Program

More speakers to be announced

 


Conference Moderator

Benoît Leguet, Managing Director,
I4CE-Institute for Climate Economics

 
 

Benoit Leguet



Registration
13:00  -  14:00

Registration





Welcome Address
14:00  -  14:05

Welcome Address

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Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board, ENGIE & Chairman, Paris EUROPLACE








Opening
14:05  -  14:15

Opening

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Nicolas Hulot, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition








Opening Speech
14:15  -  14:25

Keynote Speech

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Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)








Round table 1: Risks and opportunities related to climate change: transparency and beyond
14:25  -  15:25

Round table 1

Risks and opportunities related to climate change: transparency and beyond

Considerable progress in recognizing the risks that climate change poses to financial actors and systems has been made over the past two years. Thanks to the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD, launched at COP21, transparency on these risks and opportunities is now perceived as a discipline that must be shared by all economic players, including financial actors. How can financial regulators and supervisors contribute to the transition of the economy towards a low carbon model? What is the role of climate-related risks and opportunities in the strategy of major players in finance?

Moderated by Christian Thimann, Axa Group, Vice chair, Task-force on Climate Financial Disclosures (TCFD) & Chair, European High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance (HLEG)

Wrap-up speech: Anne Le Lorier, First Deputy-Governor, Banque de France








Keynote Speech: A policy representative that will highlight a broad national plan to establish a green financial system
15:25  -  15:35

Keynote speech

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Ma Jun, Special Advisor to the Governor, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) & Chairman, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking








Round Table 2: A new deal between finance and the real economy
15:35  -  16:40

Round Table 2

A new deal between finance and the real economy

Beyond an integration of climate-related issues within the strategy and business of financial institutions, climate change creates new demands between the financial sector and economic players. Investors and their asset managers are increasingly engaging with companies in order to take climate change into account in their business strategies and models. Conversely, companies wish to be accompanied in their low carbon strategies and projects. The growth of green financial products and services has been unprecedented in recent years, but they often remain niche products and services. This round table will highlight innovative best practices to accelerate and scale up this type of funding.

Introduction by Ségolène Royal, Former Minister, COP 21 President, Special Envoy for International Solar Alliance

Moderated by Philippe Zaouati, CEO, Mirova & Chair, Finance for Tomorrow








Keynote speech
16:40  -  16:50

Keynote Speech

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Lionel Zinsou, Chairman, African Investors Network for Climate








Round table 3: Renewal of public-private cooperation
16:50  -  17:45

Round table 3

Renewal of public-private cooperation

The economics of low-carbon technologies continue to improve. However, their deployment remains hampered by barriers, risks and costs that limit their access to financing. To accelerate the low-carbon transition, new public-private cooperation is developing. This cooperation depends on political support and on the strategic use of public policies and finance to mobilize private money more effectively. This round table will highlight the most promising initiatives to deliver public priorities, support the market and address the challenges of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

Moderated by Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, Climate Finance program - Climate Policy Initiative & Director, Climate Finance Lab








Warm up
17:45  -  17:50

Warm up

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Bertrand Piccard, Initiator & Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation








Keynote Speech
17:50  -  17:55

Keynote Speech

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Michael R. Bloomberg, Chair, Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures








Closing
17:55  -  18:05

Closing

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- Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy and Finance
- Per Bolund, Swedish Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs








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