ADFIAP, R20 meet on green finance network, other initiatives

Mr. Christophe Dossarps, Head of Business Development of R20, a Geneva-based non-profit organization that represents subnational governments which aims to promote low carbon economy growth within its membership and partners, visited the ADFIAP Secretariat on May 25, 2011 and met with ADFIAP Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, and ADFIAP Consulting Group Head, Ms. Cora Conde, to exchange information on each institution’s “greening” work and advocacy. They were joined in the meeting by Mr. Joseph C. F. Lufkin, Director of Origination Capital Limited and Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited. Among others, the group discussed R20’s envisioned green finance network of financial institutions to mobilize funding for a pipeline of green projects worldwide.

R20’s mission is to develop and implement low-carbon and climate resilient projects through cooperation among subnational governments around the world, non-governmental organizations, corporations and educational institutions. Through these efforts, R20 aims to demonstrate both the capacity and willingness of these entities to tackle climate change and create strong green and climate resilient economies.