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Announcements:

Twelfth meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance, 6 to 7 April 2016
Meeting documents                                                     Meeting webcast


First technical meeting on the 2016 biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows
pdf-icon Provisional agenda (502 kB)  


Fourth Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance - Financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage
pdf-icon Call for inputs (203 kB)                                          Inputs received


2015 Report of the Standing Committee on Finance to the Conference of the Parties.
pdf-icon Available here

Background:

At the sixteenth session of the Conference of Parties (COP), Parties decided to establish a Standing Committee on Finance to assist the COP in exercising its functions in relation to the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. This involves:

  • improving coherence and coordination in the delivery of climate change financing,
  • rationalization of the Financial Mechanism,
  • mobilization of financial resources, and
  • measurement, reporting and verification of support provided to developing country Parties.

The work plan of the Standing Committee on Finance for the year 2016 is available pdf-icon here.



Activities of the Standing Committee on Finance


Biennial Assessment and Overview of Financal FlowsBiennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows

At COP 17, Parties mandated the Standing Committee on Finance to prepare a biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows. For more information on the preparation of the first biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows, please click here >>

ImageCoherence and Coordination: Financing for Forests, taking into account different policy approaches

COP 19 requested the Standing Committee on Finance to consider, in its work on coherence and coordination, inter alia, the issue of financing for forests, taking into account different policy approaches, and requested the Standing Committee on Finance to focus its soonest possible forum on issues related to finance for forests. More information >>

ImagePossible future institutional linkages and relations between the Adaptation Fund and other institutions under the Convention

COP 20 requested the Standing Committee on Finance to consider issues related to possible future institutional linkages and relations between the Adaptation Fund and other institutions under the Convention. In this context, the Standing Committee on Finance has called for submissions from members, observers and thematic bodies under the Convention by 8 May 2015. More information >>

ImageMeasurement, Reporting and Verification of Support Beyond the Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows

At COP 19, the Standing Committee on Finance was invited to consider ways to increase its work on the measurement, reporting and verification of support beyond the biennial assessment and overview of financial flows. COP 20 also requested the SCF to further explore how it can enhance its work on the MRV of support.

ImageDraft Guidance to the Operating Entities of the Financial Mechanism

Parties have mandated the Standing Committee on Finance to provide to the COP draft guidance for the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention, with a view to improving the consistency and practicality of such guidance, taking into account the annual reports of the operating entities as well as submissions from Parties. More information to be provided shortly.

ImageReview of the Financial Mechanism

The COP mandated the Standing Committee on Finance to provide expert input, including through independent reviews and assessments, into the preparation and conduct of the periodic reviews of the Financial Mechanism by the COP.
For the fifth review of the Financial Mechanism, the Standing Committee on Finance prepared a pdf-icon technical paper. (1085 kB)

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