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Reports on the Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance

As mandated by the Conference of the Parties (COP), the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) reports on its Forum in its annual reports to the COP.

The report on the second Forum of the SCF in 2014 can be found pdf-icon here. NEW!

The report on the first Forum of the SCF in 2013 can be found pdf-icon here.


Biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows of the Standing Committee on Finance

At COP 17, Parties mandated the SCF to prepare a biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows. The SCF invited inputs from interested stakeholders to support its work on the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows in general, as well as on the objective, scope and proposed outline of the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows in particular. More information on the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows in 2014, as well as the submissions received by the SCF can be found here.


Fifth review of the Financial Mechanism NEW!

COP 19 requested the SCF to continue to provide expert input to the fifth review of the Financial Mechanism, with a view to the review being finalized by COP 20. In addition, COP 19 requested the SCF to continue to provide expert input to the fifth review of the Financial Mechanism, with a view to the review being finalized by COP 20. In this context, the SCF prepared a pdf-icon technical paper on the fifth review (1085 kB) , and included the executive summary of the technical paper in its report to COP 20 for consideration by the COP.


Presentations delivered by members of the Standing Committee on Finance

Update on the preparation of the first biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows during the first meeting of the contact group of the agenda item on the issue of methodologies for reporting financial information by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention during the 40th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), June 2014 pdf-icon Presentation

Side event on the work of the SCF related to the fifth review during the 40th session of the SBs, June 2014 pdf-icon Programme; pdf-icon Presentation

Side event on the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows at the margins of the 40th session of the SBs, June 2014 pdf-icon Programme; pdf-icon Presentation

Informal Dialogue on Climate Finance, hosted by the incoming Presidency of the COP 20, August 2014pdf-icon Presentation (243 kB)

Global Forum of the Climate Change Expert Group, OECD, September 2014 pdf-icon Presentation (482 kB)

Sixth meeting of the Adaptation Committee, September 2014 pdf-icon Presentation (472 kB)


Submissions on elements to be taken into account for the development of a work programme on measurement, reporting and verification of support and the conduct of the biennial assessments and overview of climate finance flows in 2014

This section* contains submissions on elements to be taken into account for the development of a work programme on measurement, reporting and verification of support and the conduct of the biennial assessments and overview of climate finance flows in 2014, as provided to the Standing Committee on Finance by stakeholders involved in climate finance pursuant to specific calls for inputs by the Standing Committee on Finance.


Call for inputs on elements to be taken into account for the development of a work programme on measurement, reporting and verification of support and the conduct of the biennial assessments and overview of climate finance flows in 2014, June-July 2013
Document
Submitted by
Date
pdf-icon Submission CPI (799 kB) Climate Policy Initiative 29/7/2013
pdf-icon Submission Germanwatch (202 kB)
Germanwatch 30/7/2013
pdf-icon Submission Haites (125 kB) Erik Haites, Margaree Consultants Inc. 31/7/2013
pdf-icon Submission OECD (218 kB) OECD 31/7/2013
pdf-icon Submission IAETA (146 kB) IAETA 31/7/2013
pdf-icon Submission CIF (193 kB) CIF 31/7/2013
pdf-icon Submission BlindSpot Think Tank (70 kB) BlindSpot Think Tank 31/7/2013


Inputs on potential partnership and events for the third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance in 2015 (by 31 October 2014) NEW!


In accordance with decision 2/CP.17 paragraph 121(a) and 9/CP.19 paragraphs 20 and 21, the SCF discussed the planning for the third SCF Forum to be held in 2015 on the topic of financing for forests. pdf-icon Please click here for the background document on this subject used during the meeting. For the first two SCF Forums held in 2013 and 2014, the SCF worked with partner organizations and held the Forum in conjunction with their events, such as Carbon Expo and Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum. It was agreed by the SCF to further explore partnerships for the upcoming third SCF Forum in 2015.

