Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 18:00-22:00 GMT/ 2-6pm ET or convert time
Location: Live streamed via World Bank Live from New York City

To deliver on the Paris Agreement on climate change reached in December 2015, the world needs action and investment on an unprecedented scale. Getting there requires innovation – in technology, policy, entrepreneurship, and financing. Breakthroughs are happening on all these fronts, driven by the private sector, international organizations, civil society and forward-looking governments.

The World Bank Group and Responding to Climate Change Limited (RTCC) are proud to host ‘Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge,’ a half-day event looking at emerging innovations and the new opportunities they bring.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the event, followed by two back-to-back sessions. The first, ‘Using Carbon Pricing Revenue to Jumpstart Innovation’ will explore how revenues from carbon pricing can be used to boost productivity and innovation. The second, ‘Driving Climate Innovation in Developing Countries,’ will explore the role of the private sector in delivering future innovations at scale.

Follow the event on Twitter with #Innovate4Climate and #PriceOnCarbon