Invitation: Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa Virtual In-Country Event


Event Details

This event is running from 25 October 2021 until 28 October 2021. It is next occurring on October 25, 2021 10:00 am

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The Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa (CFA SA) was launched in June 2021 to improve the flow of finance to low carbon projects in South Africa. The CFA is a global technical assistance programme funded by UK International Climate Finance to support countries’ efforts in implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Climate Agreement. The programme supports climate project proponents to improve the bankability and appeal to financiers of their projects. National Business Initiative (NBI) and GreenCape are the CFA delivery partners for South Africa.

The CFA SA launched a very successful request a Call for Proposals to identify approximately 10 high quality climate mitigation projects, to strengthen their technical and commercial propositions, and connect them with suitable investors. We received well over 100 submissions and now providing technical assistance to the cohort of project proponents comprising coaching and best practice insights from technical, financial, and gender equality and social Inclusion (GESI) experts.

The NBI, GreenCape, the British High Commission Pretoria, the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the CFA team are pleased to invite you to the CFA South Africa Virtual In-country event. The event will bring together the CFA SA cohort of project proponents, financiers and policymakers, with the aim of increasing access to climate finance by building a common understanding of the opportunities and barriers in unlocking finance for low carbon projects.

The objectives of the CFA-SA In-country event are threefold:

  1. Connect project proponents with capital market players, giving them an opportunity to present their project and to explore financing possibilities
  2. Mobilise the skills of current financial market practitioners, who have the best understanding of the ‘real-life’ issues and constraints that affect financing opportunities
  3. Enable policymakers to better understand the enabling environment constraints affecting the flow of climate finance, and reflect on ways to address them

The CFA-SA In-country event format consists of three parts:

The CFA would greatly appreciate your participation in the following three sessions taking place on Monday, 25 October 2021 and Thursday, 28 October 2021.

  • Unlocking climate finance
  • Gender & Social Inclusion in climate finance
  • Reflections from Investors & project developers 
Opening Plenary: Unlocking climate finance
Including a presentation of the climate finance ‘landscape mapping’ conducted by the CFA, a panel discussion on opportunities and barriers for climate finance, and an opportunity to meet the CFA’s cohort of low-carbon projects.
Date Monday, 25 October
Time 10:00 – 12:00 (South Africa time)
RSVP Please click here to register for this HopIn event, and then add the link to your calendar.

Gender & Social Inclusion in climate finance
Unpacking GESI in the context of South Africa’s climate response and access to climate finance space, including investor perspectives on the importance of GESI considerations
Date Monday, 25 October
Time 13:00 – 14:30 (South Africa time)
RSVP Please click here to register for this HopIn event, and then add the link to your calendar.

 

Closing plenary: Reflections from Investors & project developers: Plenary session
Presentation of the CFA’s cohort of low carbon projects, and reflections on accessing finance for low carbon projects from the CFA team, investors, and the projects proponents themselves
Date Thursday, 28 October
Time 10:00 – 14:15 (South Africa time)
RSVP Please click here to register for this HopIn event, and then add the link to your calendar.

Kindly respond by Tuesday, 20 October 2021.