09:00 - 09:40 "Opening plenary":
Welcoming the participants and opening the forum
: Ms. Diann Black-Layne and Mr. Stefan Schwager
, SCF Co-chairs
Mr. Jeffery Spooner, Head of Agency, Meteorological Service, Ministry of Water, Land,
Environment & Climate Change, Jamaica
Remarks (120 kB)
Ms. Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, video message
Ms. Asha Bobb-Semple, on behalf of the UNDP Resident Representative
Speaking note (558 kB)
Mr. Steven Shalita, Senior Communications Officer, Administrative Unit, Climate Investment
09:40 –10:20 "Session 1 Setting the scene:
overview of adaptation finance (SCF in collaboration with the AC)": The state of
adaptation finance: practices, issues, and opportunities
Facilitators: Ms. Diann Black-Layne and Mr. Stefan Schwager, SCF co-chairs
Mr. Clifford Mahlung, Adaptation Committee representative
Presentation_The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee: Building Coherence on Finance (253 kB)
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
Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative and head of CPI Europe. She
leads CPI's workstream on global climate finance. Her work focuses on climate finance to
address the question of whether it is adequate and productive. A core topic of interest is the
effectiveness of implemented climate and energy policies.
Previously Barbara served as a Senior Energy and Environment Analyst at the International Energy
Agency where she worked on climate and energy policy issues in the Energy Efficiency and
Environment Division. Before that, she worked as a Senior Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico
Mattei where she was involved in a number of activities related to FEEM's Climate Change Policy
and Modelling Unit in the field of environmental economics. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology within its Joint Program on the Science and Policy of
Global Change & Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
Barbara is an Austrian Citizen and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Graz and a
Masters Degree in Economics within the Economics/Environmental Sciences Joint Program at the
University of Graz and University of Technology of Graz.
Presentation_The Landscape of Adaptation Finance (563 kB)
Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund
Mikko Ollikainen is a Senior Climate Change Specialist at the
Adaptation Fund Board secretariat. He joined the secretariat in 2009, and is a leading technical
expert responsible for reviewing project proposals and project performance reports submitted by
implementing entities to the Adaptation Fund Board, and a co-coordinator of the project review
work. In addition, he helped kick off the process to accredit national implementing entities to,
for the first time in climate finance, access adaptation funds directly without intermediation of
international organizations. He was formerly a carbon finance specialist at the World Bank Carbon
Finance Unit, and a deal manager for afforestation/reforestation CDM projects. He also worked for
five years in Asian countries, particularly in China and Indonesia, supervising and implementing
projects on the ground in the fields of environment, natural resources management and climate
adaptation and mitigation.
Presentation_Concrete adaptation projects - What have we learned? (894 kB)
10:20 – 11:30
"Session 2: Adaptation planning and policies: Integrating adaptation into national planning
processes, building resilience and generating investor confidence"
Facilitator: Mr. Clifford Mahlung, Adaptation Committee representative
Mr. David Kaluba, Principal Economist (EMD)/National Coordinator (PPCR), Ministry of
Finance, Government of Zambia: "Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development
David Chama Kaluba is currently serving as the National Coordinator of the Zambia Interim
Secretariat for Climate Change under the Ministry of Finance. Since 2010, he has served as a member
of the PPCR Sub-Committee representing African pilot countries. While serving on the PPCR he also
Co-Chaired the associated Sub-Committee meetings. In 2013, he was nominated by his Government to
serve on the Joint Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) and Clean Technology Fund Committee (CTF) under the
Climate Investment Funds (CIF) following his election by peers. He currently serves as Co-Chair of
the joint CTF/SCF Trust Fund Committee. In 2011 he served as advisor on the Transitional Committee
for the design of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and was subsequently elected to serve as Board
Member of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) representing Least Developed Countries, the seat he
Presentation (1578 kB)
Ms. Diann Black-Layne, Ambassador, Government of Antigua and Barbuda: Adaptation Finance:
"Mobilizing adaptation finance: The Petro Caribe Agreement case study"
Presentation (66 kB)
Mr. Luis Fiallos, National Focal Point of Nicaragua to the UNFCCC: "Adaptation
policy in Nicaragua"
Luis Fiallos is a civil engineer and he holds a master degree in
Development Economics. He has been involved in public administration top management positions for
more than twenty years. For two years he was Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Environment. Since
1990 he established his own consulting company, leading technical and
economic feasibility studies in forestry, tourism, rural development, environmental impact
analysis, natural resources and protected areas. For eight years
he was Nicaragua´s Deputy Minister of Industries, and for over ten years he was Chairman of
the Board of the State Forest Corporation. For three years he was Dean of the College of
Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Economics.
