SECRETARY’S CLIMATE AND CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT FORUM
CATALYZING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
OCTOBER 20-21, 2015
On October 20-21, 2015, Secretary Kerry will convene the Secretary’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum focusing on investments targeting clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate change in the developing world. The Forum will draw from investors, corporations, philanthropies, and policymakers to discuss and promote the impact that climate and clean energy investments can have in the fight against global climate change. It will also provide a platform for both the private sector and U.S. government programs and initiatives to highlight successful efforts to channel investments toward climate solutions. The Forum will showcase some of the most innovative financial vehicles and deals, the policy obstacles that prevent more deals from moving forward, and to chart a clear course for mitigation and adaptation financing to get us where we need to be by 2020 and beyond.
Underscore the range of existing U.S. government initiatives and programs that initiate private investment: Engage the private sector in advancing clean energy and climate change solutions investment. Investors want to better understand the landscape of U.S. government initiatives and existing mechanisms to facilitate clean energy and climate change solutions investment into emerging markets, including the roles that private sector entities can play in helping guide private capital flows.
Highlight successful private sector efforts to deploy innovative financing tools: Highlight private-sector led international climate efforts and clean energy investment initiatives and how government can adopt policies to encourage additional investments. This will include examining how public policy can be tailored to remove investment obstacles, including introducing innovative risk pooling, providing additional first-loss capital and risk assurance, drive new approaches to adaptation financing, and accelerate energy efficiency financing.
Showcase where, how, and why the private sector invests: Learn from successful examples from emerging markets where clean energy and ambitious climate projects have attracted private investment. Demonstrations of overcoming traditional obstacles to direct foreign investment in clean energy and climate change solutions projects can guide other policymakers in attracting private capital flows.
Identifying pathways for public-private collaboration to drive investment toward addressing climate change: Leverage growing public awareness of the need to act on climate change into lasting investment models to address clean energy and resource needs for the long-term. The Forum will help drive the conversation between policymakers and private sector their counterparts to develop new co-investments to tackle climate change.
DATES & LOCATIONS
DAY 1 – OCTOBER 20
U.S. Department of State
Evening event hosted by Google
DAY 2 – OCTOBER 21
McDonough School of Business
8:00am – 9:00am
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
Location: Main State Department, Loy Henderson Conference Room
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