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GIF at COP26: Innovating for climate resilience event

Posted 3rd November 2021

GIF welcomes you to join us during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) for a special event on innovating for climate resilience.

Join us as we explore:

  • How the development community can accelerate global progress by funding evidence-based innovation focused on climate adaptation and resilience
  • How we can most effectively support the world’s poorest to build resilience to the inevitable changes in climate

When and where?

7pm GMT, Monday 8 November 2021
The Water Pavilion at COP26 (Blue Zone), Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, UK.

We look forward to seeing Blue Zone pass holders there, however you can join the conversation virtually on Pathable. A recording will be available afterwards at the same link.

Speakers include:

  • Alix Peterson Zwane, CEO, Global Innovation Fund
  • Nathanial Matthews, CEO, Global Resilience Partnership
  • Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director for Research & Evidence in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
  • Jan Wahlberg, Climate Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland
  • Abul Kalam Azad, Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Presidency, Government of Bangladesh
  • Sabra Ibrahim Noordeen, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Government of Maldives