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November 4, 2021


Aligning finance with the Paris Agreement and unlocking $100 billion
EU side event to COP26


November 4, 2021


Carolyn Neunuebel, Philipp Censkowsky, Pieter Pauw, Tasneem Essop , Catherine Marchewitz, Karsten Neuhoff

On Thursday 4 November, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) will hold an EU side event together with the World Resources Institute, Perspectives Climate Group, Frankfurt School and Climate Action Network on climate financing at the COP26.

Leading European researchers will present their latest insights into aligning international financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

This event will start at 17:00 (CET). Register here.

The session will explore

  • the challenges and opportunities of aligning development finance with climate action,
  • the critical role of export credit agencies,
  • the role of national policy making in unlocking international climate finance,
  • the extent to which previous climate targets have been met and the potential characteristics of the post-2025 target.

  • Karsten Neuhoff, PhD | Head of the Climate Policy Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) |
  • Carolyn Neunuebel | Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute | Aligning MDBs’ Policy-based Financing with the Paris Agreement
  • Philipp Censkowsky | Perspectives |Aligning public finance institutions with the Paris Agreement
  • Pieter Pauw | Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance | Post-2025 climate finance goal: How much more and how much better?

We are delighted to announce that Tasneem Essop, Executive Director of CAN-International, will join the session as guest speaker.

Tasneem Essop has just completed serving her second term as Commissioner in the National Planning Commission in South Africa, appointed by the President, and leads the work on Climate Change and the Just Transition. She previously headed the climate team in WWF International and served as the Head of Delegation for the organisation at the UNFCCC.