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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 Long-term Finance Work Programme Wrap-up Event was held from 10 to 12 September in Incheon, Republic of Korea. This meeting brought together over 100 representatives from Parties, financial institutions, private sector executives, civil society and academia. The discussions has been informed by outputs generated from a series of activities undertaken in the context of the extended work programme on long-term finance, including two meetings of experts.

Image The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services has covered the meeting, with summaries and photos. Click here to watch the VIDEO SUMMARY of this event

Date: 10-12 September 2013
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel(Website), Incheon, South Korea
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This meeting was webcast live on the internet and virtual participants were invited to take part in the discussions via social media participation. Click here to watch the webcast recording of the event.

PRESENTATION SLIDES AND WEBCAST RECORDINGS:

Day 1: Tuesday, 10 September 2013
09:00-09:45 Korea Time

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Opening session
Opening and welcome by the LTF co-chairs Mr.Naderev Sano, Philippines and Mr.Mark Storey, Sweden

Opening remarks by Mr.Kyung Ho Choo, Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
09:45-11:00
Korea Time


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Plenary session I: Pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance
This session will take a look at key features and elements that underpin likely pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance to USD 100 billion per year by 2020 from multiple sources based on the insight that emerged from the two meetings of experts.
  • Barriers to longer-term planning for budgetary resources and country experiences and practices adopted to overcome them;
  • Identifying the pathways for public, private and alternative sources at aggregate level for the period leading to 2020;
  • Ways and means to achieve greater transparency, including through enhanced clarity on the sets of definitions of climate finance
Presenters
11:00-11:15
Coffee break
11:15-12:30
Korea Time


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Plenary session I: Pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance (continued)

Discussants
  • Paul Watkinson, France
  • Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali
  • H.E. Paul Oquist, Nicaragua
    pdf-icon Pathways and roadblocks to climate finance (3351 kB)
    Session format: Summary presentation by LTF co-chairs followed by responses from three discussants and a brief moderated Q&A session for all participants attending in-person and through webcast and social media
12:30-14:30
Lunch
14:30-16:00
Break out groups facilitated by:
  • Abhishek Acharya, India
  • Erik Haites, Margaree Consultants
  • Amal-lee Amin, E3G
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break
16:30-17:30
Korea Time


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Plenary reports and discussions
18:30-20:00 Reception jointly hosted by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea and the Municipal Government of Incheon


Day 2: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
09:00-10:30 Korea Time

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Plenary session II: Enabling environments and policy frameworks for effective deployment of climate finance
This session will examine and identify conditions and factors that determine effective deployment of climate finance in developing countries based on insight that emerged from the two meetings of experts on long-term finance. The presentations and discussions will focus on:
  • Factors that underpin effective deployment of climate finance at country and programme/project levels, including emerging approaches for measuring effectiveness of deployed climate finance;
  • Efforts to enhance absorptive capacity in developing countries;
  • Transparency of climate finance information
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Discussants
10:30-11:00
Coffee break
11:00-12:30
Break out groups facilitated by:
  • Pak Sum Low, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia and Bond University, Australia
  • Athena Ballesteros, World Resource Institute
  • Daisy Streatfield, United Kingdom
12:30-14:00
Lunch Break
14:00-15:30
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Plenary session III: Enabling environments and policy frameworks for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance
This session will identify supportive public policies, regulatory measures and financial instruments that facilitate scaled up mobilization of climate finance from multiple sources based on insight that emerged from the work undertaken in 2012 and the two meetings of experts on long-term finance.
  • Enabling environments and conducive policies required to unlock climate finance from international and domestic sources, public and private, multilateral and bilateral, to support low-carbon and climate-resilient activities in developing countries;
  • Specific policy measures required to bring down barriers to private sector finance and investments in low-carbon and climate-resilient programmes and projects in developing countries;
  • The roles of public and private finance actors and development finance institutions in achieving scaled-up climate finance.
Presenters
Discussants
  • Josue Tanaka, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Jessica Brown, US State Department
  • Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda
  • H.E. Paul Oquist, Nicaragua
    pdf-icon Enabling environments and policy framework for climate finance: The case of Nicaragua (8313 kB)
    Session format: Summary presentation by LTF co-chairs followed by responses from three discussants and a brief moderated Q&A session for all participants attending in-person and through webcast and social media
15:30-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Breakout groups facilitated by
  • Gemma O Reilly, Ireland
  • Butch Bacani, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
  • Gary William Theseira, Malaysia


Day 3: Thursday, 12 September 2013
09:00-10:00 Korea Time

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Plenary reports and discussions: Sessions II and III
11:00-11:30
Coffee break
11:30-12:30
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Wrap-up and closure


Updated 17 September 2013



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

The Second Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance was held in Bonn, Germany from 19 to 20 August 2013. The meeting continued to discuss the parameters of pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance and examine enabling environments and policy frameworks in the context of mobilization and effective deployment of climate finance. Image

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services has covered the meeting. Click here to view the summary report and photos.

Date: 19-20 August 2013
Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum (Website), Bonn, Germany
Meeting Documents:
IISD Video Reporting Service
Day 1: Monday, 19 August 2013
Session I Enabling environments and policy frameworks for effective deployment of climate finance

Presenters
Break-out groups
  • Discussion Leader: Mohamed Nasr, Egypt

  • Discussion Leader: Amal-lee Amin, E3G
Session II Public policy and financial instruments that facilitate the mobilization of climate finance for mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries

Presenters
Break-out groups

Day 2: Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Session III Parameters for identifying pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance

Presenter
Break-out groups
  • Discussion Leader: David Kaluba, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Zambia
  • Discussion Leader: Georg Borsting, Ministry of Foreign Affiars, Norway

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Updated 19 August 2013



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

The First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance was held in Makati City, Philippines from 16 to 17 July 2013. The meeting discussed the parameters of pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance and examine enabling environments and policy frameworks in the context of mobilization and effective deployment of climate finance. Image

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services has covered this meeting.

Date: 16-17 July 2013
Venue: Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines
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Additional background materials:
Updated 17 July 2013


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

The co-chairs of the extended work programme on long-term finance have organized a two-part event on long-term finance 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 has drawn participation from Parties and climate finance stakeholders during the Bonn Climate Change Conference.

First part of the event
The first part of the event has focused on pathways for mobilization of climate finance to USD 100 billion per year by 2020 from public, private and alternative sources.

Date and time: Tuesday 4 June 13:15-14:45
Venue: Saal Liszt, Maritim hotel, Bonn, Germany
Structure and flow:

Conveners:
Mr. Naderev Saño (Philippines), co-chair of the work programme on long-term finance
Mr. Mark Storey (Sweden), co-chair of the work programme on long-term finance

Presentation by:
Erik Haites, Margaree Consultants
pdf-icon Click here for the presentation slides. (19 kB)

Discussants:
David Kaluba, Principal Economist, Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Zambia
Leif Kolbjorn Ervik, Director-General, Ministry of Finance, Norway

Questions and answers

Closing of the meeting

Second part of the event
The second part has focused on the enabling environments and policy frameworks to facilitate the effective mobilization and deployment of climate finance in the developing countries.

IISD Reporting Service has featured this meeting in its daily video update on 10 June. Please click here to watch the video.

Date and time: Monday 10 June 13:15-14:45
Venue: Saal Schumann in Maritim hotel, Bonn, Germany
Structure and flow:

Conveners:
Mr. Naderev Saño (Philippines), co-chair of the work programme on long-term finance
Mr. Mark Storey (Sweden), co-chair of the work programme on long-term finance

Presentation by:
Amal-lee Amin, E3G
pdf-icon Long-term Finance: Enabling environments and policy frameworks related to climate finance (169 kB)

Discussants:
Alan Miller, IFC
Bonizella Biaggini, GEF
Daniel Buckley, UNDP

Questions and answers

Closing of the meeting


Updated 11 June 2013


3 May 2013 - Information event on the extended work programme on long-term finance

An information event has been held on Friday 3 May 13:00 at Wasserwerk, Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the information event is to inform Parties and observers on the organization and implementation of the extended work programme on long-term finance in 2013.

Click here for the video archive of the information event.
pdf-icon Click here for the presentation slides. (221 kB)

Updated 10 May 2013

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