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The Green Climate Fund: Financing for Green Growth
19 Jun 2012 - 19 Jun 2012
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

German Pavilion, Parque dos Atletas, Rio de Janeiro

Lead Organizer:
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Federal Foreign Office (AA)

Panelists / speaker:
Prof. Dr Dirk Messner, Director, German Development Institute, Germany
Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Prof. Dr h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany
Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director General of the Energy and Resources Institute and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, India
Dr Albert Butare, CEO of Africa Energy Services Group, CEO of Fatracs Co Ltd and former Minister of Energy and Water of the Republic of Rwanda
Dr Carlos Augusto Klink, Secretary for Climate Change and Environmental Quality, Ministry of
Environment, Brazil
Prof. Dr Thomas Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative, USA
Karin Ireton, Director Group Sustainability Management Standard Bank, South Africa

Short description:
Transforming economies towards a low carbon development is a centre piece of green growth. The panel discussion focuses on the role of the Green Climate Fund in catalysing different sources of financing, e.g. private and other innovative sources.

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