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Workshop on the means of implementation for enhanced adaptation action
 
Bonn Germany
2-4 March 2015
 
Introduction
 

In its three-year workplan, the Adaptation Committee (AC) agreed to convene a workshop, in the first quarter of 2015, with the relevant bilateral, regional and multilateral institutions facilitating the means of implementation (finance, technology and capacity-building), as well as with development agencies at the country level, to discuss how to further promote the implementation of enhanced action in a coherent manner under the Convention.

 

 
Focus and scope
 
The AC, at its sixth meeting, took note of a scoping paper (pdf-icon AC/2014/27) and decided that the focus of the workshop will be on understanding adaptation finance: how has adaptation finance resulted or not resulted in effective and concrete action?, and to consider the following relevant aspects:
(a) access to finance,
(b) national institutional arrangements for mobilizing and managing adaptation finance,
(c) the role of the private sector,
(d) the NAP process, and
(e) the importance of integrating adaptation into development.

 
Session 1 - Opening and introduction
Presentation:

pdf-icon Introduction and expectations (240 kB)
Session 2 - Current landscape of adaptation finance

Guiding questions:

  • What is the landscape of adaptation finance – key actors and trends?

  • How are institutional arrangements being developed to facilitate access to finance as  well as to enable the planning and implementation of adaptation action?

  • What are the challenges faced by developing countries in accessing available resources?

  • How is “leveraging” and “co-financing” for adaptation working?

  • How is the private sector financing risk management and adaptation?

Presentations:

Session 3 - Successes, challenges, and trends in adaptation finance

Guiding questions:

  • From your perspective, what do effective results look like?

  • What does an enabling environment look like?

  • What does enhancing access look like?

  • What does a NAP process, which integrates adaptation into development and reduces vulnerability in the medium and long term, look like?

  • How can the current level of resources under the UNFCCC Funds serve to leverage access to other private and public finance flows?

Presentations:

Perspectives from multilateral, regional, bilateral and national institutions and the private sector

  • pdf-icon Roland Sundstrom (15223 kB) , Global Environmental Facility

  • Maria Carolina Torres, Development Bank of Latin America

  • pdf-icon Jochen Harnisch (5271 kB) , KfW Development Bank

  • Alejandro Rivera Becerra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

  • pdf-icon Olivia Gray (84 kB) , Global Analytics, Willis Group

Background material:

Session 4 - Enhancing adaptation action – what has worked and what is needed in adaptation finance
Parallel working groups – set 1
Group 1: Accessing adaptation finance – remaining barriers and ways to overcome them

Guiding questions:

  • What does enhanced access to adaptation finance look like?

  • How can it facilitate longer-term, wider scale impact in terms of reducing vulnerability to climate change?

  • What enabling environments serve to facilitate enhanced access?

Presentation:

Background material:

Group 2: Enabling environments – national institutional arrangements for effective deployment of adaptation finance

Guiding questions:

  • How can national institutional arrangements, in particular, facilitate longer-term, wider scale impact in terms of reducing vulnerability to climate change?

  • How can they facilitate enhanced access to adaptation finance?

Presentation:

Group 3: Integrating adaptation into development – what does it mean and what does it take in terms of adaptation finance

Guiding questions:

  • How do you assess and adjust for climate risks in your development planning, programs and investments?

  • How do you find and access the support that is needed to do this assessment and adjustment?

Presentation:

Reporting back of parallel working groups – set 1
Session 5 - Enhancing adaptation action – what has worked and what is needed in adaptation finance
Parallel working groups – set 2
Group 1: The role of the private sector - how can private finance incentivize resilience building?

Guiding questions:

  • What enabling environment is needed to facilitate private sector investment in adaptation/climate resilience?

  • How is the private sector responding to incentives for adaptation?

  • How can/is the private sector in developing countries assessing and adjusting for climate risks in their investments? How is it finding the resources to do so?

Presentation:

Background material:

Group 2: The NAP process - what is needed to finance long-term adaptation?

Guiding questions:

  • How can countries build a finance strategy for long-term adaptation?

  • What is the experience with institutional arrangements for long-term adaptation?

  • What is the role of the private sector in financing long-term adaptation?

Presentation:

Reporting back of parallel working groups – set 2
Session 6 - Reflections on key issues and trends
  • Tao Wang (Green Climate Fund)

  • Roland Sundstrom (Global Environment Facility)

  • Michael Schneider (Deutsche Bank)

  • pdf-icon Farhan Akhtar (87 kB) (US Department of State)

  • pdf-icon Claire Bernard (65 kB) (Planning Institute of Jamaica)
Session 7 - Conclusions: findings and recommendations from the workshop


 
Report of the workshop
pdf-icon Report on the workshop on the means of implementation for enhanced adaptation action (536 kB)
 
Background information
pdf-icon Synthesis paper for the workshop (747 kB)
 
Organization of work and logistics

pdf-icon Agenda (300 kB)

pdf-icon Information for participants (231 kB)

pdf-icon List of participants (131 kB)