Past Events

  • 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week NYC

    New York, NY
    United States

    Global Commissioners Sharan Burrow, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Carlos Lopes and Paul Polman, as well as Andrew Steer (WRI), Helen Mountford (NCE) and Ian de Cruz (NCE) will participate in meetings around the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will deliver remarks on the New Climate Economy (NCE) at the UN President of the General Assembly’s High Level Side Event on Sustainable Finance along with the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen. Dr. Lopes will present NCE at the UNSG "Side Event on Sovereign Wealth Funds". Mr. Polman will also host a Unilever dinner on the SDGs, and Dr. Steer will moderate the Spotlight Session of the Sustainable Investment Forum "Low Carbon Investment in Emerging Regions".

  • Global Green Growth Week

    Jeju Island
    South Korea

    On 5-9 September, Global Commissioners Naina Lal Kidwai and Carlos Lopes, with John Roome (World Bank), Bambang Susantono (ADB), Helen Mountford (NCE), Yvo de Boer (GGGI), and Barbara Buchner (CPI) will participate in the Global Green Growth Week at Jeju Island, Korea. Ms. Kidwai, Mr. Roome and Mr. de Boer will present alongside the Honorable Matia Kasaija, Minister of Finance of Uganda, H.E. Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change of Ethiopia and Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary of Climate and Environment of Norway in a panel moderated by Ms. Mountford on “Delivering a green economic transformation in low-income African countries: The GGGI-NCE Africa partnership.” Ms. Kidwai  and Mr. Roome will also participate in the Asian Regional Policy Dialogue panel “Investment Solutions for Scaling up Renewable Energy”. Dr. Lopes participated in the session, “Supplying Finance to National Green Finance Instruments,” and Ms. Mountford will participate in the panels “Is International Green Finance Flowing to the Countries and Regions that Need It?” and on “Success Factors in Green Growth Partnerships."

  • Southern African Development Community Annual Summit of Heads of State and Government


    On 30-31 August, Global Commissioner Carlos Lopes participated in the Southern African Development Community Annual Summit of Heads of State and Government in Swaziland. Dr. Lopes delivered a keynote presentation on “Resource mobilization for the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap: Options, Opportunities and Challenges.”