About Innovate4Climate (I4C) 2021: Transforming the Global Economy - The Next Generation of Climate-Smart Solutions

  • 10 May 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

9am-10am New York /  2pm-3pm London / 3pm-4pm Geneva

Co-hosted by IETA and the World Bank

Registrations HERE

Want to know what this virtual edition of I4C has in store for you? Join us for this special 'Teaser' event. Now in its 5th year, hosted by the World Bank Group, Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, and German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, I4C is an established and recognized annual flagship global event. 

Showcasing the opportunities and innovations for low-carbon, resilient development, and fostering exchange of knowledge between public and private sectors, this year's focus is on mobilizing finance towards climate action, and demonstrating the ‘how to’ approach of achieving a resilient and low-carbon future. 

Welcome Address & Facilitator: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO - IETA


Opening Address: Venkata Ramana Putti, Program Manager, Climate and Carbon Finance - World Bank


Host Governments & UN Addresses:           

. Ignacio Sánchez, Deputy Director General for Carbon Markets, Spanish Climate Change Office - Ministry for the Ecological Transition, Spain

. Silke Karcher, Head of Division, Climate and Energy Policy, European Climate Initiative (EUKI), Carbon Markets - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

. James Grabert, Director, Mitigation - UNFCCC      


Roundtable Conversation 

Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA


. Mark Lewis, Chief Sustainability Strategist - BNP Paribas Asset Management

. David Antonioli, CEO - Verra

. Edwin Aalders, Senior Principal Scientist, Climate Change Energy Transition Group – DNV

. Meredith Adler, Executive Director – Student Energy


Wrap up & Outlook onto I4C: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA