@aqua; Climate Bonds Initiative;
Discussions of resilience and climate adaptation often focus on implementation: the science, engineering, and governance necessary to accomplish a project. However, many technical solutions are structured by "upstream" processes such as finance arrangements and assessments of financial risk, which impact on the options available and often determine the final selection of a "resilient" solution. Can we use bonds, private equity, insurance and other mechanisms as tools for converting existing financial pathways into instruments for promoting resilience, natural infrastructure, flexible management, and low-carbon growth? How can we ensure that current thinking about effective implementation is supported by institutional processes, proper policies and regulatory frameworks, for developing better options and selecting resilient solutions? What kind of clear metrics to measure performance and impact of resilience activities can be used to design innovative financing instruments? In this session, we will provide examples of how institutions are beginning to bridge these gaps as economies begin to absorb a long-term sustainability perspective. We will engage with thought leaders and practitioners from the public, private, development bank, and non-profit sectors in a dialogue about how to bring adaptation into the mainstream of water management, investments, and resource management.
16.00 Introduction and welcome.
John Matthews, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
16.10 Finance water and climate change adaptation: Opportunities for mainstreaming
Anthony Cox, OECD
16.25 Natural Infrastructure Financing: Opening an Opportunity
James Dalton, IUCN
16.40 Linking Water & Finance Flows: Innovative Financing for Water Scarcity
Rochi Khemka, 2030 Water Resources Group
16.55 Leveraging climate bonds for integrating nature based solutions in investment portfolios
Justine Leigh-Bell, Climate Bonds Initiative
Moderator. Mark Fletcher, Arup
17:25 Closing Thoughts
Rapporteur. Roman Gomez Gonzalez Cosio
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