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High-level round table – Financing a just industrial decarbonization – sharing risks and rewards

FfD Forum side event organized by the Leadership Group for Industry Transition that will gather high-level representatives from Multilateral Organisations, UN Member States, and the private sector to discuss the scale of action required for financing industry transition in emerging and developing economies.

The roundtable dialogue will inspire the search for instruments, frameworks, and partnerships to direct investments toward industry transition in the global south, tackling challenges such as how to develop the multilateral offer, create enabling conditions for investment, share risks, and mobilize capital.

Decarbonization of industry calls for difficult decisions and new partnerships. International finance institutions, in partnership with the UN and other multilateral development organisations, governments, and philanthropies, can play a key role in enabling the industry transition to set ambitions, pathways, policy frameworks, and standards to better share risks and rewards.

Speakers include:

Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, UN (TBC)
Ciyong Zou, Deputy Director General, UN Industrial Development Organisation
Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UN Development Programme
Jennifer Topping, Executive Director, UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund
Ligia Noronha, Assistant Secretary General, UN Environment Programme
Samir Suleymanov, COP28 Lead on Finance, United Arab Emirates
William Sisson, Head North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBC)
Jacob Thoppil, Partnership Director, Climate Investment Fund
John F. Larkin, Head of Impact Investments, Avenue Capital
Vivek Pathak, Director and Global Head for Climate Business, International Finance Corporation
Carin Jämtin, Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Joseph Curtin, Managing Director, Power & Climate Team, Rockefeller Foundation
Karin Isaksson, Managing Director, Nordic Development Fund
Andrea Guerrero, Growald Climate Fund (TBC)
Charlotte Pera, Vice President, Bezos Earth Fund (TBC)

Practical information


18 April 2023

- 18 April 2023


1:00 PM

- 2:30 PM


13:00-14:30 EDT
Swedish Permanent Representation to the UN,
New York/Online