FASTR: London Climate Week Webcasts

FASTR: London Climate Week Webcasts



Based on your interest in climate resilience and adaptation investment, we would like to cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Finance for Adaptation Solutions & Technologies Roundtable (FASTR), a series of virtual panels to be held during London Climate Action Week 2020 from 1-3 July 2020

Co-convened by the Lightsmith Group, Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment (GARI) working group, COP26 Unit of the UK Cabinet Office, Willis Towers Watson, Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), Global Commission on Adaptation, the Global Center on Adaptation, World Resources Institute (WRI), UN Development Programme (UNDP), and UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI), this event is designed as a platform to (i) elevate the discussion around the importance of scaling climate adaptation and resilience finance, (ii) showcase concrete technologies, products, and solutions that can address the climate risk problem, and (iii) explore investment strategies and instruments that can be used to directly support climate adaptation.

We hope you can join us and kindly ask that you register your attendance for each of the three sessions through the links provided below.

For any questions or inquiries, please reach out to Jay Koh and Serena Shi.

Practical Solutions for Climate Adaptation

Thursday, 2 July 2020 | FASTR Session II: Practical Solutions for Climate Adaptation

16:00 - 17:00 UK time

This panel seeks to showcase specific examples of technologies, products, services, and projects that can be deployed to assess and address physical climate risks and impacts, as well as to discuss opportunities for the growth and scaling of these types of climate resilience solutions globally.

Opening Remarks:Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair, UK Environment Agency
Moderator: Jay Koh, Managing Director & Co-Founder, The Lightsmith Group & Chair, GARI Working Group 

Panelists: Carlos Sanchez, Director of Climate Resilience Investment, Willis Towers Watson 
 Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder & CEO, Four Twenty Seven (Moody’s affiliate)
 Cody Friesen, Founder & CEO, Zero Mass Water
 Mariana Vasconcelos, Founder & CEO, Agrosmart
 Alfred Grünwaldt, Senior Adaptation Expert, Inter-American Development Bank

How to Invest in Climate Adaptation & Best Practices

Friday, 3 July 2020 | FASTR Session III: How to Invest in Climate Adaptation & Best Practices

15:00-16:00 UK time

This panel seeks to discuss actual financial instruments, projects, and commitments for scaling sustainable investment in climate resilience and adaptation, and to explore best practices for doing so from a range of funder perspectives.

Opening Remarks:
Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA

Moderator: Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director, Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute 

Panelists: Gavin Templeton, Head of Sustainable Finance, Green Investment Group, Macquarie Capital 
 Sara Scaramella, Head of Private Equity, PG Impact Investments
 Teresa O’Flynn, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy, BlackRock Alternatives Investors 
 Craig Davies, Head of Climate Resilience Investments, EBRD

FASTR is a proud collaborator on the CCRI events for London Climate Action Week. For information on these events and to register, please click here.

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  • When

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - Saturday, July 4, 2020
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Greenwich Time