Speaking note (105 kB)
11:45 – 13:00
"Session 3: Mobilizing public finance for adaptation: Overview of public financial instruments
at global, regional and national levels and their use to support adaptation
Facilitator: Mr. Hussein Alfa (Seyni) Nafo, SCF Member
Mr. Daniel Buckley, Climate Change Policy Analyst, UNDP: "The status of public
finance related to national funding for developing countries"
Daniel Buckley is a Climate Change Policy Analyst with UNDP based
in New York. He is presently coordinating UNDP’s participation in the GCF Readiness Programme
funded by Germany BMUB and implemented by UNEP, WRI and UNDP. Daniel manages the joint UNDP-World
Bank Climate Finance Options Platform, an initiative building developing country capacity and
facilitating South-South knowledge sharing on climate finance issues. He also provides policy
advice and covers finance and mitigation issues in the UNFCCC process. Prior to joining UNDP,
Daniel worked as a project developer for a carbon credit origination firm and consulted for
multilateral development banks and national governments.
Presentation (976 kB)
Ms. Stephanie Ockenden, Economist/Policy analyst, the Organization for Economic Co-operation
and Development (OECD): "The status of public finance related to bilateral
Stephanie Ockenden is an economist and policy analyst in the OECD’s Development
Co-operation Directorate, focusing on the measurement and monitoring of climate and
environment-related development finance. In particular, Stephanie co-leads the Secretariat for the
Joint ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Task Team on the OECD DAC Rio markers. Prior to the OECD, Stephanie held
numerous positions in the UK Civil Service. Mostly recently at the UK Department of Energy and
Climate Change, providing economic advice on DECC’s £1bn share of the UK International
Climate Fund, and in a separate posting providing analysis to set the level of the “fourth
carbon budget”- the UK’s 2023-7 domestic GHG emissions target.
Presentation (1934 kB)
Mr. Gerard Alleng, Climate Change Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
"The use of the Policy-Based loan in Trinidad and Tobago"
Gerard Alleng is a climate change senior specialist with Climate Change and Sustainability (CCS)
Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington DC, USA. Gerard joined the IDB in
2008 as a clean energy and climate change specialist and is currently coordinating the CCS
Division’s adaptation and mitigation activities on climate change in the Caribbean. Prior to
joining the IDB, he was a Policy Fellow with the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the
University of Delaware, where he managed projects that focused on renewable energy policy and
climate change issues. He has also worked as a wetlands ecologist for the research institutions in
Trinidad and Tobago and in Jamaica. In addition, he has worked as an independent energy policy
consultant in the Caribbean region. Gerard holds a Master's degree in Energy and Environmental
Policy from the University of Delaware and a Master's degree in Wetlands Ecology from the
University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Gerard is a Caribbean Fulbright scholar. Gerard is married
and lives with his wife in Maryland, USA.
Presentation (269 kB)
Ms. Nancy Saich, Managerial Adviser, European Investment Bank (EIB): "Mobilizing
public finance for adaptation: EIB’s cooperation with regional dev. banks"
Nancy Saich is one of the longest standing members of the Bank's Environmental Assessment
Group, providing the Bank's Project Teams with due diligence support on environmental matters
on a wide range of projects funded by the Bank. She is also a founder member of the Bank's
Inter-Directorate Climate Working Group. Following her move to the Bank's Environment, Climate
and Social Office in 2011, Nancy now has a specific role as EIB's Adviser on Climate and
Environment, and is responsible for leading the work on the Carbon Footprint of the Bank's
Project portfolio and on mainstreaming climate resilience into the Bank's Project work as well
as developing Adaptation in Bank lending and in technical assistance.
Presentation (357 kB)
14:15 – 15:30
Session 4: Mobilizing private finance for adaptation: Identifying private finance options for
adaptation activities": Financial market instruments; innovative financing,
micro-finance, micro-insurance etc.
Facilitator: Mr. Stefan Agne, SCF Member
Mr. Takashi Hongo, Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute:
"Adaptation finance by private funds for private investment"
Takashi Hongo has been involved in environment projects and the consideration of environment
policy measures such as climate change, water shortage and bio diversity. He developed various
environment related instruments including Environment Guideline, MRV Guideline and initiated many
studies such as Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture, when he served for Japan Bank for
International Cooperation. He has contributed to the IPCC, UNFCCC, World Bank, Asian Development
Bank, IEA, UNEP, GLOBE International, and Japanese government and local authorities. He has written
numerous articles, including APEC “Green Growth Green Finance”, ADB Institute
“Reforms of Private Financing toward Green Growth Asia”, and UNFCCC Long Term Finance
“Definition and reporting system of Climate Finance”. He is member of Board of
Directors at the International Emission Trading Association, Advisory Committee for Global Green
Growth Institute, GMTF for International Civil Aviation Organization and technology evaluation
committee of NEDO.
