The Innovate4Climate initiative highlights the role of the private sector and technology for climate solutions.
What difference can one group, one company, or one individual make in the massive battle to stop our climate from changing? Brilliant ideas and solutions come from every corner of the planet and work in ways that will surprise and amaze you.
Connect4Climate has managed to present climate solutions, driven by individuals, civil society, or the private sector. From presenting sustainability design discussions at the Milan Design Week to building the first solar plant on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to help power the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day attended by about 200,000 people, we aim to inspire change and build the social capital that shifts a society to a more sustainable future. The iChange competition supported by multiple partners emphasized the importance of individual choice in advancing climate solutions.
Frankfurt hosted Innovate4Climate in 2018
Launched in Barcelona in 2017, Innovate4Climate has been the place where finance, business, technology, and policy leaders meet to drive climate investment. Driving momentum, the second edition of “Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week” took place at the Kap Europa Congress Centre in Frankfurt, from May 22 to 24. Innovate4Climate has established as a new global dialogue of government, multilateral, business, banking and finance leaders focused on shaping the next generation of climate finance and policy instruments.
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Using the World Bank's online platform Connect4Climate, we hosted a series of live-streamed interviews with climate finance leaders, thinkers, and innovators. The Digital Media Zone also provided a platform for attendees to spread the word on partnerships, technologies and financial instruments in support of climate action.
First Innovate4Climate event in Barcelona (2017)
The historic Paris Agreement and the overall trend to include climate change in the sustainable development agenda have set the direction for broader global climate action. In line with these new developments, the World Bank Group presented “Innovate4Climate - Finance & Markets Week” in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017.
The first edition featured a two-day forum with high-level government representatives, finance and business leaders focused on Unlocking the Trillions in private sector investment needed to scale up national climate plans and to accelerate the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.
Connect4Climate run the Digital Media Zone, an interactive media hub that provided an opportunity to communicate and share ideas with a global online audience.
The conference was made possible through the support of government partners Spain and Germany and co-organized by FIRA Barcelona.