November 09, 2021
17:30 CET
COP26 German Pavilion and online

Launching LAGreen at COP26 – How a solid green bond market in Latin America can support in fighting climate change

This event will present LAGreen as an innovative public-private partnership fund, initiated by KfW with seed investments from BMZ and the EU-LAIF.

LAGreen is a new and innovative financing mechanism created to mobilize private capital for climate friendly investments in Latin America. The fund aims to foster the issuance of green bonds, closing the financing gap, in order to reach climate change goals and protect biodiversity.

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  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Welcoming remarks and about LAGreen
    • Johannes Scholl, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, LAGreen
  • 5:45 – 5:50 pm: LAGreen: The first green bond fund dedicated to Latin America
    • Elvira Lefting, Managing Director, Finance in Motion
  • 5:50 – 5:55 pm: Promoting private climate finance: Opportunities, challenges and approaches
    • Juergen Zattler, Director General, BMZ
  • 5:55 – 6:00 pm: Statement from Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit for Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and Regional Operations, European Union
  • 6:00 – 6:05 pm: Green Bond Market Development in LAC: Challenges and Trends
    • Leisa Souza, Head of Latam, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • 6:05 – 6:25 pm: Q&A    
  • 6:25 – 6:30 pm: Closing remarks
    • Johannes Scholl

Organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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