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News and announcements on LTF work programme in 2013

10-12 September 2013 - Scaling up Climate Finance: Work Programme on Long-term Finance Wrap-up Event, Incheon, Republic of Korea

As a part of the UNFCCC extended work programme on long-term finance mandated by COP 18, the wrap-up event of the work programme will be held from 10 to 12 September in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Informed by outcomes generated from a series of activities held throughout 2013, including two meetings of experts, the wrap-up event will bring together Parties to the Convention and climate finance stakeholders to identify and express their views on:
  • the pathways for mobilising scaled-up climate finance to USD 100 billion per year by 2020 from public, private and alternative sources in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency of implementations and;
  • enhancing enabling environments and policy frameworks to facilitate the mobilisation and effective deployment of climate finance in developing countries.
To ensure transparency, openness and inclusiveness, this event will be webcasted live through internet, and virtual participants will also be invited to take part to this event via social media. More details on the webcast and social media participation can be found under this page.

Meeting documents and further information about the wrap-up event will be provided on the LTF Meetings and Events page.

pdf-icon Click here to view the Notification to Parties and observer States on the wrap-up event of the work programme on long-term finance
pdf-icon Click here to view the Notification to NGOs on the wrap-up event of the work programme on long-term finance

Updated 21 August 2013



19-20 August 2013 - Second Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance, Bonn, Germany

The second of the two meetings of experts on long-term finance will be held in Bonn, Germany from 19 to 20 August 2013. The meeting will continue to discuss the parameters of pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance to the joint goal of USD 100 billion per year by 2020, and examine enabling environments and policy frameworks in the context of mobilization and effective deployment of climate finance.

Climate finance experts from governments (including ministries of planning and finance), international financial institutions, private sector and think tanks will have an opportunity to share their views about pathways and enabling environments of climate finance.

The meetings of experts are organized as part of the extended work programme on long-term finance, which will culminate with a wrap-up event in September 2013, followed by a co-chairs' report to COP 19 in Warsaw.

More information can be found in the LTF Events and Meetings page.

Updated 25 July 2013



16-17 July 2013 - First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance, Makati City, Philippines

Image The first of the two meetings of experts on long-term finance will be held in Makati City, Philippines from 16 to 17 July 2013. The meeting will discuss the parameters of pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance to the joint goal of USD 100 billion per year by 2020, and examine enabling environments and policy frameworks in the context of mobilization and effective deployment of climate finance.

Climate finance experts from governments (including ministries of planning and finance), international financial institutions, private sector and think tanks will have an opportunity to share their views about pathways and enabling environments of climate finance.

The meetings of experts are organized as part of the extended work programme on long-term finance, which will culminate with a wrap-up event in September 2013, followed by a co-chairs'
report to COP 19 in Warsaw.

More information will be posted soon in the LTF Events and Meetings page.

Updated 1 July 2013



4 & 10 June 2013 - LTF co-chairs' two-part event will be held during the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June

The co-chairs of the extended work programme on long-term finance will kick-start this year’s work programme with a two-part event on long-term finance, which they are organizing during the 38th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB 38) and the second part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-2) in Bonn, Germany. The event will involve Parties and climate finance stakeholders and will be open to all Bonn Climate Change Conference participants.

For more information please go to LTF events and meetings in 2013 page.

Updated 23 May 2013



3 May 2013 - Information event on the extended work programme on long-term finance will be held during ADP 2

An information event will be held on Friday 3 May 13:00 at Wasserwerk, Bonn, Germany. The co-chairs will present the themes and the modalities of the extended work programme during the information event, based on the received submissions, two webinar runs in April, and bilateral consultations with Parties during ADP 2. The information event will be webcasted live through the official UNFCCC website.

Updated 25 April 2013



18 April 2013 - First webinar on long-term finance work programme will be held on the themes and modalities of this year’s work programme on long-term finance

Mr.Saño and Mr. Storey are inviting Parties and stakeholders to join the webinar on the extended work programme on long-term finance. Based on this webinar the co-chairs will continue to consult with Parties and stakeholders during the upcoming second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action in Bonn. The webinar will run twice on 18 April (08:00 CET and 16:00 CET) to ensure broad participation of the attendees.

Click here to get more information on the upcoming webinar

Updated 11 April 2013


25 March 2013 - COP Presidency appoints co-chairs of the 2013 work programme on long-term finance

H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, President of COP 18/CMP 8, has announced the appointment of Mr. Naderev Saño (Philippines) and Mr. Mark Storey (Sweden) as co-chairs of the extended work programme on long-term finance in 2013.

Image Mr.Naderev Saño is currently serving as Commissioner of the Philippines Climate Change Commission with the rank of vice-minister. He has been working on climate change issues since 1997, serving as the head of the Philippines delegation in a number of UNFCCC meetings. He also worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Philippines) as head of the Climate Change and Energy Program for more than 12 years, working on domestic and international issues that relate to climate change, clean energy, biodiversity, coastal and marine resources, tourism, and local governance. He was appointed on February 15, 2010 and was sworn in as a Climate Change Commissioner on February 25, 2010.


Image Mr.Mark Storey is a special adviser responsible for climate finance at the Swedish Finance Ministry. He has been working for the Swedish Energy Agency, when he moved into area of climate finance. He was the co-chair of the EU’s expert group on climate finance during COP 15. Mark has since that time been a member of the EU negotiating team supporting EU lead negotiators and periodically negotiated mitigation issues on behalf of the EU, before taking up his current position at the Swedish Finance Ministry in early 2012 where he is now the Swedish negotiator on climate finance.

The co-chairs will report back at COP 19 in Warsaw on the outcomes of the work progtramme, which will also be used to inform the in-session high-level ministerial dialogue on efforts being undertaken by eveloped country Parties to scale-up the mobilization of climate finance after 2012.

pdf-icon Click here to see the announcement made by the COP18/CMP8 President on the appointment of the co-chairs
pdf-icon Click here to see the message by the co-chairs of the extended work programme on long-term finance

Updated 25 March 2013

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