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2013 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance
 
Mobilizing Finance and Investment for
Climate Action Now


Date: 28 May 2013
Venue: Fira Barcelona, Hall 5 - Palau de Congressos
Index to Sessions
Click on links to access each forum session, with presentations and biographies

09:00:

09:45:

11:15:


13:30:

14:45:


16:15:


17:30:

Strategic perspectives on climate finance >>

Financing and investment drivers for mitigation activities >>

Group A: Innovative approaches and case studies in providing funding and investment for mitigation >>

Financing and investment drivers for adaptation activities >>

Group B: Innovative approaches and case studies in providing funding and investments for adaptation >>

Group C: The role of local investors in mobilizing additional climate finance >>

Group D: Tracking climate finance >>

Summary and Conclusions: Closing Remarks >>



Full programme of the Forum
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Strategic perspectives on climate finance
09:00 - 09:45
Expectations:
  • Overview of the need for urgent action on the increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather events and associated costs;
  • Overview of climate finance institutions and work under the UNFCCC;
  • Overview of the wider climate finance architecture, including multilateral, bilateral and national finance institutions;
  • Overview of current climate finance flows, both public and private.

Facilitators:
  • Diann Black-Lane & Stefan Agne - Image
    Standing Committee on Finance
Panelists:
  • Paul Oquist - Image
    Presidency of Nicaragua

  • Barbara Buchner - Image pdf-icon - Image (71 kB)
    Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
    pdf-icon CPI Spaghetti 2012 (140 kB)

  • Mariama Williams - Image
    South Center
  • Questions and Answers: - Image

Financing and investment drivers for mitigation activities
09:45 - 11:00
Expectations:
  • Discuss the underlying opportunities, challenges, barriers and factors that determine investment decisions and/or the allocation of financial resources in mitigation activities, including a brief overview of current trends.
  • Among other key questions, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on why investments in clean technologies still lag behind those in fossil fuel intensive technologies.
Panel composition
  • Roundtable discussion with a Q&A session between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator :
  • Syed Mujtaba Hussain - Image
    Deputy Secretary, Government of Pakistan
Panellists:
  • Hugh Sealy - Imagepdf-icon - Image (74 kB)
    Vice-Chair, Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board,
    Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George’s University, St. George’s, Grenada

  • Abyd Karmali - Imagepdf-icon - Image (5 kB)
    Managing Director, Global Head of Climate Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Vikram Widge - Imagepdf-icon - Image (70 kB)
    Head, Climate Finance & Policy, International Finance Corporation

  • Jose Juan Gomez - Image
    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 (English)
    (3244 kB) pdf-icon The role of national development banks (Spanish) (3367 kB)
Questions and Answers: - Image

Group A: Innovative approaches and case studies by national, bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations and by the private sector in providing funding and investment for mitigation
11:15 - 12:30
Expectations:
  • Show-casing of concrete experiences in developing and implementing policies, strategies and activities, as well as necessary measures or steps to accelerate the mobilization of finance for mitigation at the national and regional level.
  • Discussion of cases of private sector engagement and partnerships to support mitigation activities.
Panel composition
  • Brief presentations from panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and panellists.

Facilitator:
  • Neeraj Prasad - Imagepdf-icon - Image (69 kB)
    World Bank Institute
Panellists: Questions and Answers: - Image

Financing and investment drivers for adaptation activities
13:30 - 14:45
Expectations:
  • Overview of existing opportunities, challenges, barriers and factors that determine financial flows for adaptation activities, including a discussion on the overall financial needs, as well as possibilities for increased private investment involvement.
Panel composition
  • Brief presentations from panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and panellists.

Facilitator :
  • Naderev Saño - Image
    Co-Chair, UNFCCC/LTF work programme
Panellists:
  • Juan Hoffmaister - Imagepdf-icon - Image (5 kB)
    Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bolivia; Adaptation Committee member and representing the Chair of the Committee

  • Carlos Fuller - Imagepdf-icon - Image (73 kB)
    International and Regional Liaison Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

  • Smita Nakhooda; - Imagepdf-icon - Image (5 kB)
    Research Fellow, Climate and Environment Programme, Overseas Development Institute

  • Saliha Dobardzic - Image
    Climate Change Specialist, LDCF/SCCF Secretariat (GEF)
Questions and Answers: - Image

Group B: Innovative approaches and case studies by national, bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations and by the private sector in providing funding and investments for adaptation
14:45 - 16:00
Expectations:
  • Show-casing of concrete experiences in developing and implementing policies, strategies and activities, as well as necessary measures or steps to accelerate the mobilization of finance for adaptation at the national and regional level.
  • Discussion of cases of private sector engagement and partnerships to support adaptation activities.
Panel composition
  • Brief presentations from panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator :
  • Stefan Agne - Image
    European Commission
Panellists: Questions and Answers: - Image

Group C: The role of local investors in mobilizing additional climate finance
16:15 - 17:30
Expectations:
  • Discuss which actions of the GCF, MDBs, NDBs, as well as local governments, would be considered most helpful by local investors. The presentations as well as the discussion will be guided along a set of questions and the main opinions.
Panel composition
  • Brief opening statements by the facilitator and panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator : Panellists :

Group D: Tracking climate finance
16:15 - 17:30
Expectations:
  • Stock-taking of existing guidelines and process under the UNFCCC and on-going initiatives for tracking climate related financial flows by other institutions.
  • Discussion on potential approaches taken by recipient countries and other relevant actors to account for climate and responsible investments.
Panel composition
  • Roundtable discussion with a Q&A between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator:
  • Dennis Tirpakpdf-icon - Image (5 kB)
    World Resource Institute
Panellists:

Summary and Conclusions: Closing Remarks
17:30 - 18:15
Expectations:
  • Strategic perspective revisited
  • Presentation of key conclusions and recommendations

Facilitator:
  • Stefan Agne - Image
    Standing Committee on Finance
Speakers:
  • Federico Ramos de Armas - Image
    State Secretary of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Government of Spain

  • Christiana Figueres - Image
    Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

  • Neeraj Prasad - Image
    World Bank Institute

  • Diann Black-Lane - Image
    Standing Committee on Finance


updated: 14 June 2016
Forum documents

pdf-icon Report

pdf-icon Programme

pdf-icon List of participants (116 kB)

pdf-icon Information for participants (398 kB)

 
Links to other SCF forum webpages
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2014 SCF Forum
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2015 SCF Forum
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2016 SCF Forum
- "Financial instruments that address the risks of Loss and Damage"

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