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Second Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance

Mobilizing adaptation finance

Date: 21 to 22 June 2014

Venue: Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Overall objective: Promoting the mobilization of adaptation finance through the sharing of experiences, best practices and innovative ideas

The second forum of the Standing Committee on Finance was held back to back with the CIF 2014 Partnership Forum.

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Detailed information on the programme of the Forum

For more information on the respective sessions of the SCF forum, including presentations and biographies of speakers, please click on the links below:

Opening plenary >>

Session 1 Setting the scene: overview of adaptation finance >>

Session 2: Adaptation planning and policies: Integrating adaptation into national planning processes, building resilience and generating investor confidence >>

Session 3: Mobilizing public finance for adaptation: Overview of public financial instruments at global, regional and national levels and their use to support adaptation activities >>

Session 4: Mobilizing private finance for adaptation: Identifying private finance options for adaptation activities >>

Session 7: Setting the stage >>

Session 8: Parallel Group 1: Building and infrastructure, settlements, urban areas/cities >>

Session 8: Parallel group 2: Water management, human health >>

Session 10: Parallel group 3: Agriculture, land-use and sustainable forest management, ecosystems >>

Session 10: Parallel group 4: Energy, transport, industrial development >>

Session 12: Summary and conclusions >>


Day 1 (21 June 2014): National-level adaptation finance options

09:00 - 09:40 "Opening plenary": Welcoming the participants and opening the forum

Facilitators: 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

pdf-icon Remarks (120 kB)

Ms. Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Video message

Ms. Asha Bobb-Semple, on behalf of the UNDP Resident Representative

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Mr. Steven Shalita, Senior Communications Officer, Administrative Unit, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

pdf-icon Remarks (109 kB)

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

pdf-icon Presentation_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

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.

pdf-icon 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.

pdf-icon 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 Plans"

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 currently holds.

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Ms. Diann Black-Layne, Ambassador, Government of Antigua and Barbuda: Adaptation Finance: "Mobilizing adaptation finance: The Petro Caribe Agreement case study"

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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.

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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 activities"

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ms. Isabelle Proulx, Programme Manager, International Development Research Centre (IDRC): "Developing a model of how to bridge adaptation projects with private equity (African case study)"

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.

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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 experience"

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 Administration.

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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.

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Day 2 (22 June 2014): Mobilizing finance in specific sectors

09:00 – 09:30 "Session 7: Setting the stage"

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

pdf-icon 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 settlements"

Saliha Dobardzic is a Senior Climate Change Specialist with the Adaptation Program at the Global Environment Facility, which manages the Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund. Saliha's involvement with environmental issues began with founding the first student environmental awareness group at Kuwait University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Zoology. She has since worked for the World Bank in post-conflict Bosnia and later on environmental and urban issues with the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Program. Prior to joining the GEF, she spent three years with the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa region where she worked on climate change strategy and programming. As a researcher, she has had short-term involvement with The Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center, UN-Habitat, Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction, and a number of prominent NGOs. Saliha has a MS in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park where she continued on to PhD studies on human-environment dynamics applying spatial science tools. She has co-authored several published reports and studies on climate change. She is among “Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Change”, a select group of one hundred individuals convened jointly by the White House and U.S. Department of Energy.

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Mr. James Alexander, Head of the Finance and Economic Development Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group: "Financing adaptation: the work of cities and remaining challenges"

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 cities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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"

Alfred Grunwaldt is a climate change senior specialist in the Climate Change and Sustainability Division (CCS) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Alfred coordinates the adaptation work carried out by the division in the Latin-american region and leads various projects related to water resources and adaptation in the Andean region. He joined IDB in 2008 as a clean energy and climate change specialist. Before joining IDB, Alfred worked as a consultant at the World Bank in the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Sustainable Development Department, where he worked in pioneering mitigation and adaptation projects in different sectors including transport, water and sanitation, agriculture and energy. Alfred holds a Master in Science degree on computational mechanics of materials and structures from Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany, and a Master in Science degree on Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

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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.

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13:45 – 16:15 "Session 10: Parallel group 3: Agriculture, land-use and sustainable forest management, ecosystems"

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 landscapes.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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"

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Mr. Kepa Solaun, Partner and General Director, Factor CO2: "Mainstreaming climate adaptation into sectoral decision making: case studies from energy and transport"

Kepa Solaun manages the various organizations of the group, leading the most relevant projects, particularly those of greater strategic depth on emerging markets. The group, with a turnover in recent years (2012, 2013) of around EUR 20 million per year, has become a major organization specialized in climate change worldwide, with offices in Spain (Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona), Italy (Milan), United Kingdom (Oxford), Germany (Hannover), Thailand (Bangkok) and Mexico (Mexico City). Being the General Director, his activity is focused on strategic advice for governments and private companies on energy and climate change topics, as well as designing and executing trade operations in the carbon markets. Among his experience, the directing role in several emission projection models (based in input-output methodologies) and the integration of environmental accountability in national MRV systems stand out.

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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.

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Mr. Miguel Naranjo Gonzales, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCCC: "Adaptation through the CDM: finance and co-benefits"

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17:00 – 18:00 "Session 12: Summary and conclusions"

Facilitators: Ms. Diann Black-Layne and Mr. Stefan Schwager, SCF co-chairs

Hon. Ian Hayles, Minister of State, Government of Jamaica