The Final Conference of the GREEN-WIN Project: Action for Climate - Narratives, Win-Win Solutions and Climate Finance

13 March 2018 to 14 March 2018
| Casa Convalescència, Barcelona, Spain

The final conference of the GREEN-WIN project will be held at the Casa Convalescència ( in Barcelona, 13 – 14 March, 2018.

The conference is the last stage of the Global Dialogue organized by the GREEN-WIN project, following two highly successful workshops. The overall goal of the Global Dialogue is to produce shared policy narratives and innovative pathways about how to implement win-win solutions, green growth pathways, green business models and funding mechanisms that support climate action within the framework of sustainable development.

At our final conference, which will have a strong participatory character, we will present and discuss key results from the GREEN-WIN project, provide an opportunity for participants to present their own win-win solutions, be inspired by keynote speakers and panel discussions about other perspectives on climate action and about the next steps for both research and implementation.




Monday, March 12th

19.15  Welcome Reception at Casa Convalescència

Tuesday, March 13th


08.30 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.15
Welcome and brief introduction
09.15 - 10.30
Plenary Session
09.15 - 09.45
Plenary Talk. An introduction to the GREEN-WIN Project – key results
Jochen Hinkel (Global Climate Forum, Germany)
09.45 - 10.30
Check-in: Aims and format of the Conference
J. David Tàbara (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain) and Ines Omann (Jäger International, Austria)
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30
Win-win narratives from the GREEN-WIN project
  • Green-Winning and Green-Sharing to Enable Urban Transformation, Tom Thornton (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Energy poverty alleviation and resilient livelihoods (EPERL): Towards Multiple and Diverse Solutions, J. David Tàbara (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Invest in Coastal Adaptation Projects that Include Land Reclamation to Leverage Public Budgets, Mark de Bel (Deltares, Netherlands)
  • The Financial Ecology Stands Ready to Support Green Entrepreneurs, Armin Haas (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany)
  • The Role of Policies and Finance to Decarbonize Investment and Secure Economic Gains, Nadia Ameli (University College London, UK)
  • Climate Clubs Reconcile Economic and Climate Objectives, Leonidas Paroussos (E3- Modelling, Greece)
12:30 - 13.45
13.45 - 16.00
Plenary Session
13.45 - 14.30
Plenary Talk. The Role of Narratives in Transforming Societies
Sander van der Leeuw (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy)
14.30 - 16.00
Panel Discussion: Competing narratives for climate action
Jill Jäger (Jäger International, Austria)
Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Santam, South Africa
Manisha Mishra, Development Alternatives, India
Asun St. Clair, DNV GL, Norway
A moderated panel discussion also engaging the audience.
16:00 - 16.30
Coffee break
16:30 - 18.00
Win-Win Solutions, Green Business Models and Enabling Conditions from Around the World
18.00 - 18.30
Check Out: Key messages
End of Day One
Dinner at Casa Convalescència


Wednesday, March 14th


09.00 - 09.10
Check-in – Plans for Day 2
09.10 – 09.40
Plenary Talk on Climate Finance by Stefano Battiston (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
09.40 – 11.20
Parallel Sessions highlighting the work of the GREEN-WIN Project
09.40 -11.20
Financing adaptation infrastructure in coastal areas
09.45: Comparing OECD countries' approaches to coastal adaptation - financing challenges and opportunities, Lisa Danielson (OECD, France)
10.05: Public finance arrangements for coastal flood risk reduction in developed countries, Sien Kok (Deltares, Netherlands)
10.25: Financing adaptation to coastal flood risk though land reclamation, Sandy Bisaro (Global Climate Forum, Germany)
10.45: From vulnerability assessment to funding of implementation actions: a case study from the Pacific, Darryn McEvoy (RMIT University, Australia)
11.05: Discussion
Chair: Mark de Bel (Deltares, Netherlands)
09.40 -11.20
Enabling win-win opportunities and value co-creation towards sustainability in cities
09.45: Enabling opportunity spaces for transformation towards sustainability in global megacities, Yuge Ma (University of Oxford, UK)
09.55: Share, Reuse, Repair in Cities, Vanessa Timmer (One Earth, Canada)
10.05: Transformation towards sustainability or green gentrification? Istanbul’s urban renewal process, Mahir Yazar (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
10.15: Greening post-conflict cities in emerging economies: the rise of renewable energy in Beirut, Abdel Maoula Chaar (École Supérieure des Affaires, Lebanon)
10.25: Understanding barriers to sustainable agro-food businesses in Venice's lagoon, Elena Apostoli Cappello (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy)
10.35: Conceptualising transformative organisations: developing capacities for systems change towards sustainability in Barcelona, Dina Hestad (University of Oxford, UK)
10.45: Discussion
Chair: Diana Mangalagiu (University of Oxford, UK)
09.40 -11.20
Win-win solutions for poverty eradication and climate resilience
09.45: Developing an inclusive economy and micro-financial schemes for resilient livelihoods and green small business in India. Experiences from the Development Group –TARA in India, Manisha Mishra (Development Alternatives, India)
10.00: ‘The Sun Exchange’: combining financial and green-tech disruptive innovations to address energy poverty alleviation and resilient livelihoods in South Africa, Lauren Hermanus (Sustainable Development Specialist, South Africa)
10.15: Financing the impossible? Lessons learned from implementing action-research business to support climate smart agriculture and clean energy use in Indonesia, Takeshi Takama and I. Made Suastra (Udayana University, Indonesia)
10.30: The implementation of water-energy food nexus solutions in the Aral Sea Basin. Olimjon Saidmamatov(Urgench State University, Uzbekistan)
10.45: Barriers and opportunities for the implementation of win-win solutions in Brazil. Lesson learned since Rio 92, Fabio Feldmann (Consultant, Brazil) and Claudio Szlafsztein (Federal University of Para, Brazil)
11.00: Discussion: Towards a Restorative Economy
Chair: J. David Tàbara / Jill Jäger
11.20 - 11.45
Coffee break
11.45 – 13.15
11.45 -13.15
The emergence of climate finance networks
Ulrich Volz (SOAS University of London, UK),
Robin Edme (European Commission, Belgium),
Nadia Ameli / Michael Grubb (University College, London, UK), L
eonidas Paroussos (E3-Modelling, Greece)
Antoine Mandel (The Paris School of Economics, France)
13.15 - 14.15
14.15 -15.15
Plenary: NEXT STEPS for research and action
Next steps for research and action to advance beyond the GREEN-WIN project and experiment with win-win solutions
Michael Grubb (University College London, UK)
Brindusa Burrows (The Ground-Up Association, Switzerland)
Emily Benson (Green Economy Coalition, UK)
Fulai Sheng (UNEP, Switzerland)
Moderated discussion with all participants.
End of Conference
16.30 - 18.30
Tour visit to Sagrada Família for those staying in Barcelona
Informal dinner for those staying in Barcelona (at their own cost).


If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact


Find the conference agenda here.

Find abstracts of parallel sessions and plenary for Day 2 of the conference here.