Tuesday, November 5, 2019
01:30 PM to 02:45 PM
Location: Amsterdam RAI
  • Chair - Aaron Vermeulen, WWF NL
Session: Investment pathways for water

Theme: Integrating Water and Resource Management
Organiser: WWF

There is no lack of ideas how to unlock private sector finance to address the investment gap for water related projects. One could fill a day-job attending workshops and trainings on blended finance. What many don’t understand is that addressing financial risks at a transaction level and by de-risking private sector equity and debt with public sector money is only one part of the solution.

With the impacts of climate change predominantly being felt through water, water practitioners and investors need to better understand the water risks at a landscape level and turn these risks into opportunities for private sector investors. We have one such opportunity through The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) which will enable private sector investment in projects aimed at climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available €160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.

The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV Netherlands Development Organization, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, FMO.

Join our workshop to find out how a ‘landscape’ strategy will  be used  to actively source and develop private sector investment opportunities!


Integrating water and resources management
Workshop
Utilities
Cities
Finance

Location: Amsterdam RAI
Room: E107

Add to Agenda 05 November 2019 13:30 05 November 2019 14:45 Europe/Amsterdam Investment pathways for water

Theme: Integrating Water and Resource Management
Organiser: WWF

There is no lack of ideas how to unlock private sector finance to address the investment gap for water related projects. One could fill a day-job attending workshops and trainings on blended finance. What many don’t understand is that addressing financial risks at a transaction level and by de-risking private sector equity and debt with public sector money is only one part of the solution.

With the impacts of climate change predominantly being felt through water, water practitioners and investors need to better understand the water risks at a landscape level and turn these risks into opportunities for private sector investors. We have one such opportunity through The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) which will enable private sector investment in projects aimed at climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available €160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.

The DFCD is managed by a pioneering consortium of Climate Fund Managers (CFM), World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands (WWF-NL) and SNV Netherlands Development Organization, led by the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, FMO.

Join our workshop to find out how a ‘landscape’ strategy will  be used  to actively source and develop private sector investment opportunities!

E107 - Amsterdam RAI