Accordingly, the SCF agreed to invite its members and interested organizations to provide information on potential partnerships and events that the Forum could be held in conjunction with.

With the aim of advancing the preparation for the SCF Forum, the SCF would appreciate receiving your inputs through this email address (standingcommittee@unfccc.int) by 31 October 2014.

Received inputs on potential partnership and events for the third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance in 2015
Received information
Sent by
Affiliation / Organization
Date received
pdf-icon Submission Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (62 kB)
 
pdf-icon Leaflet of the MFW4 (483 kB)

pdf-icon ToR of the specific session on Carbon Finance and the application of REDD+ in the mediterranean (317 kB)

pdf-icon Brochure of the Forest Hub at Sant Pau Historical Site (3601 kB)

Denis Boglio

Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, Spain 14 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission United Nations Forum on Forests (60 kB)
 
pdf-icon Draft proposal for partnership related to the third SCF Forum (103 kB)

Hossein Moeini-Meybodi

United Nations Forum on Forests 30 October 2014
pdf-icon Letter to the SCF (presented during the eighth meeting of the SCF) (267 kB)

pdf-icon Letter of Interest and proposed and proposed partnership (31 October 2014) (180 kB)

Steve Leonard

Center for International Forestry Research 31 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission IETA - SCF Forests Forum 2015 (377 kB)

Sophy Greenhalgh

International Emissions Trading Association 31 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission (178 kB)

Sarah Conway

SCF Member 4 November 2014


Inputs on relevant information/case studies for the working paper on coherence and coordination for financing for forests (deadline extended to 31 January 2015) NEW!

In accordance with decision 2/CP.17 paragraph 121, 7/CP.19 paragraph 11 and 9/CP.19 paragraph 20, the SCF at its eighth meeting considered a pdf-icon a revised background paperon the subject. The SCF decided to expand the background paper into a working paper, which could inform the SCF’s work on this topic, and also inform the design of the third SCF Forum in 2015 on financing for forests. 

Based on the above, the SCF agreed to invite its members and interested observers to provide relevant information/case studies to inform the working paper on coherence and coordination for financing for forests. This might include:

a)  Experience with use of resources/the transfer of payments for results-based approaches;
b)  Experience with the provision of financial resources for alternative approaches.*

* Such as joint mitigation and adaptation approaches for the integral and sustainable management of forests (decision 9/CP.19, paragraph 8).

The SCF would appreciate your response through this email address (standingcommittee@unfccc.int) by 31 January 2015.

Received inputs on relevant information/case studies for the working paper on coherence and coordination for financing for forests
Received information
Sent by
Affiliation / Organization
Date received
pdf-icon Submission Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (57 kB)

Denis Boglio

Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, Spain 13 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission United Nations Forum on Forests (65 kB)

Hossein Moeini-Meybodi

United Nations Forum on Forests 16 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission Tropenbos International (64 kB)

pdf-icon Financing and Businees Engagement for Tropical Forests: Recent Publications (1293 kB)

Herman Savenije

Tropenbos International 28 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission OECD (66 kB)

Anthony Cox

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 29 October 2014
pdf-icon Submission WeForest (67 kB)
pdf-icon Submission Paper (322 kB)
pdf-icon Good Business: Making private investments work for tropical forests (3669 kB)
pdf-icon Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry (1587 kB)
pdf-icon Conservation Finance - Moving beyond donor funding toward  an investor-driven approach (2303 kB)


Fraser Brown

WeForest
11 November 2014
pdf-icon
CfRN Submission on SCF Working Paper
(131 kB)

Frederica Bietta

Coalition for Rainforest Nations
20 November 2014


Documents of the meetings of the Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance

This section contains relevant documents and information on the meetings of the Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance.

