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R20 meets GCF at KFW in Frankfurt, Germany

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

On the initiative of R20 Germany Representative Dr. Andreas Mattner and the invitation of KFW Board Member Prof. Dr. Joachim Nagel, Representatives of the branches finance, energy and real estate met for an exchange of content on May 24 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Dr. Rolf Bösinger, State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany, welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the work of non-governmental organizations such as R20 in fostering stakeholder collaboration for climate action in his address. Dr. Yannick Glemarec presented the work and vision of The Green Climate Fund, in particular with regards to sub-national governments, on one of his first overseas trips as Executive Director.
R20 Foundation President, Armand Jost, highlighted the international success of R20 and BlueOrchard CEO, Dr. Patrick Scheurle, introduced the Sub national Climate Fund Africa (SnCFA) and its possibilities to the participants.
The meeting continued with a discussion on energy efficiency in the building sector, with focus on renovation. A field that has known very little successes in existing real estate over the years, and which R20 Germany will focus on. To this end, a think tank was adopted to initiate best practice and to develop problem-solving recommendations.

Participants to the meeting include (in alphabetic order): David Albertani, Program Director, R20 - Regions of Climate Action; Dr. Rolf Bösinger, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance; Dr. Thomas Duve, Director, KfW Bankengruppe; Frank Fass-Metz, Head of Division Climate Policy and Climate Financing, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Dr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund; Thomas Hegel, CEO, LEG Immobilien; Felix Hermes, Head of Private Equity & Sustainable Infrastructure, BlueOrchard Finance; Klaus-Peter Hesse, Managing Director, ZIA ; Maria Hill, Head of Committee for Energy, ZIA; Stefan Hirche, Principal Project Manager, KfW Bankengruppe; Dr. Andrea Iro, Division of External Affairs, Green Climate Fund; Armand Jost, President, R20 Foundation; Dr. Jochen Keysberg, CEO, Apleona Group; Annette Kröger, CEO, Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH; Michael Lowak, CEO, GETEC WÄRME & EFFIZIENZ GmbH; Dr. Andreas Mattner, Member of the Board of Directors, R20 Foundation; Dr. Wulf Meinel, CEO, Frasers Property Europe; Dr. Stephan Muschik, innogy Foundation; Prof. Dr. Joachim Nagel, Member of the Board, KfW Bankengruppe; Timur Öztürk, Strategic Advisor to the Board, R20 - Regions of Climate Action; Dr. Patrick Scheurle, Member of the Board of Directors, R20 Foundation; Roland Siller, Member of the Management Committee, KfW Bankengruppe; John Tidmarsh, CIO, R20 - Regions of Climate Action; Karsten Vierke, CEO, signify DACH; Thomas Zinnöcker, CEO, ista

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