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    9 May 2016

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    Dialogue for Climate Action 2016

    WASHINGTON/ VIENNA 3 May 2016 - Following COP21 in Paris, CEOs, policy-makers, multinational companies, national business associations, high-level experts, and multilateral development partners will meet on May 24 th and 25 th at a global conference to discuss private sector investment opportunities resulting from the COP21 agreement and the role of the private sector in taking climate action. This Dialogue for Climate Action will take place at the Hofburg Conference Center in Vienna, Austria.

    During the conference, the World Bank Group and its partners will launch the " Principles for Dialogue on Climate Action", a platform for the public and private sectors to come together to identify challenges and implement solutions around climate change.

    Dates: May 24 - 25, 2016

    Location: Hofburg Conference Venue, Vienna, Austria & World Bank Live


    Ferdaus Ara BEGUM, CEO, Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD)

    Hakan BULGURLU, CEO, Arcelik A.S.

    Pilita CLARK, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

    Tom DELAY, CEO, Carbon Trust

    Simeon DJANKOV, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics & Former Minister of Finance, Bulgaria

    James CAMERON, Chairman, Overseas Development Institute

    Anabel GONZALEZ, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group

    Monika WEBER-FAHR, COO of SE4All

    Anton MAIR, DeputyDirector General of Development, Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

    Prashant MEHRA, Founder / Social Entrepreneur, I Got Garbage

    Janos PASZTOR, Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General on Climate Change, United Nations

    Bernhard PUTTINGER, CEO, Green Tech Cluster

    John ROOME, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank Group

    Nigel TOPPING, CEO, WeMeanBusiness

    Dimitris TSITSIRAGOS, Vice President, IFC Client Services, World Bank Group

    Phyllis WAKIAGA, CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers

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    Media must register. Send RSVPs and interview requests to
    Elena Gex,, +1 202-473-1708.

    If you plan to send a video camera please indicate this in your RSVP.

    Full Agenda:

    This event is being livestreamed at:

    Follow the event on Twitter with #D4Climate