27 August 2020, online. Vast additional public and private funds will be required to deliver the Paris Agreement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Blended finance is emerging as an important financing solution to accelerate action, but it must be scaled-up.
The webinar on ‘Blended finance for water and climate: when theory meets practice’ is taking place on August 27, 2020 from 3pm to 4:30pm CET. It will bring together a diverse cross-section of public and private actors applying blended finance solutions to address water and climate change-related challenges.
Organised by the French Water Partnership, it will also feature experts and practitioners from the Union for the Mediterranean, OECD, 1001fontaines, Safi Sana, The Nature Conservancy, the French Development Agency, Convergence Finance, Waterpreneurs, and Global Environment Facility (GEF), who will discuss the potential of blended finance and lessons learned through three current case studies, a moderated virtual roundtable, and an audience Q&A.
- Showcase the crucial role of blended finance to narrow the financing gap to address water-related climate change challenges and advance sustainable development, in the Global South in particular.
- Help bridge the space between blended finance theory and practice (and from investors to beneficiaries) through concrete and current case-studies, by facilitating the exchange of experiences ; and by identifying gaps, needs, obstacles, lessons learned, and the key preconditions for a blended finance ‘enabling environment’.
- Identify opportunities for cross-fertilization, scaling-up, and replicability.
- Contribute to advancing knowledge by producing recommendations for policy and research.