In 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal and legally binding agreement, called Paris Agreement, to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. The agreement requires all Parties to outline their commitments in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to accelerate these efforts in the years ahead.  In this regard, the Regional Climate Weeks have been instituted prior to the Secretary General’s Climate Summit, to provide encouragement to the implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement and climate action to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Ghana is to host the 1st Regional Climate Week on 18-19 March 2019 at Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). 

The NDC Investment Forum, supported by the UNDP NDC Support Programme in Ghana, aims to catalyse private sector investment, and financial as well as substantive support from all relevant stakeholders to help Ghana implement its climate committments. This Forum will showcase proven climate solutions to attract private investment, present investment-ready climate NDC projects and introduce entry points for private sector to engage in NDC actions. 

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OBJECTIVES

  • Launch Ghana’s NDC implementation plan with national priority;
  • Present priority projects to support the NDC implementation of the country to potential investors;
  • Showcase investment opportunities for private sector and strengthen their role in the implementation of NDCs;
  • Introduce national best practices, success stories and key learning points;
  • Promote coordinated policy making environment with the understanding of interrelatedness of Climate Action and respective SDGs by introducing innovative SDG impact assessment tool;
  • Address climate finance needs and barriers through innovative policy, technology and finance solutions for NDC implementation;
  • Discuss policy incentives, engaging local, regional and national authorities;
  • Review entry points to integrate gender equality and advocate women’s empowerment into NDC implementation and planning.

 

AGENDA (Download)

Day 1 - March 18, 2019

08:00-09:00 Registration of participants

09:00-09:15 Opening: Opening Remarks

09:20-10:00 Session 1: Scale of the Need and Investment Opportunity for low-carbon transition

10:00-11:00 Coffee Break and Networking

11:00-12:30 Session 2: Increase Climate Project Flow with Innovative Finance

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:30 Session 3: Accelerating Private Sector Investment (in press conference format)

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break and Networking

15:00-16:00 Session 4: Adapting to Climate Change: Resilience, Security and Finance

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break and Networking

16:30-18:00 Session 5: Climate Action and SDGs

18:00-20:00 Evening Cocktail networking session

 

Day 2 - March 19, 2019

08:00-09:00 Registration of participants

09:00-10:30 Session 1: Ghana’s Macro-Economic Investment Environment: Setting the Scene for Institutional Investors

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break and Networking

11:00-12:30 Session 2: Stripping Away the Risk: Crowding in Private Sector Finance

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:30 Session 3: Standardizing Green Projects to Accelerate Climate Finance

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break and Networking

15:00-17:30 Session 4: Showcasing: Implementing the Paris Agreement – Project by Project

17:30-18:00 Closing Remarks

18:00-19:00 Evening Cocktail networking session

 

This Forum is organized by the Government of Ghana and UN Development Programme. For more information please contact woojoo.kim@undp.org and alexandra.soezer@undp.org.

 

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