Fast-start Finance module in the Finance Portal
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During the Conference of the Parties (COP15) held in December 2009 in Copenhagen developed countries
pledged to provide new and additional resources, including forestry and investments, approaching USD
30 billion for the period 2010 - 2012 and with balanced allocation between mitigation and adaptation.
This collective commitment has come to be known as ‘fast-start finance’.
Following up on this pledge, the Conference of the Parties in Cancún, in December 2010, took
note of this collective commitment by developed country Parties and reaffirmed that funding for
adaptation will be prioritized for the most vulnerable developing countries, such as the least
developed countries, small island developing States and Africa.
Further, the COP invited developed country Parties to submit information on the resources provided to
achieve this goal, including ways in which developing country Parties access these resources by May
2011, 2012 and 2013.
At COP 17 Parties welcomed the Fast-start Finance provided by developed countries as part of their
collective commitment to provide new and additional resources approaching USD 30 billion for the
period 2010–2012, and noted the information provided by developed country Parties on the
fast-start finance they have provided and urged them to continue to enhance the transparency of their
reporting on the fulfillment of their fast-start finance commitments.
At COP 18, Parties acknowledged the delivery of Fast-start Finance by developed country Parties to
fulfil their collective Fast-start Finance commitment, and invited developed country Parties to
expedite its full disbursement.
Updates received by the secretariat as at 24 February 2014:
Australia's Fast-Start Climate Finance July 2010 - June 2013 (1280 kB)
Updates received by the secretariat as at 21 November 2012:
Australia Progress Report November 2011; Sweden (46 kB) ; United States of America FY 2012
Information event 2013
During COP 19, a side event on "Fast-start Finance - lessons learned from 2010 to 2012"
took place. The overall aim of the information event was to offer developed country Parties the
opportunity to present information on their final fast-start finance (FSF), as well as for Parties to
engage in in-depth discussions on important lessons learned during the FSF period.
Programme (150 kB)
Canada (977 kB)
Union (144 kB)
Japan (395 kB)
Liechtenstein (1187 kB) New
Zealand (156 kB)
Norway (1603 kB)
Switzerland (112 kB) United
States of America (902 kB)
Information event 2012
This event gave developed country Parties the opportunity to present and discuss their latest data on
fast-start finance. Overall aim was to increase the general transparency of fast-start finance
activities and to facilitate lessons learned from fast-start finance.
Some of these presentations can be found below:
Australia (1676 kB) Canada (172 kB)
European Union (429 kB)
Japan (345 kB) Norway
(216 kB) United States
of America (692 kB)
Finance Portal side event 2011
At COP 17, the UNFCCC secretariat, together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), organized a
side event to present the new finance portal of the UNFCCC website. One of the modules of the finance
portal comprises of information submitted in 2011 by developed country Parties in relation to the
implementation of their Fast-start Finance commitments. The web stream of this side event can be
event Finance Portal
Information event 2011
At the second part of the 14th Session of the AWG-LCA in June 2011 in Bonn the LCA Chair decided to
organize an information event on fast-start finance in order to give Parties the opportunity to
exchange information and their views on this subject, as well as to address questions related to the
contents of the submissions received by the secretariat.
Developed country Parties that had submitted their first fast-start finance reports by the time of
this session participated in this event and provided presentations on their submissions. Some
of these presentations can be found below:
Australia (1285 kB) Canada (147 kB)
European Union (391 kB)
Japan (790 kB) Norway
Switzerland (128 kB) United States
of America (359 kB)