CSR Thursday Lunch on climate action, 27 April

Join us for our next CSR Thursday Lunch and learn more about the successful implementation of renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects with Ms Qiuping Li, Director for Asia, R20 Regions of Climate Action who will present on:

From millions to billions— green infrastructure projects development and financing in Asia

WHEN: Thursday 27 April 2017, 12pm – 2pm
WHERE: SGS, 1 place des Alpes, 1201 Genève



According to the World Bank, almost 200 million people in Asia moved to its cities in the first decade of 21st century. Cities, as the major economic growth driver, on one hand, generate over 70% of the world’s GDP; on the other hand, cities consume 78% of energy globally and emit over 60% of carbon emission. Green Infrastructure in the filed of renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management is essential for cities to achieve environmental, social and economic development goals. Despite the huge demands from sub-national governments on green infrastructure, the project pipeline is relatively small due to various reasons, namely political engagement, the feasibility of technical solutions, investment etc. Giving the favourable economic and political environment in Asia, R20 is working on developing a sustainable value chain of green infrastructure project development and financing to engage public sector, technical solutions providers, blended finance joining forces to generate a portfolio of green deal flows, eventually to enhance the attractiveness of green infrastructure as the new asset class for private investors, like pension funds, insurance etc. in order to unlock the billions investment opportunities.

About the Speaker

Qiuping Li

Qiuping Li has been working on bridging the cutting edge clean technologies between developed countries and developing countries for the past ten years; Recently, she also starts focusing on providing solutions to South America, Africa and South East Asia in cooperation with low carbon technology providers worldwide. Qiuping has six years’ experience in business development, market research and analysis in multinational corporation, focusing on the industrial, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. She also has three years experience in the United Nations, in the field of green economy development, advising the governments on policy and low-carbon industry development. Since 2012, Qiuping joined R20 as the Director for Asia, in charge of sustainable infrastructure project development and financing (focusing on Project Feasibility and Business case development, Scalling up best-practices and Mobilising Project Finance), and bringing low-carbon technology and green finance to deliver economic returns as well as environmental and social value to sub-national governments in Asia.

Qiuping holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Beijing Jiaotong University and a MBA degree from HEC Geneva

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