Invite to USAID CEADIR Series on July 14, Climate Change Financial Risks to Infrastructure Investments

You are invited to join the USAID CEADIR project for the next discussion in its Navigating the Climate Economy series. The next discussion, Climate Change Financial Risks to Infrastructure Investments, will be held on July 14, 2016 at Crown Agents USA in Washington, DC. A simultaneous live streaming webinar will also be available. Registration information and event details are found below.

We hope you will join us!

Next in the USAID CEADIR Discussion Series:
Climate Change Risks to Infrastructure Investments

Thursday, July 14, 2016
9:00 – 10:30 AM (EDT)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is developing voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies to provide information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders. The effects of climate change on infrastructure, especially for transport, energy and trade are a major concern for private companies, investors, governments, and donors. A 2015 conference organized by the Agence Francaise de Developpement and the World Bank focused on the impacts of climate change on power and water infrastructure in Africa. Climate change will exacerbate existing concerns about the adequacy of infrastructure investments in Africa raised by the Brookings Institution. Proper integration of climate change in planning and design can reduce climate risks to hydropower, irrigation, and other vulnerable infrastructure investments.

On July 14, 2016 the CEADIR Discussion Series will host four climate finance experts to speak on “Climate Change Risks to Infrastructure Investments.”

Vladimir Stenek, Senior Climate Change Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will discuss climate change influences and financial risks identified in case studies on coastal adaptation in Colombia and hydropower in Zambia.

John Garrison, Energy Advisor in USAID’s Power Africa and Trade Africa Office, will focus on USAID’s work in African electric power policy reforms and investments, including distribution grids and renewable energy sources.

Mathias Jungen, Senior Vice President at Swiss Re Group, will discuss how insurance companies calculate the effects of changing weather patterns on energy infrastructure, with insights from ongoing work on hydroelectric power in Colombia.

Matt Austin, USAID Private Capital and Microenterprise Office, will moderate the discussion.

This live event will be at 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT) onJuly 14, 2016 at Crown Agents, 1129 20th Street NW, Washington, DC. It will also be available through a live streaming webinar. Please RSVP to join either in-person or by webinar. In-person and web participants will have opportunities to ask questions.

About the CEADIR Series
USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) hosts a monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience. 

The series presents the perspectives of experts in climate change-related analysis, policy, planning and finance, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable landscapes, and adaptation.

**Register above for both the live event and webinar.

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