efforts are still at a nascent stage.  The ILO and the LSE Grantham Institute will host at COP27 event to launch a new just transition tool on banking and investment and discuss how  financial institutions can move beyond commitments and take practical steps for a just and ambitious climate transition. The event will address the following questions:

  • What is the role of financial institutions in supporting a just transition?
  • What can be leveraged from existing sustainable finance frameworks and instruments and where are the gaps?
  • How can a just transition logic be integrated in financial institutions’ organisation and operations?

Reflections on actionable entry points will be complemented by experiences and learnings from financial sector practitioners and leading experts.



  • Introductory remarks (5 min)
    • Eric Oechslin, ILO Decent Work Country Team/Country Office Director, ILO Cairo, Egypt
  • Presentation of the ILO-LSE Just Transition Finance tool (10 min)
    • Camilla Roman, Policy Specialist, Green Jobs, ILO
    • Brendan Curran, Policy Fellow, LSE Grantham Research Institute
  • Panel Discussion “Towards financing a just transition to low-carbon economies.  A new tool for responsible banks and investors” (30 min)

Moderated discussion by Nick Robins, Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, LSE Grantham Research Institute with the following speakers:

  • Mandy Rambharos, Environmental Defense Fund VP – Global Climate Cooperation
  • Gianpiero Nacci, Director, Sustainable Business and Infrastructure, Climate Strategy and Delivery, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Tamsin Ballard, Director of Climate & Environment, Principles for Responsible Investments
  • Nazmeera Moola, Chief Sustainability Ninety One
  • Q&A (20 min)
  • Closing Remarks (10 min)
    • Maria Selin, Head of Regional Development Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden in Amman, Jordan

Date: 10 November

11:30-13:00 Egypt time/09:30-11:00 GMT

Location: Blue zone - Area B - Side-Event Room 7 Thebes 

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Transitioning to net zero and resilient economies in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement requires scaled-up and accelerated investments. Public resources – significantly stretched by the multiple global shocks – are falling significantly short of the required levels. In this context, private climate finance is essential in driving innovation and climate-compatible transition. MDBs work with developing countries on enabling markets, catalysing supportive policy environments, and mobilizing private sector finance. To this aim, condition for success is strengthening climate financial risk assessment and tailoring green finance interventions.

The joint MDB event will bring together MDB practitioners, academics, country representatives, as well as private sector actors to discuss the role of MDBs in developing countries in mobilising climate finance from the private sector through strengthening of the enabling environment, catalysing markets and deploying innovative financing instruments. The event will highlight opportunities related to concessional finance raised by MDBs for climate investments in developing and emerging markets, and challenges related to risk assessment for capital allocation.


Maya Hennerkes, Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery, EBRD


H.E. Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
Soha El-Turky, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, EBRD
Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President, AIIB
James Scriven, CEO, IDB Invest 
Dr. Sherif El Khouly, Partner, Head of the Middle East & Africa Infrastructure, Actis
Stefano Battiston, IPCC Lead author and Associate Professor, Ca' Foscari, University of Venice
Gertraud Wollansky, Co-chair of Standing Committee on Finance, UNFCCC"

Location: Joint MDB Pavilion
Time: 15:15-16:30 Egypt time/ 13:15-14:30 GMT

Türkiye took a number of key climate action steps in 2021 and 2022, showing the Government’s ambition to catch up with the paradigm shift in the post Paris Agreement world. These changes are important first measure to rise to the challenge towards a low carbon and climate resilient Turkish economy and a many efforts are now in implementation stage to translate these high level commitments into real action. 

Türkiye set 2053 net-zero emissions target, updating Nationally Determined Contribution (“NDC”), and adopted National Green Deal Action Plan to comply with the EU Green Deal and mitigate adverse impacts of the impending Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (“CBAM”).  

