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IMPACT=Scaling innovative climate adaptation solutions

Thursday 27 June 2024 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm

About this event

British International Investment hosted two events as part of 2024 London Climate Action Week. Both focussed on different aspects of climate adaptation in emerging markets.

Event one: IMPACT= Scaling innovative climate adaptation solutions in emerging markets

Investing in adaptation and resilience is crucial for developing and emerging economies to mitigate the impacts of climate change, such as extreme weather events and resource scarcity. These investments not only safeguard communities and ecosystems but also offer economic benefits by creating new markets and job opportunities.

Innovation is key to developing sustainable, scalable solutions that address local challenges while contributing to global sustainability goals. This session delved into the diverse prospects for investors, ranging from venture capital to growth private equity, highlighting how investments can drive transformative change. The panel also examined viable climate finance opportunities, focusing on mobilising capital for climate adaptation technologies and solutions, and discussed methods to evaluate their impact effectively.

Speakers included
Chirantan Patnaik, Director, VC investments, British International Investment
Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, British International Investment
Hossam Allam, Managing Partner, Climate Resilient Africa Fund
Jess Ayers, Chief Executive Officer, Quadrature Climate Foundation
Charissa Bosma, Sustainable Finance Officer, FMO
Lori Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, FinDev Canada

This event was delivered in partnership with the Adaptation and Resilience Investors Collaborative (ARIC) – an international partnership of development finance institutions working together to accelerate and scale up private investment in climate adaptation and resilience in developing countries.

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