PDCI in 2015 - ‘Identify relevant topics - ask key questions'

PDCI in 2015 has built on the results (i.e. topics, sectors and areas of intervention) of the Lead-up event in Bonn, Germany on 9-10 June. Many of the ideas and concepts were further discussed in a series of dialogue events and trainings gathering decision makers from governments, the private sector, financial institutions and think tanks. Participants jointly explored policy approaches, financial mechanisms and cooperation models to mobilize private investments in renewable energy projects, energy-efficiency improvements and adaptation actions. Lecture-style was minimized during all activities, promoting an atmosphere and methodology for open exchange between technical experts, policy makers and/or practitioners in their respective fields. All participants had the opportunity to share good practices and lessons learnt from their national contexts.

In 2015, PDCI participants discussed policy approaches, financial mechanisms and cooperation models to mobilize private investments in renewable energy projects, energy-efficiency improvements and adaptation actions. As a result, PDCI participants in 2015, (a) jointly identified the most relevant issues to be further discussed in the PDCI dialogue process, (b) established a growing PDCI network and, (c) laid the groundwork for developing prototype policy instruments and other solutions.

Find out more about our events in 2015 here.

 

PDCI in 2016 – ‘Develop innovative prototypes and policy briefs’


In 2016, PDCI will focus on the design, analysis and implementation of actual prototypes of policy instruments, cooperation models and strategies to unlock private investments in climate protection and adaptation to climate change. Around 60-70 international multi-sectoral practitioners and experts will develop innovative ideas and create prototypes aiming at initiating a process of change in their respective organization or author a policy brief to inform policy makers in four focal areas:

 

1. Implementing climate resilience measures in industry

2. Creating markets for off-and mini-grid renewable energy solutions

3. Promoting sustainable and green banking regulations

4. Fostering energy efficiency in industrial production

 

Our approach

PDCI offers a platform for decision makers from governments, the private sector, financial institutions, think tanks and civil society to engage in a cross-sectoral dialogue and jointly develop solutions on how to mobilize private investments in renewable energy projects, energy-efficiency improvements and adaptation actions. Expected outcomes of this year’s process are:

Prototypes

The participants shall transform innovative ideas on how to unlock private climate investments into project prototypes of solutions for challenges they face in their work context. A ‘prototype’ is an early version of what might later develop into a bigger and long-term change project. Prototypes are instruments to start a process of learning-in-action, engaging relevant stakeholders and generating valuable feedback within an organization or system.

Policy briefs

PDCI participants will develop a short guide for governments, which documents case studies from different countries and provide recommendations for policy makers on how to incentivize private climate investments.

 

What we offer

Participants will be able to:

(a) Gain systemic understanding of the international climate finance landscape;

(b) Further develop individual professional competencies and acquire sector expertise;

(c) Develop and test innovative, meaningful and viable prototypes;

(d) Analyze the findings of the group discussions and become authors of practice oriented policy briefs;

(e) Build networks of public and private sector representatives on a global scale and discover each; other’s perspective and thinking;

(f) Increase their abilities to overcome implementation deficits and take innovative action.

 

Besides acquiring professional capabilities and sector expertise, the promotion of soft skills like politics & lobbying, communication skills and organizational development and change needed to implement solutions are important components of this process.

The work of the PDCI thematic working groups will be conducted through dialogue and learning modes, such as:

(a) Face-to-face workshops;

(b) Webinar and peer-to-peer (online) learning;

(c) PDCI lead conferences;

(d) Skills trainings;

(e) Summer school;

(f) Field trips.