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Green Finance: Private capital against climate change

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The societal challenge of climate change cannot be tackled by public funding alone. How can we mobilize private capital to strengthen investments in climate friendly technologies? Panel discussion and reception.


President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Co-Head, UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Frankfurt School, Frankfurt
Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, LGT Group, Vaduz
Business Development Finanzwirtschaft, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Vienna Chair


Co-Head, UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Frankfurt School, Frankfurt

 Silvia Kreibiehl is Co-Head of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In her role as Co-Head of the Centre, jointly with Mr. Karsten Löffler, Ms. Kreibiehl has overall responsibility for all international Frankfurt School consultancy projects in the area of climate and sustainable energy finance. Ms. Kreibiehl is in charge of project acquisition and management, in particular quality management. She is also directly involved in selected projects.
 Ms. Kreibiehl led the team which developed the concept for the REPP (Renewable Energy Performance Platform) project on behalf of EIB focusing on financing gap assessments as well as the design of new and the modification of existing guarantee instruments.She is also leading applied research efforts particularly with regard to the role of local investors in climate finance. Ms. Kreibiehl has been a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
 Silvia Kreibiehl serves as a member of the C3E International Ambassador Corps since 2016. She has been nominated to serve as a member of the Independent Technical Advisory Panel of the Green Climate Fund in July 2015.
 Before joining the Centre Ms. Kreibiehl worked for Deutsche Bank (DB) for 17 years, with 10 years in corporate finance (Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions), in particular in the RE sector. She also worked four years on double bottom line investment opportunities and respective transaction structures in developing countries. In the latter role she developed and managed the bank’s sustainability initiatives. In 2007, Silvia Kreibiehl spent six months in Uganda working on a microfinance project. She was responsible for DB’s shareholding in the Desertec Industrial Initiative and in her role as Lead Analyst, Silvia Kreibiehl designed the GET FiT programme (Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries), a scheme for encouraging private-sector investors deploy capital in renewable energy projects in developing countries.


Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

 Studied journalism, communication and applied cultural studies, University of Klagenfurt
1999-2003 Assistant, Carinthia District Health Insurance Fund
2002-2006 Federal Head, Austrian Rural Youth Organisation
2003-2005 Delegate to the European Council of Young Farmers
2007-2012 Federal Chair, Austrian Young Farmers' Association
since 2009 Vice-Chair, Austrian Farmers' Federation
2014-2017 President, Eco Social Forum Europe
since 2015 Vice-Chair, Political Academy, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party
2015-2017 Federal Vice-Chair, Austrian People's Party
since 2017 Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable


13:30 - 16:30My Europe - My StoryPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial


08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in educationPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
15:00 - 16:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
17:00 - 18:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:30 - 20:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
18:30 - 20:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
18:45 - 20:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
20:15 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial


08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in politicsPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
13:00 - 14:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do?Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary


09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in businessPartner
09:30 - 10:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary