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Climate Investment Funds (CIF) 2012 Partnership Forum and Associated Events

30 October - 7 November 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey
 
Highlights for Tuesday, 6 November 2012
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

CIF 2012 Partnership Forum and Associated EventsThe Climate Investment Fund (CIF) 2012 Partnership Forum opened on 6 November in Istanbul, Turkey. The Forum is being co-hosted by the CIF and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In the morning, an opening plenary was held, followed by a panel on creating the climate for change, an introduction to the Forum’s sessions, a panel on Turkey’s clean energy initiative, and afternoon parallel sessions on: innovations in engendering climate finance; towards sustainable energy for all– financing energy access for the poor; reporting from the Private Sector Forum; and landscape approaches –addressing mitigation, adaptation and poverty reduction in one go.
Cevdet Yilmaz, Minister of Development, Turkey (center), officially opened the CIF Knowledge
Bazaar (below) with Hans Peter Lankes, Acting Vice President for Operational Policies and
Managing Director, EBRD, and Patricia Bliss-Guest, Program Manager, CIF Administrative Unit
 
 
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Opening Plenary
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Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Turkey, gave his opening address to the CIF 2012 Partnership Forum in a video message.

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Hans Peter Lankes, Acting Vice President for Operational Policies and Managing Director, EBRD

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Cevdet Yilmaz, Minister of Development, Turkey

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Plenary Panel Dicussion
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Creating the Climate for Change
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L-R: Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia; Myrna Cunningham, President, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; Wilbur Ottichilo, Member of Parliament , Kenya; Stewart Maginnis, Global Director, Nature Based Solutions Group, IUCN; Michael Liebreich, CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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Michael Liebreich, CEO Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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Myrna Cunningham, President, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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Wilbur Ottichilo, Member of Parliament, Kenya

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Government of Turkey Panel Session
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L-R: Emre Hatem, Senior Vice President, Guaranti Bankasi; Elvan Ongun, Deputy Director General, Undersecretariat of the Treasury, Turkey; Yusuf Yazar, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey; Ozlenen Aydín, Head of Finance, EnerjiSA; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director for Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Energy, EBRD

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Yusuf Yazar, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

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Elvan Ongun, Deputy Director General, Undersecretariat of the Treasury, Turkey

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Emre Hatem, Senior Vice President, Guaranti Bankasi

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Innovations in Engendering Climate Finance
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L-R: Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Advisor, IUCN; François Rogers, Special Advisor to Gender Office, IUCN; Lucy Wanjiru, Program Specialist, Gender and Environment, UN Development Programme (UNDP); Yvonne Ochoa Rosellini, CEO, Fundación Hogares; Nathalie Eddy, Coordinator, Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA); Jeanette Gurung, Executive Director, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource, Tracy Cull, Director, Kulima Integrated Development Solutions; and Michelle Kaminsky, Canadian International Development Agency, Canada

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Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Advisor, IUCN

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Lucy Wanjiru, Program Specialist, Gender and Environment, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

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Nathalie Eddy, Coordinator, Global Gender and Climate Alliance

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Jeanette Gurung, Executive Director, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

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Tracy Cull, Director, Kulima Integrated Development Solutions

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Towards Sustainable Energy For All - Financing Energy Access
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View of the session discussing sustainable energy for all

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David McCauley, Head, Climate Change Program, ADB

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Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director, Alternative Energy Promotions Centre, Nepal

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Herta Von Stiegel, CEO, Ariya Capital Group Ltd.

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Kyosuke Inada, Deputy Head and Advisor, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency

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Henry Kimber, Advisor, Ministry of Energy Liberia

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Addressing Mitigation, Adaptation, Poverty Reduction in one go
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L-R: Alistair Clark, Managing Director; Environmental and Sustainability Department, EBRD; Gursel Kusek, General Director of Agrarian Reform, Ministry of food and Agriculture and Livestock, Turkey; Stewart Maginnis, Global Director, Nature Based Solutions, IUCN; José Carlos Fernandez-Ugalde, Head of International Affairs and Financial Development, Mexico; and Sarafat Khan, Director Planning, Bangladesh Water Development Board

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José Carlos Fernandez-Ugalde, Head of International Affairs and Financial Development, Mexico

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Sarafat Khan, Director Planning, Bangladesh Water Development Board

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Reporting from the Private Sector Meeting:
Innovate, Integrate and Transform
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L-R: Susan Kish, Head of Cross Platform Initiatives, Bloomberg; Pasha Bakhtiar, Managing Partner, Willow Impact, United Arab Emirates; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director for Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Energy, EBRD; Roberto Dumas Damas, Head of Social and Environment, Banco Itaú, Brazil; and Regina Mead, Managing Partner, MB4

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Pasha Bakhtiar, Managing Partner, Willow Impact, United Arab Emirates

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Regina Mead, Managing Partner, MB4

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Roberto Dumas Damas, Head of Social and Environment, Banco Itaú, Brazil

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CIF Snapshots
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Participants from indigenous peoples and local communities

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CIF 2012 press conference with Cevdet Yilmaz, Minister of Development, Turkey (center)

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L-R: Preety Bhandari, ADB in conversation with Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute

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Participants from ADB with Patricia Bliss-Guest, Program Manager, CIF Administrative Unit (second from right)

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CIF resources
*CIF 2012 Partnership Forum website and agenda
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*SREP Pilot Country Meeting website and agenda
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