Open Dialogue Series

Partnering for Climate Crisis Emergencies

October 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Registrations closed

A consultation on how to address the effects of the climate crisis. Responding to this planetary emergency requires unprecedented collaboration. What should be the priority of a global alliance? Who needs to be involved? How can it be financed?

Contribute your views on what is needed to make a critical partnership become a reality.

Registration deadline: 11 October 2021

Sounding the Siren Study – Recommendations (pdf updated: 7 October 2021)

Agenda, Speakers & Login (pdf updated: 13 October 2021)

In the lead up to COP26, the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), UK-Med, and Save the Children UK are proposing a Global Humanitarian Climate Action Alliance. The proposed Alliance will draw on the existing work, expertise, and capacity of governments, NGOs, the private sector, and academia to inspire, inform and facilitate transformative action to respond to the most crucial climate challenges. This ambitious vision anticipates public and private financing of $100m per annum for ten years.

Impact17 invites participants to help determine the alliance priorities, architecture, membership, and potential financing model and make calls to action for those attending COP26. This is the first step on the journey to launching the Global Humanitarian Climate Action Alliance.

– Climate Crisis Alliance Consultation –


  • Gareth Owen, SCF UK, Head of Emergencies
  • Peter J Hall, Wood plc, VP, Global Director for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure, UN COP26 Climate Champions Race to Resilience Team
  • Anastasia Naranova-Nassauer, EU Business School, Sustainable Financing Expert
  • Elise Buckle, President and Co-Founder of Climate & Sustainability, Board Member for the Climate Action Accelerator

Moderated by: Andy Andrea, CEO Impact17

– Partnership Pitching Session –

Impact investors and philanthropists

Moderated by: Joanne Sawicki, Planet Positive Ventures, Managing Partner

– Workshops –

Sustainable Investment in Flux

USAID Funding for New Partners

– Networking Platform Provider –


Monette Stephens

Managing Director

SF Growth Labs

Audrey Selian


Artha Impact

Lina Constantinovici

Founder & CEO

Inovation 4.4

Roy Vella

Founder & Managing Director

Vella Ventures Ltd

Harriette Brainard

Sustainability Expert


Juhi Shareef

Chief Responsibility Officer

Tourism Holdings Ltd

Dulma Clark

Head of Livebarefoot Fund


Andy Andrea



Jo Sawicki

Managing Partner

Planet Positive Ventures

Mirtha Kastrapeli


Beyond Alpha

Mike Shanley


AidKonekt Data

Anastasia Naranova-Nassauer

Sustainable Financing Expert

EU Business School

Peter J Hall

Vice President, Global Director for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure

Wood Plc


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