The Opportunity for Action at COP26

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), held November 1-12 in Glasgow, Scotland provides an opportunity to accelerate the climate action needed to deliver on plans and commitments and achieve a just transition. The P4G Seoul Summit in May served as a stepping-stone to COP by highlighting the role of public-private partnerships in driving a net zero future. It emphasized the importance of green recovery from the pandemic as well as scaling investments in market-based solutions and a carbon neutral transition in developing countries. Now we must ensure COP26 follows through on accelerating green investment and innovative solutions centered on developing countries’ priorities. 

P4G looks forward to the opportunity to bring like-minded coalitions and people together at COP26 to progress our partnerships and deliver the impact needed. We hope you’ll join us. For more updates, subscribe to our newsletter. 

P4G's Events at COP26

Net Zero Partnerships to Catalyze Investment in Developing Countries

November 8, 2021 at 11:00 – 12:00 EST | 16:00 – 17:30 GMT

This event will demonstrate how public-private partnerships can progress national and global climate agendas. It will showcase innovative scalable and investable solutions that partnerships are progressing on the ground in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The winner of P4G’s State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year Award will be announced at this event to demonstrate an example of exemplary partnership solutions that can catalyze private sector investment to reach net zero. Learn more about the 2021 State-of-the-Art Partnership sector winners here

This event is co-hosted by the Republic of Korea and Denmark and is an official side event of the Republic of Korea Pavilion at COP26. 

Mobilizing Finance to Reach Net Zero in Developing Countries

November 9, 2021 at 9:00 – 10:00 EST | 13:00 – 14:00 GMT 

Developed countries need to deliver a clear roadmap for meeting their over-due commitment to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries. But what are some solutions that can be scaled because of this finance? And how can the private sector be mobilized to do more?  

Join us on November 9 for a discussion of tangible solutions in developing countries that can mobilize private sector investment to reach net zero goals. You’ll hear from global leaders, CEOs and entrepreneurs on solutions that are ready for investment and scaling, and actionable steps forward for turning plans and commitments into action.  

This is an official side event of the We Mean Business Coalition Pavilion at COP26.  

P4G Partnerships Events at COP26

Energise Africa: Blending retail & institutional investing to close the climate finance gap

November 5, 2021 at 19:00 – 21:30 GMT

An evening drinks reception and panel discussion to learn a bit more about ways of blending retail and institutional investment in new and catalytic ways to bridge the climate and sustainable development finance gap.

At the event, you will hear from pioneering sustainable organisations like Azuri Technologies, Camco and Westmill Solar on how they are accessing new and innovative forms of blended finance to rapidly scale their low-carbon operations in emerging economies and beyond.

Representatives from leading impact investing platforms will discuss the new ways that catalytic finance from Governments and foundations can be blended alongside investments from individuals to transform the climate finance sector and mobilise people powered finance at the $bn scale.

GeoFutures GreenInvest: Unlocking private capital for social good

November 8, 2021 at 10:00 - 11:00 GMT

Unlocking private capital for social good: the role of insurance and capital markets in addressing the disaster relief funding gap


In 2020, the funding gap for the humanitarian response to global disasters reached almost $20bn. As the frequency and severity of climate-related disasters continue to increase, this gap is expected to widen. Traditional forms of disaster relief financing simply cannot keep pace.  

This panel brings together experts from the public, private and charity sectors to discuss how creating markets for private capital to fund disaster relief projects could see more funds reaching those who need it, and faster than ever before.  

Energise Africa: How can retail & institutional investment be blended to bridge the climate finance gap?

November 9, 2021 at 08:30 – 10:00 GMT

How can retail & institutional investment be blended in new and catalytic ways to bridge the climate & sustainable development finance gap?


During this breakfast briefing, you will hear from two of Europe’s leading impact investing platforms, Energise Africa and Lendahand, as well as number of strategic partners including UK aid, TCX, Camco and P4G about new approaches which are pioneering and challenging the norm to develop new models of blended finance that can deliver transformational change to the sustainable businesses and emerging economies of the future.

This interactive breakfast briefing will showcase how people-powered finance is enabling transformational climate finance to flow to climate vulnerable countries and sectors that have previously seen limited investment. We will look at how new models of impact investing can deliver the kinds of financial products that investors and investees want to see and which currently seem to be lacking in the market.