Presentation (1504 kB)
Ms. Isabelle Proulx, Programme Manager, International Development Research Centre (IDRC):
"Developing a model of how to bridge adaptation projects with private equity (African case
Isabelle Proulx is a hydrogeologist with experience in applied research and climate change
programming within Canada and in developing countries. Over the last 10 years, her work has
focussed on climate change adaptation, at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Office of the
Auditor General, Natural Resources Canada, and now at IDRC. She currently oversees the work of 3
teams delivering a total of about CAD 150 million in applied research, including with Fast Start
Climate Finance from the Government of Canada, and a joint program on climate change hot spot in
partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development.
Presentation (887 kB)
Mr. Isaac Anthony, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance
Facility (CCRIF): "The role of insurance in adaptation finance in the Caribbean: the CCRIF
Isaac Anthony is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk
Insurance Facility (CCRIF), a position he assumed in January 2013. He has over twenty years of
senior management experience in the areas of public finance and economic planning having held the
positions of Accountant General, Registrar of Insurance, Director of Finance, Permanent Secretary,
Finance and Permanent Secretary, Planning & National Development with the Government of Saint
Lucia. Mr. Anthony served on several Boards, including those of the Caribbean Development Bank and
the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. He also served as Saint Lucia's Alternate Governor to both
the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He graduated from the University of the West
Indies with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics & Accounting and a Masters in Business
Presentation (584 kB)
Ms. Joanna Syroka, Programme Director, African Risk Capacity: "African Risk
Capacity: An African-led strategy for managing extreme weather risks"
Dr. Joanna Syroka is Programme Director of the African Risk Capacity (ARC), where she manages
all of the Agency’s technical work. Joanna has been leading efforts to develop weather and
commodity risk management products in Africa, Asia and Latin America since 2004, when she became a
consultant with the World Bank's Commodity Risk Management Group. Most notably, her work in
India with Mumbai-based insurance company ICICI Lombard and Hyderabad-based micro-finance
institution BASIX led to pioneering transactions that laid the foundation for what is now one of
the world’s fastest growing weather risk markets. In Malawi, she worked with the World Bank
Treasury to expand its product line to include sovereign-level weather derivative products for
client countries. Joanna also played a leading role in the World Food Programme’s 2006
humanitarian weather derivative project in Ethiopia. She holds her Bachelors in Physics and PhD in
Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College in London.
Presentation (437 kB)
Day 2 (22 June 2014): Mobilizing finance in specific sectors
09:00 – 09:30 "Session 7: Setting the
Facilitator: Ms. Diann Black-Layne and Mr. Stefan Schwager, SCF Co-chairs
Mr. Trevion Manning, Director of Planning, St. James Parish Council,
Representative of the city of Montego Bay
Presentation_Montego Bay: Towards becoming a Smart City (9512 kB)
09:30 – 12:00 "Session
8: Parallel Group 1: Building and infrastructure, settlements, urban areas/cities"
Facilitator: Mr. Stefan Agne, SCF Member
Ms. Saliha Dobardzic, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environment
Facility: "The GEF’s experience in financing adaptation solutions in urban areas and
Presentation (628 kB)
Mr. James Alexander, Head of the Finance and Economic Development Initiative, C40
Cities Climate Leadership Group: "Financing adaptation: the work of cities and remaining
James Alexander is Director of the Finance and Economic Development Initiative for the C40
Cities Climate Leadership Group. Prior to joining C40, James served as Senior Policy Manager for
the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, where he advised Government and other key
stakeholders on the priorities needed to create sustainable economic prosperity for Scotland and
setup the Scottish Cities Alliance, focused on creating sustainable growth in Scotland's
Presentation (769 kB)
Ms. Chantal Naidoo, Senior Associate of E3G's International Climate Finance Programme:
"Financing resilience in South Africa at the sub national level"
Chantal Naidoo is an ex banker with 20 years spent across different financial disciplines in
local and international institutions - corporate tax, investment banking, capital markets and
development finance. Across these institutions, she was instrumental in investment programmes and
project formulation, new financial product development and transaction advisory services. Her work
in environmental finance in South Africa contributed to the National Climate Change Response
Policy, the design of the Green Fund, GEF accreditation of DBSA, NAMA development and raising
profile of national development banks in climate action. Chantal now works as an environmental
finance consultant - serving as a Senior Associate to E3G where she leads their work on national
climate finance strategies in Latin America and Africa. She also consults to the GCF Readiness
Programme. Chantal has academic qualifications in Finance, Tax Law and Development Finance. She is
based in South Africa where she contributes to various national discourses and projects on
financing low emission climate resilient development and serves on two Boards.
