Parallel Session 6. Financing for a Resilient Future
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun Sep 22, 2019
Lower Level - L1.05


The session will showcase efforts to increase the volume, quality, and coordination of finance flows for adaptation and resilience from the public and private sectors, and explore innovative technologies, tools, and finance mechanisms in the current climate landscape. Crucially, this session will be looking forward to issuing a challenge to business as usual practices to help empower local actors to access a comprehensive, complementary suite of finance solutions that allow for holistic, comprehensive adaptation strategies. We will explore how the different perspectives in climate finance can come together to reform and improve the current flows of finance to the local level, addressing vulnerabilities and insuring adaptation for all.

We will be taking a ‘whole of society’ approach to deliver resilient people, landscapes and economies in the face of a changing climate. This will include an examination of processes, actions and responses led by i) the state, ii) private sector / enterprise, and iii) civil society. No one mechanism can provide comprehensive risk management to all climate hazards and all vulnerabilities. Climate change is an inherently complex problem, so the public sector, private sector, and the civil society all play a role in planning and delivering climate finance for adaptation action for different people, places and economies. We will be looking at the problem from all of society’s angles through the different institutions and mechanisms that can deliver towards financing resilience for the most vulnerable, working towards greater coordination and coherence for effectiveness in delivery.

Lead organisatons: Willis Towers Watson, IDF

Co-hosting organisations: GRP, Clarmondial, World Bank Groud, SEI, Atma Connect, WFP, ODI, UNDP, IIED, GARI/Lightsmith, InsuResilience Global Partnership, SDI, Mercy Corps, Huairou Commission, Centre for Disaster Protection

Paula Pagniez Director, Willis Towers Watson
Arame Tall World Bank Group
Jesper Hörnberg Lead Innovation and Scaling, Global Resilience Partnership
Marek Soanes Climate finance researcher, IIED
Sanjay Wagle Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group
Astrid Zwick Head of Insuresilience Secretariat, GIZ
Rose Molokoane Board Member, Federation Leader Uganda, SDI (Slum Dweller International)
Chizuru Aoki Lead Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility
Murray Birt Senior ESG Strategist , DWS
Daniel Clarke Director, Centre for Disaster Protection
Morgan Richmond Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
Mayor Alfredo Matugas Coro II Municipal Vice Mayor, Municipality of Del Carmen, Philippines
Gonzalo Munoz High Level Political Champion, COP25 Presidency, Chile
Naseem Shaikh Associate program Director, Swayam Shikshan Prayog
Beth deHamel CFO , Mercy Corps

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