Road to Paris: What’s at Stake and How Do We Pay for It?

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Leading up to COP21 in Paris, join Abt Associates for a discussion on the innovative actions cities are taking to build low-carbon, climate-resilient cities and the evolving global landscape for climate change finance including the role of co-benefits in securing funds to mitigate and adapt to climate impacts.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Karen Florini, Deputy Special Envoy, Climate Change, U.S. Department of State

Who Are the Innovators Building Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Cities?

  • Sam Adams, Director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute, Former Mayor of Portland, Oregon
  • Tanya Müller, Secretary of Environment, Mexico City
  • Joel Smith, Principal Associate, Abt Associates

Where’s the Money? The Role of Finance in Climate Change:

  • Amal-Lee Amin, Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
  • Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Glen Anderson, Principal Associate, Abt Associates

The Donor Perspective:

  • Charles North, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), USAID


The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001

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