The panel will discuss the enabling role of sustainable finance to achieve Türkiye’s national targets and decarbonisation of energy intensive industries, key risks and opportunities for private and financial sector, challenges to access finance, technology drivers, learnt lessons on successful examples.


Maya Hennerkes, Director, Green Financial Systems, EBRD


Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery, EBRD
Kıvanç Zaimler, President, Sabancı Holding Energy Group
Hamdi Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO, Arçelik Global
Ebru Özdemir Kışlalı, Chairman, Limak Holding (virtual)
Abdullah Buğrahan Karaveli, Head of Energy Efficiency and Environment Department, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources


Date: 12 November

10:30-11:30 Egypt time/ 08:30-9:30 GMT

Location: Ukraine Pavilion

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The panel will address how investments, partnerships and policy can support food security concerns in the short term, while also addressing the mid and long-term risk of climate change to food security. The panel will involve the private sector, public sector entities as well as multilateral institutions.


Gianpiero Nacci, Director, Sustainable Business & Infrastructure, EBRD


Vickie Gunderson, Director, Office of Climate and Environment, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Anish Jain, Chief Treasury Officer (CTO) & Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, ETG
Inkar Kadyrzhanova, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO       
Marta Trofimova, Sustainability Manager, KERNEL
Iride Ceccacci, Head of Advisory, Agribusiness, EBRD 

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Date: 14 November

11:00-12:00 Egypt time/ 09:00-10:00 GMT

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Location: UNFCCC, Lotus room

Water scarcity due to under-investment, climate change and population growth has drawn attention to the need for sustainable management of water. The private sector plays a part by building desalination plants, but these need renewable energy supplies. Reducing water losses, reusing water, incentivising the efficient use of water, and supporting digitalisation and innovation are also vital to making water systems more reliable. 

Moderator:  Sue Barrett, Director, Infrastructure TMEA, EBRD  
Opening Remarks:  Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure, EBRD 
• H.E. Dr Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
• H.E. M. Nizar Baraka, Minister of Water & Equipment, Morocco
• Ayman Soliman, CEO, Sovereign Fund of Egypt 
• Amr Allam, Co-CEO Hassan Allam, Egypt
• Reham El Beltagy, CFO, Orascom, Egypt
• Rami Ghandour, MD, Metito UAE


Date: 14 November

13:15-14:30 Egypt time/ 11:15-12:30 GMT

Location:  Joint MDB Pavilion
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Under the leadership of Egypt, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will bring together representatives of the private and public sectors as well as financial institutions to offer participants key insights on how to put forth a systemic approach to accelerate gender equality in climate action. The event will present a new digital Gender Equality in Climate Action Accelerator which will aim to support private sector companies to improve gender-responsiveness of their corporate climate governance. The Accelerator will also support governments to promote gender-sensitive climate sector policies, accelerating their green transition.

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt 
Introductory remarks
Odile Renaud-Basso, President, EBRD (pre-recording or live connection tbc)
Cassilde Breniere, Deputy Chief Operations Officer of the French Development Agency
Barbara Rambousek, Director, Gender & Economic Inclusion, EBRD
Dr Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, CoP 27 Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy, Egypt
Dr Magued Osman, National Council for Women of Egypt
Manal Hassan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Elsewedy Electric, Egypt
Christine Arab, Country Representative, UN Women
Closing Remarks:
Heike Harmgart, Managing Director, SEMED, EBRD

Date: 14 November

16:30-17:30 Egypt time/14:30-15:30 GMT

Location: IETA Pavilion

Following pledges to the Paris Agreement globally, the increased demand for climate finance is valued at USD 23 trillion in emerging markets alone by 2030. While gender-smart climate finance is relatively new, it is growing fast as more investors apply a gender-lens to their investments across sectors. From 2018 to 2020, G7 development financial institutions alone invested USD 7 billion in over 200 businesses, taking into account gender considerations. Private investors mobilised another USD 3 billion. The business case for gender smart climate finance is fully established. Now is the time for scaling up gender-smart climate finance, by both public and private sectors. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will bring together representatives of the private and public sectors as well as international and financial institutions to discuss good practices, share real-life examples of gender-responsive climate finance across sectors and insights on how key organisations and businesses already engaged on this nexus could lead as example to scale up efforts internationally.

Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt 

Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD

Setting the scene:
Fleur Newman, Unit Lead Gender and Youth, UNFCCC 
Mafalda Duarte, CEO, Climate Investment Fund 
Barbara Rambousek, Director, Gender & Economic Inclusion, EBRD
Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Delivery, EBRD
Chris Antonopoulos, CEO, Lekela 
Hoda El Sabry, GEFF Gender and Climate Finance Expert, Stantec, Egypt 
Eng. Sabah el Mashaly, Chairperson, Egyptian Electrical Transmission Company (EETC)
Closing Remarks:
Barbara Rambousek, Director, Gender & Economic Inclusion, EBRD

Date: 15 November

09:30-10:30 Egypt time/ 07:30-08:30 GMT

Location: IETA Pavilion

EBRD Green Cities: Egypt Leading in Africa

6th of October City, Alexandria and Cairo are leading the way in Egypt for meaningful city action as part of EBRD Green Cities. EBRD has supported ‘trigger’ infrastructure investments to instigate the development of Green City Action Plans (GCAP) for each city. The purpose of this event is to showcase these cities’ leadership, and lessons learned from more than 40 EBRD Green Cities.

Keynote speaker:

Sue Barrett, Director, Head of Infrastructure Türkiye, Middle East and Africa, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD  

Speakers :

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Gawad Allam, Head of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC), Egypt

General Mohamed Taher El Sherif, Governor of Alexandria, Egypt

Eng. Ahmed El Sewedy, President & CEO, Elsewedy Electric

Dalia Wahba, Deputy CEO and CIO, Hassan Allam Utilities

Dr. Maged Mahmoud, Technical Director, Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)


Lin O'Grady, Associate Director, Deputy Head Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and Project Preparation, EBRD


Nigel Jollands, Associate Director, Sustainable Business and Infrastructure, Climate Strategy and Delivery, EBRD


15 November

Location: Joint MDB Pavilion

Time: 11:15 -12:30 Egypt time/ 9:15- 10:30 GMT

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In this event, representatives from leading companies and institutions will discuss growing gaps in corporate climate governance and disclosures between developed and emerging markets, highlight emerging global standards, reveal the challenges and benefits of improving climate governance, and share lessons and resources for accelerating corporate transitions towards net zero.

They will touch on how much low levels of climate governance are limiting corporate access to capital and international markets; how greening economies, rising fossil fuel prices, and changing regulations are putting climate-related risks and opportunities at the centre of corporate competitiveness; and how demands from regulators, lenders, and investors for better climate governance and higher quality climate-related information are increasing.

This event will include discussion of the support available through the EBRD Corporate Climate Governance Facility to build the capacity of financial institutions and corporates to manage climate-related risks, capture climate-related business opportunities, and unlock green investment.


Vesselina Haralampieva, Senior Counsel, Legal Transition, EBRD

Opening Remarks

Heike Harmgart, Managing Director, SEMED, EBRD


  •  Maha Hasebou, Deputy General Manager, Strategic Sustainability, National Bank of Egypt 

    •   Burcu Turkay, Global Head of Sustainability for Nuts, ofi (Olam Food Ingredience)

    •   Dalia Wahba, Deputy CEO and CIO, Hassan Allam Investment Managers

    •   Hichem Anene, CEO, Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) – pre-recorded message 

    •   Amir Sokolowski, Global Director, CDP

    •   Livia Rossi, Stewardship Specialist at the UN-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment

15 November 2022

13:00–14:30 Egypt time/ 11:00-12:30 GMT

Location: MDB Pavilion, International Convention Centre

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In 2019, the multilateral development banks (MDBs) collectively committed to support countries in transforming their economies towards low carbon and climate resilient development. Acknowledging that the unprecedented speed and scale of these transformations pose challenges but also opportunities to different social groups, sectors, regions, and economies, the MDBs also committed to supporting a just transition that promotes economic diversification and inclusion.

