IDFC is at COP25 in Madrid, Spain !

29 November 2019

Join IDFC Pavilion at COP 25 !

2-13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain, IFEMA, Hall 8 – In front of Spain Office


For the first time this year IDFC will have its own pavilion at COP25 !

The IDFC Pavilion  will be located at the IFEMA Convention Center in Hall 8 just in front of Spain Office.  The IDFC Pavilion will be inaugurated on Tuesday 3rd December by Rémy Rioux, IDFC Chairperson and Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) CEO. On the same day, the IDFC team will also present the first operational instrument of the Club the IDFC Climate Finance Facility. We invite you all to join us at the Press Conference and the Cocktail that will joyfully end this day.

The IDFC Pavilion will host IDFC members and partners Side Events throughout the two weeks of the COP25 to exchange on Development Finance Institutions alignment on the Paris Agreement, Climate and Biodiversity, role of development banks in Climate Action. Consult the full IDFC Pavilion Programme of Events.

See below the list of our Day by Day Side-Events :

Tuesday 3rd of December

15:30 to 16:00 : Inauguration of the Pavilion in presence of Rémy Rioux, IDFC Chairperson and Agence Francaise de Developpement CEO

16:30 to 18:00 : Kick Off IDFC Climate Facility

18:00 onwards : IDFC Cocktail

Thursday 5th of December

9:00 to 11:00 : AFD-EIB & Climate Action in Financial Institutions closed door session Climate Risk in Financial Institutions (open to financial institutions only)

11:00 to 12:30 : IDFC Event : International carbon markets under the Paris Agreement: status, stakes and implications for development finance institutions – Report available

13:00 to 14:00 : Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD): BOAD’s Carbon neutral initiative

15:00 to 17:30 : Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) :  Expert Dialogue on Bioenergy and Climate Ambition

17:30 onwards : CAF Cocktail

Friday 6th of December

10:30 to 11:30 : WWF:  From climate to biodiversity reporting for financial institutions

11:30  to 13:30 : Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) : Climate finance for the new sustainable economy

14:00 to 15:00  : Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) : Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue for Southeast Asian Cities on the Rise

17:00 to 18:30 : AFD Adapt’Action Facility : Adaptation in Niger, Madagascar and Tunisia: issues and lessons learned through Adapt’Action Facility

18:30 onwards : AFD Adapt’Action Facility Cocktail

Saturday 7th of December

9:30 to 10:30: KfW Bankengruppe : The Sustainable Development Goals – Implementation into the banks’ practice

11:00 to 12:30 : Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) : Scaling up blended finance solutions

14:00 to 15:30 : IDFC, I4CE, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) : Paris Alignment – Solutions of implementation into the banks’ practice

17:00 to 19:00 : IDFC Closed door session – Alignment & Green Finance Mapping Worskhop (open to IDFC members only)

19:00 onwards : IDFC Cocktail

Monday 9th of December

10:00 to 11:30 : IDFC & Green Climate Fund (GCF) :  Transformational climate action : today and tomorrow

11:30 to 12:30 : 2050 Pathways : Getting Countries to Net Zero – Lessons from deep decarbonization pathways in Latin America

12:30 to 13:30 : OECD : Aligning Development Co-operation and Climate Action: The Only Way Forward

13:30 to 14:45 : World Resources Institute (WRI) : Enhancing Climate Ambition and Social Justice in 2020 revised NDCs

15:00 to 17:00 : Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) : Building resilience in the vulnerable coastal cities in Latin America within the Adaptation Fund Regional Programme

17:30 to 19:00 : French Development Agency (AFD) Building anticipatory capacities and actions for disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation at the community and government level

Tuesday 10th of December

11:45 to 13:00 : OECD & Germanwatch : Re-thinking development banking: Case studies and tools for Paris alignment

14:00 to 16:00 : ALIDE & IDFC: The role of development banking in the implementation of climate and green finance: critical aspects to move forward

17:30 to 19:30 : Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) : Climate Change : The new evolutionary challenge for the Galapagos

19:30 onwards : CAF Cocktail

Wednesday 11th of December

9:30 to 10:30 : Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA):  Climate finance solutions in Sub Saharan Africa – Opportunities & Challenges

11:00 to 12:00 : Development Bank of Latin America (CAF): Cities and Climate Change LAIF Program – Readiness GCF Program

12:30 to 14:30 : Vnesheconombank (VEB) : Green Approach for Sustainable Urban Development in Russia

17:30 to 18:30 : IDFC Climate Facility : What’s Up ?

18:30 onwards : IDFC Cocktail