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A seat at the table: Getting the green (finance) for green projects

Stage 3 (Ground floor)
20/06/2024, 12:00 - 13:30

Cities, the main protagonists in tackling the climate crisis, have ambitious climate goals and plans. But they often face difficulties in transforming ideas into concrete projects to attract financing. In this highly interactive roundtable session, we’ll bring to the table funding experts and financial institution representatives together with local and regional practitioners to learn from each other. We’ll discuss different topics related to the development of bankable green projects, available funding sources and financing urban sustainable transformations. 


  • André Godoy, Executive Director, ABDE, Brazil
  • Helinah Cardoso,  Regional Director for Climate and Energy in the Americas, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), Brazil
  • João Augusto Cordovil Carneiro, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • João Paulo Karam Kleinübing, President, Southern Brazil Development Bank (BRDE), Brazil
  • John Michael LaSalle, Senior Program Associate, CPI/CCFLA, United States
  • Marco Diogo, Head of Global Representation to Brazil, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Maria Clara Nascimento, Cities, States and Regions Coordinator, CDP Latin America
  • Thiago Grego, Director and Vice President, IPGC, Brazil


Gabriella Costa Ferreira, Regional Representative, FMDV Brazil
Guillermo Piñones, Engagement Lead, GCoM/Gap Fund
Felipe Jukemura, Regional Green Finance Advisor, ICLEI South America Secretariat
Jaume Marquès Colom, Innovative (Climate) Finance Officer, ICLEI World Secretariat
Victor de Carvalho, Green Finance Intern, ICLEI South America Secretariat