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Long-term climate finance events in 2016

In-session workshop on long-term climate finance in 2016

Pursuant to the pdf-icon COP decision 5/CP.20, an in-session workshop on long-term climate finance was organized on Wednesday 18 May 2016 during the Bonn Climate Change Conference session in Bonn, Germany. Building on the constructive discussions held during last year's in-session workshop, this year’s workshop continued to focus on the issues of adaptation finance, needs for support to developing country Parties and cooperation on enhanced enabling environments and support for readiness activities. Following the workshop, a summary report will be prepared for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-second session and to inform the second biennial high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance, which will be convened at COP 22 in accordance with pdf-icon decision 3/CP.19.

Date and time: Wednesday 18 May 2016, 10:00-18:00
Venue: Room Nairobi, World Conference Center Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Participation: Open to all Parties and observers attending the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Co-facilitators
Sarah Conway (United States of America)
Tosi Mpanu-mpanu (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Programme
pdf-icon Please click here to download the programme. (484 kB)


Guiding questions and presentation slides (Last updated on 17 May 2016)

OPENING & INTRODUCTION (click here for audio)

Opening remarks
  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
SESSION 1: Setting the scene – enhancing the understanding of adaptation finance

Keynote presentation (click here for audio)
Plenary discussion (click here for audio)

SESSION 2: Assessing adaptation needs of developing country Parties and the role for international cooperation and support

Presentation (click here for audio)

Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
pdf-icon "Prioritizing Adaptation Actions in Ghana using the Akropong Approach" (269 kB)

Panel discussion (click here for audio)
Breakout group discussion for session 2 (click here for report-back audio)
  • Group 1
  • What are the tools developing country Parties can use to assess and communicate their adaptation needs, including related to support, in both quantitative and qualitative terms?
  • What capacity gaps are there, and what support would help address these?
    pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 1 (69 kB)

  • Group 2
  • What forms of support (technical assistance on policy development, capacity building, etc.) are most useful in translating adaptation needs into action?
    pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 2 (26 kB)
  • Group 3
  • How can adaptation needs and enabling environments be better integrated into relevant planning and budgetary processes in developing countries?
    pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 3 (26 kB)
SESSION 3: Scaling up finance for adaptation actions

Presentation (click here for audio)

Jay Koh, Siguler Guff
pdf-icon "Global Adaptation & Resilience Fund Concept" (3167 kB)

Panel discussion (click here for audio)
SESSION 4: Enhancing transparency of adaptation finance

Presentation (click here for audio)

Renato Redentor Constantino, Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative
pdf-icon "From Accounting to Accountability: Making adaptation finance work for vulnerable communities" (920 kB)

Panel discussion (click here for audio)
Breakout group discussion for sessions 3 and 4 (click here for report-back audio)
  • Group 1
  • Based on lessons learnt and experiences gained so far, how can the access to and delivery of finance for adaptation actions in developing countries be accelerated?
  • How can adaptation finance more effectively address the needs and priorities of the most vulnerable communities in developing countries?
    pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 1 (28 kB)

  • Group 2
  • What are lessons learned from the 2014 submissions on strategies and approaches for scaling up climate finance?
  • How can these experiences inform the 2016 submissions, including how to better portray available quantitative and qualitative information?
    pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 2 (67 kB)

  • Group 3
  • What actions are required to improve the tracking of financial flows that support adaptation actions at both national and international levels?
  • pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 3 (81 kB)

    Group 4
  • How can the outcomes, impacts, and effectiveness of adaptation finance be measured and be more transparent?
  • What guidelines and criteria would be needed and what are the lessons learnt to date?
    pdf-icon Report-back slide from group 4 (80 kB)
Closing remarks (click here for audio)


Written inputs received for the workshop

Inputs from the Adaptation Committee (AC)
pdf-icon Letter from the AC (152 kB)
pdf-icon Workplan of the AC for the years 2016-2018 (175 kB)


If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at longtermfinance@unfccc.int.


UNFCCC Webinar on the design of the in-session workshop on long-term climate finance in 2016
Thursday 14 April 2016
First run: 09:00 - 10:00 (Germany Time)
Second run: 16:00 - 17:00 (Germany Time)


This webinar provided an opportunity for Parties and observers to exchange views and provide inputs on the design of the in-session workshop, so that the forthcoming workshop could best contribute to the discussion on scaling up pre-2020 finance, in addition to what had been discussed at last year’s workshop.

Slides
pdf-icon Please click here to download the slides prepared for the webinar. (106 kB)


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