• 28
    May
    2013
Forum
2013 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance

Time:

10:00 - 19:30

Venue:

Fira Barcelona, Hall 5 - Palau de Congressos

City:

Barcelona

Country:

Spain

Mobilizing Finance and Investment for
Climate Action Now

Index to Sessions

Click on links to access each forum session, with presentations and biographies

09:00:

09:45:

11:15:

 

13:30:

14:45:

 

16:15:

 

17:30:

● Strategic perspectives on climate finance >>

● Financing and investment drivers for mitigation activities >>

● Group A: Innovative approaches and case studies in providing funding and investment for mitigation >>

 

● Financing and investment drivers for adaptation activities >>

● Group B: Innovative approaches and case studies in providing funding and investments for adaptation >>

 

● Group C: The role of local investors in mobilizing additional climate finance >>

● Group D: Tracking climate finance >>

● Summary and Conclusions: Closing Remarks >>

Full programme of the Forum
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Strategic perspectives on climate finance

09:00 - 09:45

Expectations:

  • Overview of the need for urgent action on the increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather events and associated costs;

  • Overview of climate finance institutions and work under the UNFCCC;

  • Overview of the wider climate finance architecture, including multilateral, bilateral and national finance institutions;

  • Overview of current climate finance flows, both public and private.

Facilitators:

  • Diann Black-Lane & Stefan Agne Image
    Standing Committee on Finance

Panelists:

  • Paul Oquist Image
    Presidency of Nicaragua

  • Barbara Buchner Image  - Image (71 kB)
    Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
     CPI Spaghetti 2012 (140 kB)

  • Mariama Williams Image
    South Center

  • Questions and Answers:  Image

Financing and investment drivers for mitigation activities

09:45 - 11:00

Expectations:

  • Discuss the underlying opportunities, challenges, barriers and factors that determine investment decisions and/or the allocation of financial resources in mitigation activities, including a brief overview of current trends.

  • Among other key questions, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on why investments in clean technologies still lag behind those in fossil fuel intensive technologies.

Panel composition

  • Roundtable discussion with a Q&A session between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator :

  • Syed Mujtaba Hussain Image
    Deputy Secretary, Government of Pakistan

Panellists:

  • Hugh Sealy  ImageImage (74 kB)
    Vice-Chair, Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board,
    Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George’s University, St. George’s, Grenada

  • Abyd Karmali  Image - Image  (5 kB)
    Managing Director, Global Head of Climate Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Vikram WidgeImageImage  (70 kB)
    Head, Climate Finance & Policy, International Finance Corporation

  • Jose Juan Gomez  Image
    Lead Financial Markets and Climate Change Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank
     The role of national development banks (English)
    (3244 kB)  The role of national development banks (Spanish) (3367 kB)

Questions and Answers: Image

Group A: Innovative approaches and case studies by national, bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations and by the private sector in providing funding and investment for mitigation

11:15 - 12:30

Expectations:

  • Show-casing of concrete experiences in developing and implementing policies, strategies and activities, as well as necessary measures or steps to accelerate the mobilization of finance for mitigation at the national and regional level.

  • Discussion of cases of private sector engagement and partnerships to support mitigation activities.

Panel composition

  • Brief presentations from panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and panellists.

Facilitator:

  • Neeraj Prasad Image - Image ( (69 kB)
    World Bank Institute

Panellists:

Questions and Answers: Image

Financing and investment drivers for adaptation activities

13:30 - 14:45

Expectations:

  • Overview of existing opportunities, challenges, barriers and factors that determine financial flows for adaptation activities, including a discussion on the overall financial needs, as well as possibilities for increased private investment involvement.

Panel composition

  • Brief presentations from panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and panellists.

Facilitator :

  • Naderev Saño  Image
    Co-Chair, UNFCCC/LTF work programme

Panellists:

  • Juan Hoffmaister Image - Image ( (5 kB)
    Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bolivia; Adaptation Committee member and representing the Chair of the Committee

  • Carlos Fuller Image - Image (( (73 kB)
    International and Regional Liaison Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

  • Smita Nakhooda; Image - Image( (5 kB)
    Research Fellow, Climate and Environment Programme, Overseas Development Institute

  • Saliha Dobardzic  Image
    Climate Change Specialist, LDCF/SCCF Secretariat (GEF)

Questions and Answers:  Image

Group B: Innovative approaches and case studies by national, bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations and by the private sector in providing funding and investments for adaptation

14:45 - 16:00

Expectations:

  • Show-casing of concrete experiences in developing and implementing policies, strategies and activities, as well as necessary measures or steps to accelerate the mobilization of finance for adaptation at the national and regional level.

  • Discussion of cases of private sector engagement and partnerships to support adaptation activities.

Panel composition

  • Brief presentations from panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator :

  • Stefan Agne Image
    European Commission

Panellists:

Questions and Answers: Image

Group C: The role of local investors in mobilizing additional climate finance

16:15 - 17:30

Expectations:

  • Discuss which actions of the GCF, MDBs, NDBs, as well as local governments, would be considered most helpful by local investors. The presentations as well as the discussion will be guided along a set of questions and the main opinions.

Panel composition

  • Brief opening statements by the facilitator and panellists, followed by round table discussion with a Q&A between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator :

Panellists :

Group D: Tracking climate finance

16:15 - 17:30

Expectations:

  • Stock-taking of existing guidelines and process under the UNFCCC and on-going initiatives for tracking climate related financial flows by other institutions.

  • Discussion on potential approaches taken by recipient countries and other relevant actors to account for climate and responsible investments.

Panel composition

  • Roundtable discussion with a Q&A between the audience and the panel.

Facilitator:

  • Dennis Tirpak - Image(5 kB)
    World Resource Institute

Panellists:

Summary and Conclusions: Closing Remarks

17:30 - 18:15

Expectations:

  • Strategic perspective revisited

  • Presentation of key conclusions and recommendations

Facilitator:

  • Stefan Agne  Image
    Standing Committee on Finance

Speakers:

  • Federico Ramos de Armas Image
    State Secretary of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Government of Spain

  • Christiana Figueres  Image
    Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

  • Neeraj Prasad  Image
    World Bank Institute

  • Diann Black-Lane Image
    Standing Committee on Finance

updated: 14 June 2016

Language:

English