The 2018 Climate Innovation Summit, Europe’s leading event on climate innovation, will be held in the emerging green business hub of Dublin this November with a focus on the finance needed to accelerate climate action.
From 6 to 8 November, 600 decision makers from across Ireland and Europe will convene to discuss innovative finance solutions that will accelerate the decarbonisation of transport, buildings, and food production.
Organised by EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s climate innovation body funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the summit coincides with Ireland’s 2018 Year of Sustainable Business, and is developed in partnership with Sustainable Nation Ireland, supported by Ireland’s Department of Finance.
Connect to the climate community
The Summit, which has taken place annually since 2016, connects policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, scientists and academics to share best practice and create the opportunities to scale-up the solutions that accelerate climate action.
The 2017 summit took place in Milan. The critical mass of cities, and how they can be a lever for change, was the focal point for cross-sectoral discussion on circular cities, smart infrastructure, sharing economy, climate risk information, resilience and adaptation planning, mobility, urban food and nature-based solutions.
EIT Climate-KIC is intensifying its focus on finance innovation as a driver of change within cities, manufacturing and land use and the Summit will see the public-private partnership consolidating a number of new initiatives and collaborations ahead of COP24.
Thanks to support by the Irish Government, the summit will take place in the prestigious Dublin Castle in the heart of the city, along with various side events throughout Dublin.