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Hub Culture Marrakech at COP22

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11th Nov 2016

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Hub Culture s 2016 climate agenda has opened in Marrakech with a suite of activities focused around scaling Ven in the world of climate finance and building connection opportunities for members attending COP22.

Hub Culture is teaming up with the beautiful Riad El-Fenn to present Ven @ El Fenn, a series of finance networking lunch and brainstorming/coworking afternoons in the El Fenn rooftop gardens on Monday, 14-16 November, 2016. The discussion will cover opportunities for scaling carbon markets, the development of carbon exchanges, and strategies for highly scalable carbon solutions worldwide, with reservations available each day, and private bi-lateral meetings taking place throughout the week.

Ven @ El Fenn is by invitation, but parties wishing to attend should [email protected] to enquire for potential inclusion.

On Monday evening, Hub Culture Marrakech is hosting a private climate leaders desert evening. For ticketing information of this unique bonfire moment, please contact the Hub Culture Marrakech Valet.

Other Activity at COP22 is built around two business side conferences taking place over the main weekend of COP22: the Global Finance Action Summit - focused on building scalable solutions for climate financing, and the World Climate Summit, now in its 6th year and the leading private business side event at COP22.

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The Global Finance Action Summit is hosted by BeyA Capital, a COP22 finance advisor, with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Economic Forum and Young Global Leaders, and GEF. Hub Culture is participating in the event working groups focused on new opportunities in carbon pricing, specifically using Ven digital currency.

The overall purpose of the summit working groups is to foster collaboration and action planning among cross-sector experts in finance, innovation, policy & culture to shift trillions (>$10T) of dollars toward international bankable climate solutions between 2016-2020. Attending speakers include IMF President Christine Lagarde, Jeffery Sachs, the economist and special advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ewen McDonald, Chair of the Global Climate Fund, and Josh Bushinsky, senior advisor at OPIC.

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Meanwhile, the World Climate Summit focuses on business solutions for climate oriented initiatives. Participating speakers include Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Pierre Victoria of Veolia, Lisa Davis of Siemens AG, Rachel Kyte, special representative to the UN Secretary-General, and Abyd Karmali of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The World Climate Summit focuses on climate innovation through public/private partnerships, with sessions covering renewable energy, decarbonization and even the impacts of methane from industrial farming.