Investing in the planet – Green banks and other financial tools to scale up mitigation technologies

SPEAKER(S):· Dr Rob Gross, Imperial College London · Gavin Templeton, UK Green Investment Bank · Dr Rachael Hall, IChemE Energy Centre · Mr Douglass Sims, Natural Resources Defense Council’s Center for Market Innovation · Dr Charles Donovan, Imperial College London · Mr Mark Apsey, Ameresco and IChemE

DATE:11/14/2016

SUMMARY:

UNFCCC COP22 side event The right financial mechanisms need to be in place to encourage investment in low carbon technologies and storage to stimulate deployment of the more mature technologies. This event examines financing challenges on-the-ground and solutions for policymakers and investors. Speakers will discuss the enabling environment that policy can provide and the need for sufficient financing. Our diverse set of speakers will cover the full cycle for financing these technologies – from the initial types of technologies to the testing, commercialization, and financing phases. This event is jointly organized by the Grantham Institute, The Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.