• 29
    Oct
    2019
  • 30
    Oct
    2019
Workshop
Technical Workshop on Climate Finance in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Room:

Makiling 1

Venue:

Park in by Radisson

City:

Quezon City

Country:

Philippines

PROGRAMME

Background

The workshop is being organized under the auspices of the Needs-based Climate Finance Project (NBF Project) of the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with the support of the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA) project in collaboration with the ASEAN secretariat and the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from the 29-30 of October 2019 in Quezon City, Philippines.

The objective of the Technical Workshop was to begin designing the technical work under the project to be undertaken over the next six months. The outcomes of this workshop and the technical work will further guide the development of the ASEAN Climate Finance Mobilization and Access Strategy. The workshop will also serve as opportunity for experts in the region to engage with institutions on their priority needs.

Programme

Day 1 (Tuesday, 29 October 2019)

Overview of climate finance at the international and regional level

Time Description Speakers and Facilitators
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30

Opening session

Opening remarks, welcoming the participants and introduction of the Technical Workshop.

Opening by ASEAN Climate Finance Strategy Co-Leads

Mr. Albert Magalangbio, Chief, Climate Change Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

Ms. Hajah Roslynna binti Haji Roslibio, Associate Professor, Universiti Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Welcoming remarks

Mr. Jonas R. Leones, Undersecretary for Planning, Policy and International Affairs, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines  

Introduction, overview and expectations of the Inception Workshop

Mr. Yolando (Lando) Velascobio, Manager, Climate Finance Sub-Programme, Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Programme, UNFCCC Presentation

09:30 – 10:30

Session 1: Overview of International Climate Finance

This session will provide an overview of the public and private climate finance flows at the global and ASEAN level based on information contained in the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance, OECD-DAC, BNEF and other official communication provided by Parties.

Overview of the State of Climate Finance and Climate Finance Needs  

Mr. Grant Kirkmanbio, Team Leader, Climate Finance, UNFCCC secretariat Presentation

Ms. Athena Ballesterosbio, Consultant, NBF Project Presentation


Open discussions

Moderator: Mr. Souphasay Komanybio, Director, Division of Climate Change Promotion, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

 

10:45 – 12:00

Session 2: Overview of Climate Finance in the ASEAN

This session will provide an overview of the state of climate finance at the Southeast Asian region, including progress made and challenges. The session will also provide information on the assessment of country- and regional-level climate finance barriers, priorities and investment needs for southeast Asia, considering structural differences and opportunities. The status of carbon pricing initiatives in the region will also be presented as a strategy identified by ASEAN countries to mobilize climate finance.

Overview of the State of Climate Finance in the ASEAN

Mr. Stefanos Fotioubio, Director, Environment and Development UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Presentation

Carbon Pricing in Southeast Asia: current status and future perspectives
Mr. Joao Aleluiabio, Lead Technical Regional Advisor, Ci-ACA Project Presentation

Open discussions

Moderator: Mr. Albert Magalang, Chief, Climate Change Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break   
13:00 - 14:15

Session 3: Country experiences in climate finance

This session highlights efforts at the national level to mobilize climate finance, including the identification of priority climate finance needs and priorities. The country presentations include the following:

  • Country experiences in strengthening national institutions to be able to mobilize and access climate finance;
  • Challenges in accessing climate finance;
  • Priority needs in financing climate actions.

Country presentations

Cambodia

Brunei Darussalam

Indonesia

Laos
Mr. Souphasay Komanybio, Director, Division of Climate Change Management Promotion, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
Mr. Saychai Lithchanabio, Deputy Director, Multilateral Financial Cooperation Division, External Finance and Department Management, Ministry of Finance, Lao PDR
Presentation

Open discussions

Moderator: Ms. Saudamini Bagaibio, RCC Bangkok

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee break

 
14:30 – 15:30

Session 3: Country experiences in climate finance

Continuation…

Country presentations

Malaysia

Philippines
Ms. Lyka dela Cruzbio, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, Climate Change Commission, Philippines Presentation

Singapore

Thailand

Open discussions

Moderator: Ms. Saudamini Bagaibio, RCC Bangkok

15:30 – 16:30

Session 4: Country-driven climate finance needs and prioritization

  • The aim of this session is to discuss about the regional need of climate finance and prioritization.  The session will also look into the climate finance needs of developing countries, in general, and southeast Asian countries, in particular, as articulated in the national reports to the Convention secretariat such as NDCs, national communications, biennial update reports and technology needs assessments.

Climate finance needs and priorities in the ASEAN

Mr. Tri Sulistyo Saputro, Environment Officer, ASEAN secretariat

Mr. Yolando Velascobio, Manager, Climate Finance, UNFCCC secretariat; Presentation

Open discussions

Moderator:

Ms. Maria Theresa Espino-Yapbio, Programme Analyst, United Nations Development Programme, Philippines

16:30 – 17:30

Breakout group discussions

Participants will be invited, to discuss, among others, the following:

  • What are the key climate needs and priorities of the countries and the region?
  • What information is useful for the development of needs-based climate finance strategies?
  • What type of information do countries use when formulating funding proposals for projects and programmes?
  • Which tools and approaches have countries used to assess sectoral needs, and what are the findings?

