CBI21 Agenda



                                              5 days of webinar sessions, online for the world

                                                                         SPEAKERS  REGISTER



This year our focus is on the short window of opportunity to meet our 2030 targets. Global alliances, as well as regional actions, need to work beyond recovery and through resilience to achieve the carbon reduction targets and raise 1 trillion dollars per year needed on green investments this decade. Join around 65 speakers from an array of influential organizations and governments worldwide to join our conversations. Watch live panels translated in Spanish and Mandarin, interviews, attend workshops, and network for a week and beyond with a global community.

With the description of each session.  
* Please, note that the CBI21 Conference Agenda is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the event.
Learning for Change 
Warming up to a full week of panel discussions, the Training Day offers a series of useful short masterclasses for conference participants. In this training programme you will learn all about CBI’s Certification scheme, including how to issue specific labelled bonds, reporting best practices and a special guest workshop. 
09:00 – 09:30 Conference Welcome
09:30 – 11:00 Guest Workshop 
11:30 – 13:30 Aligning Reporting Best Practices Masterclass
13:30 – 14:00  Spotlight Interview 
14:00 – 16:00  Certification: Assurance and Reliability Masterclass
16:30 – 18:30  How to Issue Resilience Bonds Masterclass
18:30 – 19:15  6th Climate Bonds Awards
* Times in CEST
Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge
The Markets Day opens the Climate Bonds Conference21 with a journey through the latest and hottest topics exploring the global markets' reactions to the rising instruments, the boom in green issuances and the growing demand of transparency in reporting and data. We invite an extraordinary array of speakers including influential investors and experienced issuers to discuss the climate ‘social and sustainability’ bonds market in 2021.. 
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Address
09:30 – 11:00 Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge - The Fast-Evolving Global Sustainable Debt Market 
11:30 – 13:00 Transparency and Reporting in the Green Bond Market
13:00 – 13:30 Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00 Data Availability and Transparency – The Challenges and Opportunities - In partnership with FoSDA
15:30 – 16:30 Green Bond Pricing In The Primary Market: Developments in 2021 and Beyond
17:00 – 18:00 Markets Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
* Times in CEST
Preparing for the Coming Boom 

On Wednesday we spotlight our regional teams around the globe, starting in China to discuss the incredible journey of decarbonisation. Next, we dive into local actions and opportunities in ASEAN, Africa, and Brazil, Latin America launching the LAC State of the Market Report, and finally, the rising opportunities in the U.S.

09:00 – 10:00 Decarbonising the World's 2nd Largest Economy: China
10:30 – 11:30 ASEAN – The Rising Bloc from Recovery to Strength   
12:00 – 13:00 Private Stakeholder Collaboration: The Key to Unlocking Finance for Green Growth and Resilience  – In Partnership with FSD Africa
13:30 – 14:30 Financing Brazil’s Sustainable Agriculture Through Green Bonds  
15:00 – 16:00 Latin America and Caribbean Sustainable Finance State of the Market
16:30 – 17:30 Growing Opportunities in the U.S. Market for Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds
* Times in CEST
The 2030 Green Window
Time is ticking. While we gathered a cumulative of USD 100 trillion of investments in green bonds by December 2020, but we need the same amount every year for investments in climate change. Our Global Day focusses on international cooperation and the Green Window we need to step through to get the main blocs committed and acting. At this panel, representatives of the most relevant regulators will discuss how to move forward and highlight the urgent shift we need on climate action.
09:00 – 09:30 The Green Window and Keynote
09:30 – 10:30 Common Ground Taxonomy: China & EU    
11:00 – 12:00 Green Flamingo:  Emerging Markets Central Banks and Climate Risk
12:00 – 12:30  Spotlight Interview
12:30 – 13:30 2030 Commitments, Inevitable Policy Response and The Implications for Green Finance - In Partnership with the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
13:30 – 14:00 The Role of Green Bonds in the Net-Zero Transition - In Partnership with the World Climate Foundation
14:00 – 15:30 The Green Window – Geopolitical Alignment on Climate Between The Major Economies
16:00 – 17:00 Green Bonds for Climate Resilience: Unlocking Trillions for a Resilient Future
17:30 – 18:30 Global Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day 
* Times in CEST
Transition & The 2030 Targets 
"2030 is the new 2050"- Macron said about the urgency of climate change. Our Transitions work was launched at Conference20. On this ‘Transition Day’ we continue this focus with insights into the evolutions in the sustainable finance market that are opening up opportunities for financing transition and share the latest thinking on key sectors that need to undergo the biggest transformations, including energy, steel, chemicals, cement, buildings, transport and agriculture.
09:00 – 09:30 Market Evolutions That Can Drive Transition Finance
09:30 – 10:30 Aligning Transition and Investors: How to Highlight Commonality
11:00 – 12:30  What Does Transition Require From High-Carbon-Emitting Sectors and How to Deliver: An Issuers Perspective
12:30 – 13:00 Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00 Transition for Buildings, Agriculture and Transport
15:00 – 15:30  Keynote Speech
15:30 – 16:00 Transition Finance for Transforming Companies
16:00 – 16:45  Transition Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
16:45 – 17:00 Conference Closing Address: The war against time – how will 2021 end and 2022 begin? 
* Times in CEST

The Online Experience

Swapcard will be our online event platform that allows you to experience all that Climate Bonds Conference21 has to offer. Using this as your portal to the conference, you can:

  • Access the Live Webinar Sessions, and interact in live Q&A segments with the speakers;
  • Visit virtual Exhibitor Booths, and access the latest reports and publications from our esteemed sponsors and exhibitors, including Climate Bonds Initiative’s own global teams;
  • Engage with exhibitors through live chat, and join live presentations and Q&As with them;
  • Network with fellow attendees, through the Community Message boards;
  • Watch interviews with leading global authorities on Finance & Green Bonds.

We are pleased to announce that all of our Live Webinar Sessions will happen in English and live interpretation will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and that the recordings will be available to attendees through Swapcard. The conference is live on Swapcard, so you can start networking with fellow attendees and learn about our sponsors & exhibitors.