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Contributions received in regards to the work programme on long-term finance
Title Affiliation / organization File
Date received
Adaptation Financing Proposal: Target Setting Based on Vulnerability Reduction Credits The Higher Ground Foundation pdf-icon Download (1525 kB) 6 July 2012
The UNFCCC Work Programme on Long-term Finance: OXFAM Technical Briefing OXFAM pdf-icon Download (314 kB) 14 August 2012
Financial Transactions Taxes and the Global South - Frequently Asked Questions Institute for Policy Studies pdf-icon Download (284 kB) 11 October 2012
Climate Finance: A tool-kit for assessing climate mitigation and adaptation funding mechanisms Robin Hood Tax campaign (UK) pdf-icon Download (388 kB) 15 October 2012

Contributions received in regards to the second workshop on long-term finance
Title Affiliation / organization File
Date received
Rebate Mechanism for fair and global carbon pricing of International Transport International Maritime Emission Reduction Scheme pdf-icon Download (531 kB) 27 September 2012

Contributions received in regards to the first webinar of the work programme on long-term finance
Title Affiliation / organization Links
Date received
Query Wizard for International Development Statistics OECD Link 13 September 2012
Aid Statistics and databases OECD Link 13 September 2012
Financing Climate Change Action OECD Link 13 September 2012

Contributions received in regards to the first workshop on long-term finance
9-11 July, Bonn, Germany

Title Affiliation / organization File
Date received
Proposal from ActionAid USA and Friends of the Earth US for Long-term Finance Workshop Friends of the Earth US pdf-icon Download (62 kB) 7 July 2012
Funding Scheme for Bali Action Plan; A Swiss Proposal for global solidarity in financing adaptation Martin Stadelmann pdf-icon Download (808 kB) 9 July 2012
The potential of financial transaction taxes for development financing The South Centre
pdf-icon Download (252 kB) 11 July 2012
World Economic and Social Survey 2012; In Search of New Development Finance The South Centre
pdf-icon Download (2033 kB) 11 July 2012

Comments / questions raised with regards to the work programme on long-term finance
Enquired by
Affiliation / Organization Date received

"What role of local voluntary carbon market, especially at city-scale?"

Mr. Emanuele Bompan TERRA 9 July 2012
Categorization and tracking of LTF

"A critical feature in having all the long-, medium-term, and current climate finance actually be effective and build trust on both sides of the contributor/recipient line is building an independent system of categorizing and tracking these funds. These are core elements in an MRV of finance. On categorization, we need clear criteria of what _counts_ for each category (mitigation, adaptation, land-use/REDD+). On tracking, we first need transparency of what is being counted by contributor nations and multilateral agencies. Most basically, we need to know which projects and programs are being counted as climate finance by these agencies, at the project level. There is very grave evidence of miscategorization of projects under the OECD Rio Markers system, of projects which should not have been be counted. [Note that these projects are categorized by contributor agencies, not the OECD.] These need to be independently checked, by some group delegated by the Convention. Second, we need a system to track the funds all the way from the contributor agency to recipient government, and to implementing agencies, from the planning stages to the end of implementation of each project. All this is possible now with web-based technology which has been developed for other sectors of foreign assistance. These systems will be critical in maintaining the confidence that will keep climate finance coming for the rest of this decade and beyond. So the question is, can these systems of categorization and tracking of climate finance be set up now, under the authority of the UNFCCC, based on Fast-Start experience?"

Mr. Timmons Roberts Brown University 9 July 2012
Public versus private

"There has been a lot of focus on attracting the private sector finance, with detailed discussion, but there has been no in-depth discussion of how we are going to scale up public sources between 2013-2020. - Public finance needs are huge, and 100billion dollar commitment should be public, even if part of that is used for leveraging more private finance. Developed countries don't seem to agree. What do they then think will be the ballpark share of public finance of the 100bn? Are they jumping ship on the commitment?"

Ms. Craeyest Lies Oxfam International 10 July 2012

Comments / questions raised during the first workshop on long-term finance
9-11 July, Bonn, Germany

Enquired by
Affiliation / Organization File
Questions raised for Prof. Sachs

Questions for Prof. Sachs have been forwarded to him. You can find them here.

Questions for the interactive sessions for 9-11 July 2012

"Please see the attachment for our questions for each day of the workshop.

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute,

The team"

Mr. John Parnell pdf-icon Download (87 kB)
Question for session on sources and lessons learnt from Fast-start finance "I was just asked whether there is too much on trcking the finance rather than on the effect of the use of the finance. Should we not be looking at achievrment of goals and effective implementation of objectives rather than quantifying amounts of money. Without context, the figures mean nothing!

While I think tracking comes with context. These are lessons learnt from development finance where private sector has been increasingly active. You can't measure the achievements of goals unless you know how much money was channeled, from where and for what purpose. If money is being double counted then its not really reaching as far as it should. Hence transparency is important at the donor and recipient level. Reporting systems need to be more systematic, detailed and robust.

I want to know what the panelists think. Are these two concepts really at odd with each other?"
Ms. Ghani Meera CAN Europe

Long term Finance Workshop "In the Interest of time, i want to relay my comment on Experiences of Fast start Finance in Kenya.

The Workshop on LTF has been very useful and we want to thank you co-chairs and the secretariat for the excellent organization of the workshop.
-The Issue of information flow on FSF is a great challenge in many developing countries ; with many uncoordinated climate change projects by private sector, civil society and government(not clear on climate finance).
-We have put in place National Climate Change Donor Coordination Group that Meets quarterly (4 times a year) coordinated by the Ministry of Environment with high level representation of relevant ministries, Civil society and private sector. This been useful understanding the various upcoming projects funded by different donors and the amount allocated as part of FSF. However, it is not clear to some diplomatic missions in the country on what is climate change finance.
-Systematic national approach to climate is crucial to understanding Climate finance and corresponding activities. We are in the final stage of preparing a Comprehensive National climate Change Action plan-which has priority actions on mitigations and adaptation and in addition, national finance framework which will coordinate all climate finance in the country.
-We look forward to clear predictable and certain future international climate finance and replenishment of Green Climate Fund  to take forward and implement our comprehensive actions on climate change and build capacities for the respective institutions under our plan."
Ms. Fatuma Hussein Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya

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