Green City Finance: Common avenues and Concrete Approaches

13 Nov,

Cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. Rapid urbanisation across the globe is exacerbating the challenges cities face in providing services for growing populations while also working to diminish the causes of climate change and protect themselves from its impacts. At the heart of these overlapping challenges is a funding gap and a finance innovation challenge; municipalities will need significant investments to improve the efficiency, climate-impacts and climate-resilience of their infrastructure, in particular in the transport, water, waste, and building sectors.

This side event will engage key Nordic cities that face similar challenges and facilitate discussion, aiming to identify common avenues and concrete approaches for replicating green finance initiatives and approaches in other Nordic cities.

Organised by Climate-KIC Nordic and the Low Carbon City Lab

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Programme

10:00-10:05 – Welcome and presentation of the programme

Moderator: Peter Vangsbo, Climate-KIC Nordic

10:05-10:15 Climate-KIC’s Low Carbon City Lab Purpose

Moderator: Victor Gancel, Flagship Manager, Low Carbon City Lab

10:15-10:35 Calls to Action by Nordic Cities: identifying city challenges, strategies and ambitions

–       Olso
–       Copenhagen
–       Malmo
–       Gothenburg

Moderator: Victor Gancel, Flagship Manager, Low Carbon City Lab

Panel:
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor or Trevor Graham, Head of Sustainable Development, Malmo
Raymond Johansen, Mayor, Olso
Thomas Bisballe, Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Magnus Borelius, CFO, Gothenburg

10:35-11:00 Calls to action

Opening the floor to make connections, brainstorm ideas and address the proposed city challenges.

Moderator: Victor Gancel, Flagship Manager, Low Carbon City Lab

Panel:
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor or Trevor Graham, Head of Sustainable Development, Malmo
Thomas Bisballe, Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Raymond Johansen, Mayor, Olso
Magnus Borelius, CFO, Gothenburg

11:00-11:20 Panel discussion:  common avenues and concrete approaches for replicating green finance initiatives in Nordic cities

  • Successful green finance activities that led to increased low-carbon and resilient investments
  • How do we get municipal financial departments collaborating with the sustainability/environmental departments
  • Governance best practices in climate planning at city level
  • The next big green finance actions you will or would like to implement in your city

Moderator: Victor Gancel, Flagship Manager, Low Carbon City Lab

Panel:
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor or Trevor Graham, Head of Sustainable Development, Malmo

Raymond Johansen, Mayor, Olso
Thomas Bisballe, Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Magnus Borelius, CFO, Gothenburg
Bjorn Bergstrand, Head of Sustainability, KommuneInvest

11:20-11:30 Questions and Closing Remarks

Moderator: Victor Gancel, Flagship Manager, Low Carbon City Lab

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