Breakout group Moderators:

Breakout Group 1:  Ms. Athena Ballesterosbio, NBF Project Consultant

Breakout Group 2:  Mr. Grant Kirkmanbio, Team Leader, UNFCCC secretariat

17:30 – 18:30

Cocktails and Reception hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

 

 

Day 2 (Wednesday, 30 October 2019)

Climate Finance Sources and Financial Instruments

Time Description Speakers and Facilitators
09:00 – 09:30

Plenary report

 

Breakout group Moderators:

Breakout Group 1:  Ms. Athena Ballesterosbio, NBF Project Consultant; Presentation

Breakout Group 2:  Mr. Grant Kirkmanbio, Team Leader, UNFCCC secretariat; Presentation

09:30 – 10:30

Session 5: Sources of climate finance

This session is aimed at presenting the different sources of climate finance, domestic and international (bilateral, multilateral and regional), both public and private. 

Sources of Climate Finance in the ASEAN

Mr. Edgardo Tongsonbio, Chief of Party, Sustainable Finance, World Wildlife Fund Presentation

Mr. Bjoern Surborgbio, Coordinator, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management,  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit  (GIZ) Presentation

Mr. Renato Redentor Constantino, Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), Vulnerable 20 Expert AdvisoryGroup (V20)

Moderator:  Mr. Chanwit Limpiyapan, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

 
10:45 – 11:45

Session 6: Enhancing mobilization of and access to climate finance

This session is aimed at discussing challenges and opportunities in mobilizing and accessing climate finance.  In particular, the session will outline a general comparative analysis of requirements, guidelines and conditions for accessing the different international public climate finance.

Mobilization of, and Access to, Climate Finance

Mr. Noel Verdote, Head, Finance and Investment Center, Association of Development Finance Institutions in Asia and the Pacific Presentation

Strengthening National Capacities to Access Climate Finance
Mr. Koji Fukuda, Chief Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency Presentation

The Role of Collaborative Instruments in Incentivizing Ambitious Climate Actions
Mr. Tony Ng, National Environmental Agency, Singapore

Open discussions

Moderator: Ms. Sok Sim Loongbio, Analyst, Central Bank of Malaysia

11:45 – 13:00

Session 7: Financial instruments

This session will present different financial instruments deployed at the country and sub-regional level to mobilize climate finance, and the types of activities they are supporting. This session will also look into the role of the private and the banking sector in the mobilization of resources to support mitigation and adaptation actions in the region, including public-private partnerships.  

  • How can investment patterns be oriented to facilitate economic diversification and sustainable development to meet the goals set out under the Convention and the Paris Agreement?
  • Which sectors and climate priorities can the private sector play an active role in the region?
  • How can fiscal policies incentivize public and private sector investments in climate action?

Overview of Financial Instruments Deployed in Southeast Asia

Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change through Insurance and Risk Transfer Mechanisms

Ms. Paola Sherina Alvarezbio, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines Presentation

Climate finance and carbon pricing: synergies and opportunities for ASEAN Member States
Mr. Joao Aleluiabio, Lead Technical Regional Advisor, Ci-ACA Project; Presentation

Pioneering Green Investment Banking
Ms. Kathleen Anne Coballes, Climate and Energy Attaché, British Embassy Manila

Open discussions

Moderator: Mr. Stefanos Fotioubio, Director, Environment and Development UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

 
14:00– 15:00

Session 8: Development of ASEAN Climate Finance Strategy

This session will focus on the possible content and processes in developing the ASEAN Climate Finance Mobilization and Access Strategy. This will be pursued in two parts: First, by framing the scope and framework for the assessment; and second, by developing a preliminary structure for the content of the strategy.

  • This will include framing the scope for quantifying and qualifying climate finance needs, including geographic coverage, time span, sector coverage and consensus on socio-economic and climate change scenarios to use as the basis for framing current and future needs.

    The experts will agree on the outline of the finance strategy and identify data requirements, including availability and gaps.

Possible Elements of the ASEAN Climate Finance Mobilization and Access Strategy

Ms. Federica Chiappebio, NBF Project Consultant; Presentation

 

Open discussions

Moderators: Ms. Natalia Derodofabio, Senior Officer, Environment Division, ASEAN secretariat and Mr. Albert Magalangbio, Chief, Climate Change Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines      

15:00 – 15:30

Session 9: Planning for the Project Implementation

This session is aimed at developing a work plan for project implementation and for possible outreach activities, including at COP 25 in Santiago, Chile.

Workplan, activities and indicative timelines

Mr. Yolando Velascobio, Manager, Climate Finance, UNFCCC secretariat; Presentation

Open discussions

Moderator: Ms. Hajah Roslynna binti Haji Roslibio, Associate Professor, Universiti Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

16:45 – 17:00

Summary of next steps and closing remarks by ASEAN Climate Finance Strategy Co-Leads

 

Closing remarks

Ms. Hajah Roslynna binti Haji Roslibio, Associate Professor, Universiti Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Mr. William Cuñado, Director, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

Language:

English