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About Public-Private Partnership

The WGES Public-Private Partnership Platform is a unique networking and deal-making mechanism for cities, utilities, integrators, solution providers and financiers, looking to engage in large-scale green PPPs. The purpose of this Platform is to identify, foster and implement key agreements from innovative leaders in public and private institutions, which can drive sustainable and productive solutions against climate change. The Platform is driven through the establishment of strong Global Partnerships with leading international organisations providing real project opportunities. The objectives of the PPP Platform are to:

  • Establish the PPP Platform as a global forum for green PPP projects
  • Create an international network of relevant stakeholders
  • Showcase innovative green economy solutions
  • Identify and support opportunities between stakeholders to facilitate the creation of PPPs

During WGES 2016, the PPP Platform will take physical form, where it will be present across different themes, and will also have an exclusive space and workshops for specialised discussions. In this way, new partnerships will build on past examples of successful cooperation between our diverse stakeholders. The Platform is driven through the establishment of strong Global Partnerships with leading international organisations, providing tangible project opportunities and interactive setting. Within the PPP Platform, involved institutional partners will present a number of their upcoming projects and commercial partners will have the first hand opportunity to pitch their innovative solutions and establish transaction-driven relationships.The programming of the PPP Platform will commence during Quarter 2 of 2016, where we are working closely with a number of institutional partners in defining the area and the content of the PPP sessions, such as:

  • Project providers: UNDP, IRENA, GGGI, Governments
  • Solution providers: ICC, Cleantech Clusters, integrators
  • Financial institutions: Development Banks, Climate Policy Initiative

Further to this, we are researching and inviting more than 100+ relevant buyers, sellers, and financiers for this transactional platform. Currently, the following subject matters are being investigated for PPP sessions:

  • Finance – financing building retrofit
  • Finance – financing renewable project pipelines
  • Renewable Energy – how to translate targets into scalable models (in conjunction with IRENA)
  • Waste – from waste to energy to the circular economy
  • Water – clean water to the world (in conjunction with the Water Aid Foundation)
  • Energy Storage – utility scale & decentralized
  • Big Data- how to use it for smart and sustainable management
  • Smart Cities, Smart Grid
  • Smart House

The PPP sessions will follow a structured process with a focus on presenting solutions and concluding on key next steps. These sessions will gather 25-40 people and have one host and 4-5 presenters.

We can see the following opportunities and outcomes for the different stakeholder groups:


  • Showcase products and services as response to societal challenges.
  • Create solutions-oriented PPPs
  • Show how well they are positioned to address the challenges of climate change.
  • Find relevant projects to work with


  • Increase their understanding on how challenges can be translated into solutions and also what the impact will be of such solutions
  • Simplify their selection of the solutions and the providers
  • Support the creation of PPPs to implement such solutions


  • Create the framework for them to finance sustainable projects
  • Help them access a pipeline of new projects
  • Showcase their latest innovative financing approaches for PPP projects