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Join us for a pre-COP26 event on mobilising climate finance

Join us for the event “UNITING THE WORLD TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE: Mobilising climate finance for a just transition to net-zero” on 28 October 2021, 15:00-16:15 in UN City Copenhagen.

Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all. We are at a critical crossroad for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Achieving an ambitious outcome at COP26 is key to keep the 1.5 temperature target alive. Mobilising financial resources is essential to create the right conditions for a successful transition. In fact, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual clean energy investments will need to triple by 2030 if we are to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

This event will bring together the Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, and Rajiv. J. Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation (TBC), Jan Fuglestvedt, Vice-Chair for IPCC Working Group I, and CEO at ATP Bo Foged to call for higher climate ambitions and show real cross-sectoral leadership on climate finance in favor of an inclusive global transition to net-zero.


14:00 Arrival and coffee

15:00 Welcome on behalf of the UN City by Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS

  • Presentation of UNDP’s Climate Campaign by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner (virtual) and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Presentation by Jan Fuglestvedt, Vice-Chair of IPCC working group I, on urgency of action
  • Presentation by Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director: World Energy Outlook 2021 and paths to net-zero
  • Key-note speech by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen: Our task in Glasgow and how Denmark is pushing the global climate change agenda
  • Speech by Bo Foged, CEO of ATP: Danish pension funds are taking the lead
  • Speech by Rajiv. J. Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation: The need for enhanced international financing (virtual)

16:00 Q&A

16:15 Closing


Participation is free and open for all based on a ‘first come first served’ principle but registration is necessary.

Register here.

The event will be held in English and Danish (with simultaneous translation).

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