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High Level Climate Event

High Level Climate Event

On the 3rd July 2019, the Secretary of State for International Development will host a High-Level climate event bringing together Government Ministers, heads of development agencies, CEOs of multinational private sector firms, foundations and civil society. It is with great pleasure we can announce that there will be a select number of tickets reserved for Future Leaders Network members.

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The event will seek to raise collective ambition ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in September. In addition to a keynote address from the Secretary of State for International Development the Rt. Hon. Rory Stewart OBE MP, there will be an opening discussion on global climate ambition with Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the UK Environment Agency, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern from the London School of Economics, Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Naoki Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility.

There will also be three thematic panels with a range of high-level speakers from both the private and public sector:

  • Financing for a Resilient Future: The panel discussion will explore how we can achieve greater alignment of financial flows into resilience, what can be done to incentivise investment in climate resilience, and how we can manage climate-related financial risks.

  • Building Resilient Food and Agriculture Systems: The discussion will look into what more can be done to support for small holder farmers, how we can shift incentives for investment in agriculture, and what action needs to be taken to prevent further degradation of the environment.

  • Reducing the Cost and Impact of Disasters: The discussion will explore what needs to change to stop climate shocks becoming disasters, what role the private sector should place in Disaster Risk Reduction, and how we can address the gaps in finance, data and government capacity.

There will also be plenty of networking opportunities with leaders from across the public and private world in attendance.

Later Event: July 31
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