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Murat Armbruster

Murat Armbruster
Director, Green Capital Global Challenge
Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room
October 14, 2011



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  • Right side: leave to governments to subsidize because will never be cost effectiveLeft side: businesses stand to gain if provided with the information and tools/technology/legislation to do so
  • Operation Launched at Vancouver Winter Games in Partnership with City of VancouverBrought together key stakeholders: vendors/suppliers, banks, NGOs, and citiesEnlisted 15 cities in the ChallengeEstablish goal of $1.5 B of replicable deployments by London Summer Olympics
  • $1.5B behind Replicable Mechanisms$1 Trillion within 10 years as result of mechanisms Jobs, CO2 Reduction, Energy Security, Quality of Life
  • Website turned over to appropriate NGO partnersFinance mechanisms written up, published and adoptedCapital deployed, progress celebrated at event during London 2012 OlympicsFinance community and enabling technology providers communicating directly with cities

UCEU Vilnius Carbon War Room Presentation UCEU Vilnius Carbon War Room Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Carbon War Room Presentation at51st UCEU GA Conference, Vilnius 2011 Cities Leading Change: Global Developments Murat Armbruster Director, Green Capital Global Challenge Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room October 14, 2011
  • Intro to the Carbon War RoomEntrepreneurial Independent Non-Profit Gigaton-Scale, Market-Based, Solutions To Climate Change 2
  • Our Focus on Climate Wealth Other Innovations Carbon 40 Capture & Storage Non-Energy 20 Renewable Low- Energy Carbon Fuels$/ton of CO2 0 Manufacturing - 20 Carbon War Room chases the >50% of the climate solution that makes Transportation great business sense right now… - 40 Buildings Source: McKinsey & Co. 3
  • Our Focus – Targeting Capital Capital Policy Technology (not enough) (not the bottleneck) The Marketplace Increase information Reduce Transaction Costs (the common end-goal) 4
  • GCGC - The Starting Line 5
  • Catalyzing Capital in Cities• Map ecosystem & identify stakeholders• Engage cities, banks, providers, NGOs• Connect building owners to solutions• Form consortia with industry players• Goal: $1.5B replicable transactions
  • GCGC Cities Atlanta  Denver  Richmond Babylon  Gainesville  Rotterdam Baltimore  Kathmandhu  Sacramento Birmingham  London  San Antonio Burlington  Melbourne  San Francisco Charleston  Miami  Toronto Charlottesville  Nashville  Vancouver Chicago  New Orleans  Vilnius Colombo  New York City  Washington DC Copenhagen  Portland  Wellington 7
  • Engaging Existing NGO Community• Partnerships with EDF, NRDC, ICLEI• Working relationships with CCI & C40• GCGC is a resource/advisory engagement• Works well with existing NGO & city networks
  • PACE Commercial Consortium
  • GCGC Approach – Deal Days• Catalyze investments• Match “bid” and “ask”• Co-host with cities DC “Deal Day”: May 2nd • 10M square meters of real estate assets owners/mgrs • Co-hosted with Business Improvement District • 9 companies presented • Millions of $ of transactions
  • Join the Challenge• JoinVilnius, Copenhagen, London, Birmingham, &Rotterdam in the Challenge: •Apply online • Do in-take call with GCGC team • Assess way GCGC can serve your city• Benefits of Challenge: • Join learning network/online forum • Free consultation & capital matching • Co-host a “Day Day” • Bring industry-consortium to city • Attend events/summits • Be celebrated by press
  • THANK YOU Murat Armbruster GCGC Director & CWR Senior Advisormarmbruster@carbonwarroom.com