Building on these initial commitments, in October 2021, the MDBs developed a set of High-Level Principles to ensure that their support on just transition is consistent, credible, and transparent.

With the foundations firmly established, this event will feature how MDBs are translating these principles into concrete support that is consistent with their priorities and mandates, and responsive to the needs of their member countries and clients. It will discuss key issues and showcase experiences and lessons in operationalizing and driving the just transition agenda forward in diverse contexts.

Date: 15 November

17:30-18:30 Egypt time/15:30-16:30 GMT

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Location: Mediterranean Pavilion

To elevate the importance and benefits of scaling private-to-private renewable markets in the Mediterranean region at COP27, EBRD and UfM are organizing a high-level panel to discuss the latest trends, potential and challenges in this segment in SEMED.

The EBRD has been active in promoting and financing the private-to-private renewables for C&I in SEMED and has success models that have high potential for expanding the market in the continent. The panel will be a discussion between hi-level decision makers of private sector and government on how the segment can be further developed and replicated specifically in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Jordan. Private sector is critical to the energy transition plans of these countries, and it is important to get their perspectives of the enabling ecosystems needed to mobilize large scale private finance for this market segment. 

Objectives of the panel: 
– Take stock of the progress to develop private-to-private renewable energy across the region. 
– Regulation that is required to allow for scaling up of private-to-private renewable energy.  
– Financing needed to scale private-to-private renewable market.

Welcome Remarks:

Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD


Aida Sitdikova, Director Energy Eurasia MEA, EBRD


Paddy Padmanathan, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ACWA Power

Mohamed Mansour, Chairman, Infinity Energy

Pakinam Kafafi, Chief Executive Officer, TAQA Arabia

Ahmed Niazy, Managing Director, ASCOM Carbonate and Chemicals Manufacturing

Daniel Morris, Clean Energy Lead, Climate Investment Funds

Closing remarks:

Grammenos Mastrojeni, Senior Deputy Secretary General for Energy & Climate Action, UfM 

Time: 13:15-14:30 Egypt Time/ 11:15-12:30 GMT

Location: Joint MDB pavilion

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Climate Action in Cities will determine our global ability to address climate change. MDBs play an essential role in mobilizing finance for climate action in cities at scale. This event will present MDB actions to support meaningful investments for low-carbon & resilient development jointly in Africa and across the globe.

Location: Joint MDB Pavilion

Time: 11:15 -12:30 Egypt/ 9:15 -10:30 GMT

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Carbon pricing, within an integrated climate policy mix, is one of the most powerful tools available for guiding economies toward a low carbon pathway. The MDBs are committed to meeting increased demand by supporting countries with the design, piloting, and implementation of carbon pricing instruments. This event will provide an update on key initiatives to support the operationalization of Article 6 while pointing out opportunities to pilot first transactions through the MDB investment portfolio.


Fenella Aouane, Head of Carbon Pricing Global Practice and a Deputy Director, Global Green Growth Initiative


Chandra Shekhar Sinha, Adviser Climate Change Group, World Bank

Jan Willem van de Ven, Head of International Climate Policy and Engagement, EBRD

Virender Kumar Duggal, Principal Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Gareth Phillips, Manager, Climate and Environmental Finance, African Development Bank 

Panel discussion speakers

Juan Pedro Searle Solar, Head of Climate Change, Ministry of Energy, Chile

Mischa Classen, Director Carbon Procurement, KliK Foundation

Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Head of the Climate Change Division, Ministry of. Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), Senegal

David Newell, International Climate Policy Advisor/Negotiator, Swedish Energy Agency

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