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Mon, December 12, 2022

12:00 – 13:30

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

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(NYU Florence Community only)

What makes a climate investment a good investment? This session will specifically discuss this topic, bringing first-hand experience from an expert, Demetrio Innocenti, who works for the Green Climate Fund and has spent 20 years working on climate-related projects in several countries. During this session, we will discuss specific examples of how decision-making on financing public or private funding proposals in climate mitigation and adaptation practically works and which investment criteria are used to determine whether or not to invest in these projects. Also, we will talk about the emerging role of carbon markets as drivers of capital for climate actions.

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Demetrio Innocenti


Since 2014, Demetrio Innocenti joined the Green Climate Fund (the World’s largest multilateral fund devoted to climate change), based in South Korea. Previously he worked in Switzerland with the World Meteorological Organization and in Belgium with the United Nations (Office for Disaster Risk Reduction), where he implemented several climate-related projects and programmes. From 2002 to 2008, he served in Somalia, with a pioneering World Bank community-driven programme, in South East Asia (Laos, Philippines and Vietnam), where he worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization, private consulting firms, and non-governmental actors such as CARE International and Oxfam to prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate climate-related interventions