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On Finance Day at COP28, GEFI was proud to convene over 300 delegates at its Path to COP28 Climate Finance Summit that took place in the DIFC Atrium on Monday 4th December 2023.

Alya Al Zarouni welcomed delegates on behalf of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, that earlier launched its Sustainable Finance Catalyst, a key part of the DIFC’s COP28 legacy. The summit was kicked off by powerful and inspiring keynotes from ING’s CEO Steven van Rijswijk, Dame Susan Rice, and the First Minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf, and to help understand how we can finance survival, delegates heard from leading bankers, asset managers, regulators, multilaterals and more across:

  • A panel on transforming finance at pace and scale with global financial leaders from Federated Hermes, ING and FII.
  • A fireside chat on climate finance for the global south with former Assistant Secretary-General of UN and Lamia Merzouki
  • A panel on advancing the transition to net zero for real economy with London School of Economics, Mercer, TheCityUK, S&P Global and PFA
  • A practical panel on catalysing finance for climate solutions with insights from Accuracy, abrdn, Phoenix Group and MSCI
  • A closing keynote from Simon Thompson

The summit also included the aptly timed launch of Carbon Tracker Initiative’s updated report on Beyond Petrostates, which was presented by its Head of Oil, Gas and Mining, Mike Coffin who delivered a sobering reminder of the vulnerability of petrostates, highlighting the need for international support in diversifying economies.

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