An international Symposium
On the theme “Funding the transition toward a low carbon society”

This Symposium took place on the 4th of June 2018, at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. It gathered climate experts, socio-economic actors, elected, institutional and media representatives from the whole world.

 

All actors are impacted by the funding of the energy transition and the ecological shift.

Citizens, companies, collectivities, states and international organizations are all impacted by the funding of the energy transition and the ecological shift.
The banking and insurance sectors hold numerous keys concerning climate challenges, for the success of the Climate Plan and the energy transition… and to grab more on the subject, because it is an emergency and the general public is getting attached to it.
What are the challenges and ongoing evolutions? What are the means used to reach out as many actors as possible, in France and internationally?

Programme

 

09:00 – Official opening
Frédérique Vidal Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Jean Chambaz President, Sorbonne Université
Jean Jouzel President of Météo et Climat, climatologist and former member of the IPCC Bureau, co-Nobel Peace Prize

Symposium animated by Sylvianne Villaudière Founder-Director of Alliantis

Introduction: Stéphane Hallegate Lead economist at the World Bank

09:30 – The Green transition and the need for investments
picto-pdf-bleu.pngBenoit Leguet I4CE

 

Session 1 – Financial innovation at the service of the Green transition

10:00 – Accelerate the financing of green infrastructure: overview of the brakes, risks and needs for investors
picto-pdf-bleu.pngAlain Quinet SNCF

10:30 – Break

11:00 – Roundtable 1 – Financial innovation at full speed: “de-risking”, “first-loss mechanisms”, “green bonds”…
Moderated by: Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg Journal de l’Environnement
Speakers: Berit Lindholdt-Lauridsen International Finance Corporation, Guilain Cals ADEME, Soenke Kreft MCII, Emmanuelle Matz PROPARCO

12:00 – The role of regulatory initiatives
Jean Boissinot Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances, DG Trésor

12:30 – Lunch

 

Session 2 – Connecting financial innovation to the needs on the ground

2:00 – Roundtable 2 – Local governments looking for funding: opportunities and impediments
Moderated by: Yann Françoise Mairie de Paris
Speakers: James Alexander C40, Philippe Zaouati Mirova, Frédéric Samama Amundi, Sylvie Lemmet Cour des Comptes, Clémentine Baju Mairie de Paris

3:00 – Break

3:30 – Roundtable 3 – Corporate stakes and projects in green financing
Moderated by: Emilie Alberola EcoAct
Speakers: Paturle-Guesnerot Demeter, Valérie David Eiffage, Gilles Vermot-Desroches Schneider Electric, Arnaud Berger Groupe BPCE

4:30 – Financing the green transition: are we on track?
Laurence Tubiana European Climate Foundation

5:00 – Official closing
Anne Hidalgo Mayor of Paris and President of C40 TBC
Jean Jouzel President of Météo et Climat, climatologist and former member of the IPCC Bureau, co-Nobel Peace Prize

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

President
Stéphane Hallegatte
Senior economist at the World Bank, Climate Change Department

Bruno Léchevin  Former President of the ADEME
Jean Jouzel  President of Météo et Climat
Anne Girault  Director of the Parisian Agency of Climate
Yann Françoise  Head of the “Climate-Energies and Circular Economy” Department at the Mairie de Paris
Frédéric Samama  Head of the Executive Committee at Amundi
David Salas Y Melia  Researcher at Météo-France, National Center of meteorological researches