Workshop 1: Introduction to Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities in Connectivity Infrastructure Projects

Workshop Series on Climate Smart Connectivity Infrastructure

The Road to Sharm El-Sheikh COP27

Workshop 1: Introduction to Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities in Connectivity Infrastructure Projects

6 – 8 June 2022; 18:00 – 20:30 Beijing time

TENTATIVE AGENDA

The objective of this 3-day workshop is to provide participants a solid foundation of climate change concepts, trends, and innovations ahead of the sector-specific workshops to follow in this series. This first workshop will also cover key cross-sectoral issues such as finance and technologies. The general concepts of climate change mitigation and adaptation and their relevance and practical experience to connectivity infrastructure projects will be presented. In addition, the basic concepts, sources of financing, and new instruments for climate financing applicable to infrastructure projects will be discussed.

DAY 1: CLIMATE MITIGATION ACTION AND CONNECTIVITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Monday, 6 June 2022

18:00 – 18:10

Launch of the Workshop Series and Welcome Remarks by:

  • H.E. Ahmed Kouchouk, Vice Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies and Institutional Reform, Egypt (confirmed)

18:10 – 18:20

Introduction to the Workshop Series by:

  • Mr. Zhongjing Wang, Chief Executive Officer, MCDF (confirmed)

18:20 – 18:40

Overview on Climate Change Mitigation and Connectivity Infrastructure by:

  • Mr. Ede Ijjasz, Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, MCDF (confirmed)

18:40 – 19:00

Question and Answer Session

19:00-19:30

Panel of Experts:

Topic 1: Integration of Tri-network for Decarbonizing Transport Connectivity

Topic 2: The Recent Evolution of Renewable Technology and the Implications for Connectivity Infrastructure

19:30 – 19:45

Question and Answer Session

19:45 – 19:55

Break

19:55 – 20:25

Case Studies:

Case Study 1: Renewable Energy Transformation in Egypt

Case Study 2: Decarbonizing China’s Road Transport Sector – Strategies toward Carbon Neutrality

20:25 – 20:40

Question and Answer Session

DAY 2: CLIMATE ADAPTATION ACTION AND CONNECTIVITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

18:00 – 18:10

Opening Remarks by:

  • Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President, Policy and Strategy (confirmed)

18:10 – 18:30

Overview Climate Change Adaptation and Connectivity Infrastructure by:

  • Mr. Ede Ijjasz, Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, MCDF (confirmed)

18:30 – 18:45

Question and Answer Session

18:45 – 19:15

Panel of Experts:

Topic 1: World Bank adaptation rating system for infrastructure projects

Topic 2: Climate adaptation and resilience in connectivity infrastructure PPPs

19:15 – 19:30

Question and Answer Session

19:30 – 19:45

Break

19:45 – 20:15

Case Studies:

Case Study 1: Resilient Coastal Infrastructure Projects in West Africa

Case Study 2: Connectivity infrastructure, regional rural economies, and adaptation to climate change

20:25 – 20:40

Question and Answer Session

DAY 3: FINANCING FOR CONNECTIVITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Wednesday, 8 June 2022

18:00 – 18:10

Opening Remarks by:

  • Mr. Amer Bukvic, Director General, Global Practice and Partnership Directorate, IsDB (confirmed)

18:10 – 18:30

Overview Climate Finance and Connectivity Infrastructure by:

  • Mr. Ede Ijjasz, Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, MCDF (confirmed)

18:30 – 18:45

Question and Answer Session

18:45 – 19:15

Panel of Experts:

Topic 1: Global climate financing

Topic 2: Innovations in Adaptation Infrastructure Finance

19:15 – 19:30

Question and Answer Session

19:30 – 19:45

Break

19:45 – 20:15

Case Studies:

Case Study 1: Egypt’s experience with Green Bonds

Case Study 2: Shandong Green Development Fund

Case Study 3: Creating a Favorable Institutional Framework: The Case of Rwanda’s Green Fund

20:15 – 20:25

Question and Answer Session

20:25 – 20:40

Closing Remarks by:

  • Mr. Strahan Spencer, Head of the Platform Team, MCDF (confirmed)

Date

Jun 06 - 08 2022
Expired!

Time

UTC +8
10:00 am - 12:40 pm
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