Presentation (148 kB)
Mr. Daniel Rossetto, Managing Director, Climate Mundial: "Case studies of climate
resilience in urban areas and their funding"
Daniel Rossetto is a director of Climate Mundial, a climate finance, carbon markets and project
development advisory firm, based in London. He has held this position since 2012 and clients
include corporations and public agencies developing mitigation and adaptation projects and
policies. His experience includes major projects in Africa, Latin America, Russia and the Asia
Pacific. Prior to joining Climate Mundial, Daniel held the position of Executive Director
for environmental markets at J.P. Morgan Chase, where he was responsible for project origination
and finance. Beforehand he held positions in climate policy and markets with Enel SpA in Italy and
with government in Australia, where from 2004 he served as a member of the National Emissions
Trading Task Force. Daniel holds advanced degrees from the University of South Australia
and Murdoch University. He has research affiliations with the University of Cambridge and is a
fellow of the Climate CoLabs initiative of MIT.
Presentation (933 kB)
09:30 – 12:00 Session 8: Parallel group 2: Water
management, human health"
Facilitator: Mr. Zaheer Fakir, Chief Policy Adviser, International Relations and
Governance, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Mr. Syed Mujtaba Hussein, Director General and Special Assistant to the Minister, Ministry
of Planning, Development and Reforms, Government of Pakistan: "Water management and
adaptation in Pakistan: mobilizing finance"
Syed Mujtaba Hussain is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow from Cornell University, USA in the subject of
Environmental Policy and Climate Change. He has done his Masters in Environmental Engineering from
the Queens University Belfast. Presently, he is working as Director General and Special Advisor to
the Minister for Planning, Development and Reform in the Government of Pakistan. He remained as
member of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) under the UNFCCC from August 2012 until
September, 2013 and had led the Working Group that organized a very successful Forum in Barcelona
in May, 2013. Mr. Mujtaba is one of the lead negotiators for Pakistan on Climate Change
negotiations under the UNFCCC. He has remained as the National Focal Point for UNFCCC, Designated
National Authority (DNA) for Adaptation Fund and for issuing host country approval to projects for
securing carbon credits.
Presentation (2270 kB)
Mr. Alfred Grunwald, Climate Change Senior Specialist, Coordinator for PPCR Bolivia,
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): "Adaptation to climate impacts in water regulation
and supply for the Area of Chingaza-Sumapaz-Guerrero, Colombia"
Presentation (1843 kB)
Mr. Batu Uprety, Chair of the LDC Expert Group: "National adaptation in the LDCS:
case study on the water sector"
Batu Uprety, while working for the Government of Nepal, contributed to the creation of
environmental awareness, and institutionalising the EIA system in Nepal since 1983. From 2007
onward, Mr. Uprety has been involved in the UNFCCC process and is credited to initiate and finalise
the NAPA, LAPA (Local Adaptation Plan for Action) and Climate Change Policy of Nepal, including
approval process for CDM projects, preparation of country status on climate change, and SNC and TNA
as well as the implementation of NAPA prioritised projects. He conceptualised climate change
coordination mechanisms and the Core Negotiating Team (CNT) and facilitated Mountain Initiatives on
climate change. Currently, he is the Expert Member of the Climate Change Council of Nepal and Chair
of the LDC Expert Group of the UNFCCC. Mr. Uprety has published two books on EIA, and Environmental
Conservation and Sustainable Development, as well as several popular articles and papers.
