The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Regional Centre is hosting the 7th IGES Knowledge Café – an informal knowledge exchange and networking session held regularly in downtown Bangkok.
This time we are very pleased to have with us Mr. Youssef Arfaoui, Mitigation Coordinator, from the Green Climate Fund to share his thoughts on financing climate change projects in the region, particularly with the Paris climate talks behind us. We will discuss what’s ahead for countries – more specifically, what financial mechanisms are available, how they will operate, and, ultimately, how countries can get money.
This session will be moderated by avid environmentalist and IGES Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Peter King.
Anyone interested in environmental issues and financing climate change is cordially invited to attend, ask questions, share perspectives, and network. Previous café participants usually include representatives from development agencies, government, private sector, civil society, and media.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mr. Youssef Arfaoui is the Mitigation Coordinator at the Green Climate Fund. He was previously Chief Renewable Energy Specialist at the African Development Bank. He closed a good number of deals: on Geothermal (500MW); Wind (1200MW), Hydro (600MW), Cogen (90MW) and Solar (300MW), taking into account the implementation of the two climate pillars: mitigation and adaptation.
He also took initiatives on a number of clean investments:
1. Introduction and implementation of clean investments to the African Development Bank, where he led and closed many transactions in both the public and private sectors.
2. Preparation of clean investments strategy and policy of the African Development Bank, such Clean Energy Investment Framework for Africa (CEIF).
Mr. Arfaoui brings expertise to the Green Climate Fund specifically in project financing. His current main responsibility at the Fund is to promote Clean Investments with primary focus on mitigation.
Mr. Arfaoui holds a M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering combined with Finance from the Technical University of Denmark. He has a wide range of experience in the energy sector, specifically renewable energy technologies.
Admission is free and light snacks and coffee will be served.
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please RSVP to Ms. Sunantha Koh-Ten <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 15 February 2016.