Where Next on Climate? The Future of Climate Finance & Role of the Green Climate Fund

Where Next on Climate? The Future of Climate Finance & Role of the Green Climate Fund

Monday, September 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway, Uris Hall, Room 301
New York, NY 10027

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) hosted a presentation by Howard Bamsey, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). ED Bamsey discussed climate finance and the role of GCF. After his keynote remarks, panelists joined CGEP Inaugural Fellow, David Sandalow for an actively moderated discussion focused broadly on climate finance and next steps following President Trump's announcement to pull out of the Paris Agreement and end U.S. contributions to the GCF.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Howard Bamsey is the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund. He was appointed by the GCF Board at its 14th meeting and took office on 10 January 2017. He is the second Executive Director of the Fund.

Ambassador Bamsey has spent most of his career in international diplomacy and public service. He is a widely recognized negotiator in the global response to climate change who co-chaired the United Nations ‘Dialogue on Long-term Cooperative Action on Climate Change by Enhancing Implementation of the Convention’.

Mr. Bamsey’s role in this body helped shape a strategic approach to advance the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including on adaptation and the use of technology and market mechanisms.

For more information about Howard Bamsey, please click here.

Panelists:

Mike EckhartManaging Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability at Citigroup

Melanie NakagawaNon-Resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and Head of Climate Initiative with Princeville Global

Bruce UsherCo-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School