Presentation (153 kB)
13:45 – 16:15 "Session
10: Parallel group 3: Agriculture, land-use and sustainable forest management,
Facilitator: Mr. Raymond Landveld, SCF Member
Mr. Jan Willem den Besten, Senior Programme Officer, IUCN Netherlands: "Mobilizing
private sector finance: the Dutch Agro Water Climate Alliance"
Jan Willem den Besten is working for the National Committee of IUCN in the Netherlands (IUCN NL)
as Senior REDD+ and Climate Finance Advisor. He holds degrees in Environmental Science and Forest
and Nature Conservation Policy. Having worked in South Asia and the USA for most of his career, he
currently coordinates the work of IUCN NL on forests and climate Change. Building local capacity
for inclusive forest governance and private sector engagement are central to this work. Jan Willem
is also coordinator of the Dutch Agro-Water Climate Alliance. This alliance is set up in
collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brings together private sector
companies in the Netherlands to track and moblize climate investments. The alliance works on
synergies between food, water and energy security when promoting climate resilience in productive
Presentation (972 kB)
Mr. Abiy Ashenafi, Program Coordinator Ethiopia, ICCO: "Climate change adaptation
and addressing deforestation in Ethiopia"
Abiy Ashenafi is a program manager for ICCO in Ethiopia since 2012. He has Master’s degree
in Development Studies from ISS in The Hague and Master’s degree in International Relations
from the University of Amsterdam. After working in different functions for over ten years in local
and Federal government offices, Abiy decided to do something close to his heart and mind. He moved
back to Ethiopia and started to work in the areas of Rural Energy and Coffee value chain in
combination with the carbon market. Abiy currently works for ICCO and the Horn of Africa Regional
Environment in Addis Ababa.
Presentation (899 kB)
Video during the presentation
Ms. Claire Bernard, Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development and Regional Planning
with the Planning Institute of Jamaica: "The Adaptation Fund: a case study from Jamaica on
enhancing the resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas to protect livelihoods and
improve food security"
Claire Bernard has worked at the Planning Institute of Jamaica since 1986 as a policy analyst
and development specialist in the areas of education, welfare, poverty reduction and sustainable
development. Ms. Bernard is currently Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development and Social
Planning. Her portfolio is directed towards: Effective integration of sustainable development
issues into policy formulation and decision-making; Increased use of evidence/data for planning in
the environment and related sector; Improved disaster risk management (from natural and man-made
hazards) and climate resilience.Among the projects currently under her direction are the GOJ
Adaptation Fund project Enhancing the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector and Coastal Areas; and
the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
Presentation (200 kB)
Mr. Albert Binger, Member of the Technology Executive Committee: "The work of the
TEC related to finance and adaptation"
Dr. Al Binger is Energy Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and
SIDS DOCK Coordinator for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy Initiative,
and former Science Advisor and Technical Coordinator to the Alliance of Small Island States
(AOSIS). He is the former Professor and Director for the University of the West Indies Centre for
Environment and Development, and since 2003, Visiting Professor at Saga University, Japan, involved
in research on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). He is the former Chair, Strategic Planning
for the Global Environment Division, Rockefeller Foundation, in New York, and founder of the
Biomass Users (BUN) Network, Costa Rica. As former Director for Research at the Scientific Research
Council, Jamaica, he headed Agro-21, responsible for identifying and promoting opportunities for
private and public investment in non-food agriculture. Dr. Binger is a member of the UNFCCC
Technology Executive Committee.
Presentation (1063 kB)
13:45 – 16:15 "Session 10: Parallel
group 4: Energy, transport, industrial development"
Facilitator: Mr. Syed Mujtaba Hussein, Director General and Special Assistant to the
Minister, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Pakistan
Mr. Amjad Abdulla, Director-General, Department of Climate Change and Energy, Maldives:
"How SIDS generate financial resources for adaptation through the energy sector: a SIDS
DOCK case study"
Presentation (297 kB)
Mr. Kepa Solaun, Partner and General Director, Factor CO2: "Mainstreaming climate
adaptation into sectoral decision making: case studies from energy and transport"
Presentation (1424 kB)
Ms. Sandy Ferguson, Knowledge and Policy Manager, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: "Climate resilient hydropower:
experiences from the EBRD region"
Sandy Ferguson is currently the Manager, Knowledge and Policy for the Energy Efficiency and
Climate Change Team at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Principal of
Sandy Ferguson Consulting focusing on advisory services for biomass utilization and sustainability.
She is currently based in London, England. She has held senior business development, marketing, and
strategic partnership positions in corporate, not for profit, and government organizations in
Canada and the UK. Sandy began focusing on renewables and climate change in 2009 when she joined
the BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN), in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as the Director of Business
Development and Marketing responsible for business and project development, marketing,
communications, and stakeholder engagement. Previous positions have included Commercial Advisor to
the Canadian Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Director of Business
Development at MacDonald Dettwiler, and Vice-President of the Manufacturers and Exporters Canada.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business
Administration from the University of British Columbia.
Presentation (1080 kB)
Mr. Miguel Naranjo Gonzales, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCCC:
"Adaptation through the CDM: finance and co-benefits"
Presentation (545 kB)
17:00 – 18:00 "Session 12: Summary and
Facilitators: Ms. Diann Black-Layne and Mr. Stefan Schwager, SCF co-chairs
Hon. Ian Hayles, Minister of State, Government of Jamaica