R20 Austrian World Summit
Leadership for a Sustainable Future
The R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT is about leadership on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This annual event is organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger´s "R20 Regions of Climate Action" office in Austria.
Our CEO, Marion Verles joins leaders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen to discuss the best ways to strengthen leadership for climate action and creating a positive momentum for this year's UN Climate Change Conference: COP 24 in Poland.
Marion will be speaking on a stream that looks as the new era of financing climate action:
From Action to Transaction
Accelerating investments in green infrastructure projects at the subnational level demands better collaboration, interconnection and understanding between local governments, clean tech companies and investors involved in the project development value chain. From ongoing projects in Africa to innovative financing mechanisms to support their implementation, this session will explore initiatives, strategies and instruments that are being put in place.
Panel 1: The value chain to concrete action
Magnus Berntsson, R20 President, President of the Assembly of European Regions
Christophe Nuttall, CEO, R20
Eric Scotto, CEO, Akuo Energy
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Azali Assoumani, President, Comores* (TbC)
Karim Keita, Senator, Mali
Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
Christian Brodhag, Directeur de Recherche, Institut Fayol, Mines Saint-Etienne
Panel 2: The required blended finance mechanism
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy
Patrick Scheurle, CEO, Blue Orchard
Marion Verles, CEO Gold Standard
Martin Berg, European Investment Bank
Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
Johannes Feist, Head of Division, Financial Systems Development Southern Africa and Regional Funds, KfW
For the full agenda and to register for this event, please visit: www.austrianworldsummit.com