Innovative climate finance strategies and instruments by and for climate vulnerable countries (COP 23 SIDE EVENT)

Monday, 13 November 2017, 4:45-6:15 PM UTC+1 (11:45 PM-1:15 AM UTC+8)

Meeting Room 9, Bonn Zone


Organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, Government of the Republic of the Philippines, and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, with the Climate Smart Network and the Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers (V20).

This official side event will preview innovative climate finance initiatives such as the Sustainable Insurance Facility of the Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers (V20) and the financing program behind the 4.4 million residential rooftop installations in Bangladesh. It will also feature insights from V20 country experts.


  • Senator Loren Legarda, Philippines
  • Minister Kare Chawicha Debessa, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ethiopia (Chair, Climate Vulnerable Forum) 
  • Dr. Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
  • Ms. Sara Jane Ahmed, Climate Smart Network
  • Dr. Ainun Nishat, Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research, BRAC University


  • Mr. Renato Redentor Constantino, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
  • Dr. Atiq Rahman, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies


Denise Fontanilla:, +49 176 8764 7954