The Cimate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the (National Designated Entity) NDEs of Germany and France are organising an online seminar on March 7, 2019 on mechanisms for access to finance for climate change projects.
Funding is available and projects are rare. It is on this basis that the Cimate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) decided to offer training on the issue of climate finance. It will be held on the 7th of March 2019. The German and French National Designated Entities (NDEs) will present a plethora of opportunities for sustainable investments in the fight against climate change during the workshop.
For the organisers, it is urgent to set up innovative financing mechanisms if we want to achieve the objectives set by the States within the framework of the Paris Agreement. They have observed that the funds available in the world are abundant but that project leaders sometimes lack the right methods and techniques to benefit from them. Using practical examples, the experts will present to the participants the techniques to be implemented to ensure their sustainable projects as well as the decisive criteria for investors. As the CTCN points out, “this is a unique opportunity for the private sector and project developers, but also for potential investors to contribute to climate action”, which the CTCN and its partners have joined forces to support.
The NDE of Germany and France represent 2 of the 158 focal points that have been created under the mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They work with private actors (associations, SMEs, research institutes, etc.) to limit the effects of climate change.
– Sonja Kotin-Förster, project manager of the NDE Germany implementation office, is an advocate for the transfer of German climate technologies to developing countries.
– Regina Karakina is a network coordinator in the implementation office of NDE Germany. It has expertise acquired through its participation in climate technology transfer and consultation projects in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa over the past two years.
– Frank Ackermann is co-founder and associate director of the SDG Investments platform. He is a finance professional with over 38 years of experience in various management and expertise positions in commercial banks and international investors.
– Cécile Carlier is a director of I&P Conseil. She has approximately 20 years of experience with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and has extensive knowledge of economic development issues in African countries. Since 2016, she has joined Investors & Partners to develop the advisory service aimed at strengthening support for entrepreneurship and promoting impact financing in Africa.