Scaling Up Green Finance

11.12.18 | Event
Scaling Up Green Finance
Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 requires a green transition with vast mobilization of both public and private capital. Enhanced climate ambition and renewable energy investments are not only the future, but essential for the realization of a low-carbon society. This requires enhanced co-operation and partnerships across disciplines and innovative climate solutions that challenge the prevailing systems and the way we think about finance.


09:30 AM - 07:30 PM

Nordic Pavilion, H 14


8:30 - 9:00 Live Think Nordic Podcast Recording featuring Sharan Burrow, Priscilla Achakpa and Espen Barth Eide

Do dads hold the key to sustainability?

Live Think Nordic podcast recording featuring

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation ITUC
  • Priscilla Achakpa, Women Environmental Programme
  • Espen Barth Eide, parliamentarian (Ap), Norway

9:30 - 10:00 Morning Talk with Peter Damgaard Jensen

Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of PKA Pension

10:15 - 11:30 Sustainable Financing: What to Expect for the Future?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. There are no alternatives to sustainable development, still existing investments fall short of reaching the UN 2030 targets. Join us in a debate about climate estimates, sustainable financing and how to navigate the jungle of frameworks, initiatives and impact reporting.

Nordic Investment Bank

11:45 - 12:45 Piloting Article 6 of the Paris Agreement - From Concepts to Action

NEFCO together with some of the Nordic Governments are looking into ways to jointly initiate piloting work on how to operationalize the cooperative approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation      

13:45 - 15:15 Small Steps Can Lead to Giant Leaps – Scaling Up Green Investments in the Energy Field

How to switch to a low-carbon future and mitigate the climate impact by investing in innovative small- and medium-sized private and public green energy projects. The event will focus on how small steps can lead to giant leaps when scaling up green investments in the energy field. Cases from both the private and public sector, ranging from green energy solutions to renewable fuels, electric vehicles and energy-efficiency measures in buildings will be presented.

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation             

15:30 - 17:00 The Debate Game: Fun Event on Innovation and Climate Finance

Should climate finance be directed to innovation? The Nordic Development Fund invites you to bring your ideas to the Debate Game. Expect a fun event, invigorating discussions, new encounters and a friendly environment. Collaborators: GGGI, OECD and UNECA. 

Nordic Development Fund             

17:15 - 17:45 Afternoon Brief with Gareth Phillips

Gareth Phillips, Chief Climate Change Officer, Environment and Climate Change Division, African Development Bank.

18:00 - 20:00 Nordic Green Finance Solutions – Networking with NDF, NEFCO and NIB

Networking with the three Nordic multilateral finance institutions (NDF, NEFCO and NIB) that offer complementary financing and competences under the same roof in Helsinki, Finland.