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Climate leaders to meet in Barcelona

Investors managing 30 trillion plus dollars of assets will listen to ways they can help step up climate action on infrastructure’ this March.

UN Climate Chief Patricia Espinosa, along with fifty plus influential climate leaders representing civil society, government, business and finance will be in the Catalan capital for the Climate Infrastructure Forum, taking place on 4 and 5 March. They will discuss how to develop ‘low-carbon, resilient, sustainable infrastructure’. Today infrastructure accounts for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions and by 2035 global infrastructure is expected to double to accommodate a growing global population and also provide citizens in developing countries with proper access to housing, water and electricity. That makes it imperative to prioritise the construction of low-carbon, resilient, sustainable infrastructure. Five sectors will be in the spotlight: electricity, transport, water, buildings and digital infrastructure. Leaders heading to Barcelona will strive to advance actions in these areas that can support the delivery of the UN Global Goals and Paris Agreement.

Mission 2020 Convenor Christiana Figueres, Ceres Investor Network Director Kirsten Snow Spalding, Enel CIO Ernesto Ciorra, are among those who will attend the high-level meeting.

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