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Global leaders roundtable – Innovative climate finance for multilevel action towards COP27

This high level dialogue convenes key leaders to discuss the need for multilevel and multi-actor collaboration for accelerating climate emergency finance. The session builds upon the outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Pact adopted at COP26 with its explicit reference to multi-level action, in connection to the preparations towards COP27, including the potential Climate and Urbanization Ministerial, and a planned announcement of an Initiative of Sustainable Cities by the COP27 Presidency as part of the Solutions Day at COP27 on 17 November 2022.


  • Ingolf Dietrich(Speaker)Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung) – BMZ, Germany, Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Ovais Sarmad(Speaker)UNFCCC, Deputy Executive Secretary
  • Ayman Tharwat Amin(Speaker)Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Director Department of Climate, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Oliver Krischer(Speaker)Government of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Minister for the Environment
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven(Speaker)German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ), Germany, Member of the Board
  • Katja Dörner(Speaker)ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member, Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany; Host of Daring Cities
  • Sharon Dijksma(Speaker)Mayor, City of Utrecht, The Netherlands, ICLEI Special Envoy for COP27 Ministerials
  • Abigail Binay(Speaker)ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member, Mayor, City of Makati, Philippines
  • Gerry Muscat(Speaker)European Investment Bank (EIB), Head of Division, Urban Advisory
  • Gino Van Begin(Speaker)ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Secretary General