Second Forum, 21 and 22 June 2014 in Montego Bay, Jamaica
pdf-icon Programme of the second Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance

Presentations and background material provided during the forum:

Mr. Jeffery Spooner, Head of Agency, Meteorological Service, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change, Jamaica
pdf-icon Remarks by Mr. Jeffrey Spooner (120 kB)

Ms. Asha Bobb-Semple, on behalf of the UNDP Resident Representative
pdf-icon Opening_Asha Bobb-Semple (558 kB)

Mr. Clifford Mahlung, Adaptation Committee representative
pdf-icon The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee: Building Coherence on Finance (253 kB)
pdf-icon Information note for the second SCF Forum issued by the Adaptation Committee and the Standing Committee on Finance (467 kB)

Ms. Barbara Buchner, Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative and head of Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Europe
pdf-icon Adaptation Finance - Climate Policy Initiative (563 kB)

Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund
pdf-icon Concrete adaptation projects - What have we learned? (894 kB)

Mr. David Kaluba, Principal Economist (EMD)/National Coordinator (PPCR), Ministry of Finance, Government of Zambia
pdf-icon Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Plans (1578 kB)

Ms. Diann Black-Layne, Ambassador, Government of Antigua and Barbuda
pdf-icon Petrocaribe case study (66 kB)

Mr. Luis Fiallos, National Focal Point of Nicaragua to the UNFCCC

pdf-icon Adaptation policy in Nicaragua (105 kB)

Mr. Daniel Buckley, Climate Change Policy Analyst, UNDP
pdf-icon The status of public finance related to national funding for developing countries (976 kB)

Ms. Stephanie Ockenden, Economist/Policy analyst, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
pdf-icon The status of public finance related to bilateral finance (1934 kB)

Mr. Gerard Alleng, Climate Change Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
pdf-icon Policy based loan in Trinidad and Tobago (269 kB)

Ms. Nancy Saich, Managerial Adviser, European Investment Bank (EIB)
pdf-icon Cooperation with the Caribbean Development Bank on lending for adaptation (357 kB)

Mr. Takashi Hongo, Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
pdf-icon Adaptation finance by private funds for private investment (1504 kB)

Ms. Isabelle Proulx, Programme Manager, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
pdf-icon Developing a model of how to bridge adaptation projects with private equity (887 kB)

Mr. Isaac Anthony, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF)
pdf-icon The role of insurance in adaptation finance in the Caribbean (584 kB)

Ms. Joanna Syroka, Programme Director, African Risk Capacity
pdf-icon The role of insurance in adaptation finance in Africa (437 kB)

Mr. Trevion Manning, Director of Planning, St. James Parish Council, Representative of the city of Montego Bay
pdf-icon Smart city project in Montego Bay (9512 kB)

Ms. Saliha Dobardzic, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environment Facility
pdf-icon Climate risks and adaptation solutions in urban areas and settlements (628 kB)

Mr. James Alexander, Head of the Finance and Economic Development Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
pdf-icon The work of cities in adaptation finance and remaining challenges (769 kB)

Ms. Chantal Naidoo, Senior Associate of E3G's International Climate Finance Programme
pdf-icon Financing resilience at the sub-national level in South Afirica (148 kB)

Mr. Daniel Rossetto, Managing Director, Climate Mundial
pdf-icon Case studies of climate resilience in urban areas and their funding (933 kB)

Mr. Syed Mujtaba Hussein, Director General and Special Assistant to the Minister, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Government of Pakistan
pdf-icon Water management and adaptation in Pakistan (2270 kB)

Mr. Alfred Grunwald, Climate Change Senior Specialist, Coordinator for PPCR Bolivia, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
pdf-icon Adaptation to climate impacts in water regulation and supply (1843 kB)

Mr. Batu Uprety, Chair of the LDC Expert Group
pdf-icon National adaptation in LDCs (153 kB)

Mr. Jan Willem den Besten, Senior Programme Officer, IUCN Netherlands
pdf-icon Mobilizing private sector finance, and mapping and scaling up climate resilience (972 kB)

