World Bank Group Events for Nov. 8, 2022 at COP27


All events will take place at the Climate Action Space (World Bank Group COP27 Pavilion), unless noted otherwise. Follow all events on Twitter #ClimateActionWBG

Let’s Get to Scale: Climate Finance for People and Planet – In this high-level panel event, World Bank Group President David Malpass will introduce SCALE – Scaling Climate Action by Lowering Emissions – the new partnership to catalyze transformative climate action.

WHEN:             Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 | 11:00-11:45 AM EET



It’s Time to Sprint: Targeting Methane Emissions – Methane’s short-term potency poses a serious climate challenge and methane emissions are on the rise. In this high-level event the World Bank Group, other Multilateral Development Banks and private investors will showcase current efforts and plans to expand their focus on methane emissions over the next few years.

WHEN:             Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 | 1:00-1:45 PM EET



The Human Face of Climate Change – This event will discuss how putting human capital at the heart of climate policies can deliver good outcomes and reduce poverty and inequality.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 | 5:00-5:45 PM EET



Launch of Egypt’s Country Climate and Development Report – Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and World Bank Group President David Malpass will launch the CCDR for Egypt, which maps out mounting climate risks to the country and their potential impact on its development path.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 | 6:30-7:15 PM EET

VENUE: Egypt pavilion



World Bank Principals and Experts at COP27

David Malpass, President

TOPICS: Climate change and effects on poverty/inequality; energy transition; World Bank research and operations



Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships

TOPICS: Climate change and effects on poverty/inequality; adaptation; resilience; World Bank research

LANGUAGES: English, Bahasa Indonesian


Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations

TOPICS: Climate finance; climate change and effects on poverty/inequality; World Bank operations

LANGUAGES: English, Dutch, German


Ousmane Diagana, Vice President for West and Central Africa

TOPICS: Climate change in West and Central Africa

LANGUAGES: English, French


Manuela V. Ferro, Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific

TOPICS: Climate change in East Asia and the Pacific

LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese


Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development

TOPICS: Climate finance; environment; food security

LANGUAGES: English, German


Riccardo Puliti, Vice President for Infrastructure

TOPICS: Energy; just transition; transport

LANGUAGES: English, Italian


Stéphane Hallegatte, Senior Climate Change Adviser

TOPICS: Climate finance; adaptation; resilience; integrating climate and development

LANGUAGES: English, French

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