Washington DC--December 4, 2019—P4G Global Director Ian de Cruz will speak on green growth and the importance of partnerships to reduce emissions and meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at multiple events at COP 25 in Madrid. A recent United Nations report found that countries have failed to stem the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, lending even more urgency to the climate negotiations.
In addition to P4G’s Global Director, the initiative’s Head of Strategy and Engagement Leila Yim Surratt will also attend COP25 to participate in sessions on innovative public-private partnerships to meet SDGs.
P4G will participate at the following events at COP25 (all times in Central European Time):
Sunday, December 8, 16:00 – 17:00
The World Climate Summit - The Investment COP will connect stakeholders across sectors for discussions and insights into best practice financial models and the development and scaling of bankable climate initiatives that will bring climate goals closer to reality. de Cruz will moderate a session on how partnerships can play an integral role in leading and implementing sustainable green growth solutions to mitigate climate change.
Monday, December 9, 9:30 – 10:30
P4G Head of Strategy and Engagement Leila Surrat will be participating in a panel discussion to share and discuss the importance of RD&D in climate technology cooperation for facilitating commercialization.
Tuesday, December 10, 9:30 – 10:30
This is a high-level briefing on the upcoming P4G Seoul Summit in June 2020. de Cruz will present on key opportunities for partnership-driven projects, the need for increased collaboration between leaders in business, government and civil society for green growth, and share a glimpse into what attendees can expect at the 2020 Summit.
Tuesday, December 10, 13:30 – 14:30
de Cruz will showcase specific P4G partnerships to illustrate how this collaborative model can help countries deliver on their NDCs and commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Wednesday, December 11, 11:30 – 16:00
This half-day conference will focus on the importance of partnerships between multiple stakeholders and sectors to enable sustainable green transitions. Surratt will be a panelist in a session about the green energy transition in transportation and will share the successes and lessons learned from P4G’s zero emissions bus partnerships in Latin America.
P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – is funding over 30 public-private partnerships with projects in developing countries. P4G is a collaborative partnership among 12 partner countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Vietnam. P4G is funded by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands and hosted at World Resources Institute. Other partner organizations include C40 Cities, Global Green Growth Institute, International Finance Corporation, World Economic Forum and the United Nations Global Compact.