The work programme on long-term climate finance, launched by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its seventeenth session and extended at its eighteenth session, concluded its work at COP 19 in Warsaw.
COP 19, by decision 3/CP.19, and subsequently with further specifications in decision 5/CP.20, decided to continue deliberations on long-term finance with three core elements for the period 2014 to 2020: biennial submissions by developed country Parties on their updated approaches and strategies for scaling up climate finance; annual in-session workshops; and biennial high-level ministerial dialogues on climate finance.
2018 In-session Workshop on Long-term Climate Finance
Bonn, Germany, 7 - 8 May 2018
In accordance with decision 7/CP.22, the in-session workshops on long-term climate finance (LTF) in 2017 and 2018, with a view to scaling up climate finance for mitigation and adaptation, focused on experiences and lessons learned from:
- Articulating and translating needs identified in country-driven processes into projects and programmes;
- Roles of policies and enabling environments for mitigation and adaptation finance;
- Facilitating enhanced access.
The main objective of the in-session workshops on long-term climate finance in 2017 and 2018 were to facilitate technical and action-oriented discussions on the topics stated above and generate, in the measure possible, concrete findings and conclusions to be considered by the COP. The outcomes will also inform the deliberations at the High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance at the COP in 2018, which will be organized by the COP Presidency.