Mr. Abiy Ashenafi, Program Coordinator Ethiopia, ICCO
pdf-icon Climate change adaptation and addressing deforestation along the coffee value chain, the case of Ethiopia (899 kB)
Video during the presentation

Ms. Claire Bernard, Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development and Regional Planning with the Planning Institute of Jamaica
pdf-icon The Adaptation Fund case study from Jamaica (200 kB)

Mr. Albert Binger, Member of the Technology Executive Committee
pdf-icon Outcomes of the TEC Adaptation workshop (1063 kB)

Mr. Amjad Abdulla, Director-General, Department of Climate Change and Energy, Maldives
pdf-icon SIDS DOCK case study (297 kB)

Mr. Kepa Solaun, Partner and General Director, Factor CO2
pdf-icon Case studies from energy and transport (1424 kB)

Ms. Sandy Ferguson, Knowledge and Policy Manager, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
pdf-icon Climate resilient hydropower: experiences from the EBRD region (1080 kB)

Mr. Miguel Naranjo Gonzales, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCCC
pdf-icon Experience and potential of the CDM for mitigation with adaptation co-benefits (545 kB)


For more information on the programme and biographies of the speakers, please click here.



First Forum, 28 May 2013 in Barcelona, Spain
pdf-icon Programme of the first Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance

Presentations and background material provided during the forum:

Avril Benchimol, Interamerican Development Bank
pdf-icon Mobilizing finance for the Private Sector, Innovation in LAC (1971 kB)

Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
pdf-icon CPI Spaghetti 2012 (140 kB)

Diann Black-Layne and Konrad von Ritter
pdf-icon Crowdfunding for Climate Change (321 kB)

Jane Ellis, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, OECD secretariat
pdf-icon Comparing Definitions and Methods to Estimate Mobilised Climate Finance (976 kB)
pdf-icon Updated information on bilateral aid data (469 kB)
CRS dataset on Rio markers
Analytical papers on mobilising and tracking climate finance

Alexander Froede,  Environment and Climate Change Division, Competence Centre for Climate Change, GIZ
pdf-icon It's not just the money: institutional strengthening of national climate funds (1326 kB)
pdf-icon Capacity development for direct access to climate finance (1156 kB)
pdf-icon Climate Finance Readiness - Preliminary approach and insights from efforts in Southern Africa (308 kB)

Juan Gomez, Lead Financial Markets and Climate Change Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank
pdf-icon The role of national development banks (3244 kB)
pdf-icon The role of national development banks (Spanish version) (3367 kB)

Jessica Jacob, Director for Social and Environmental Responsibility, Findeter, Colombia
pdf-icon Findeter - Supporting Sustainable Development (2294 kB)
pdf-icon Colombian Green Protocol (476 kB)

Franka Klingel, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, EBRD
pdf-icon Joint MDB Report on Adaptation Finance 2011 (464 kB)
pdf-icon Joint MDB Report on Mitigation Finance 2012 (462 kB)

Ulf Moslener, Frankfurt School of Management
pdf-icon Presentation Ulf Moslener (527 kB)
pdf-icon Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 (4927 kB)
pdf-icon Case study: the Thai Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (1001 kB)
pdf-icon Case study: Guyana REDD-Plus Investment Fund (GRIF) (659 kB)
pdf-icon Case study: The Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) (520 kB)

David Rodgers, Senior Energy Specialist, GEF secretariat
pdf-icon GEF's Intervention Models for Private Sector Engagement (149 kB)


For more information on the programme and biographies of the speakers, please click here.
The recording of the first Forum can be found here.   New!   Image


Reports, publications and other inputs

This section* contains reports and publications as provided to the Standing Committee on Finance by stakeholders involved in climate finance.


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Contributions received
Title
Author
Affiliation
Submitted
Liane Schalatek and Katya Burns;
edited by Gail Karlsson and Ana Rojas
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20/06/2013


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