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Session II: 24 April 2002, 15.00-18.00, Strengthening International Partnership for Financing Environmental Dimension of Sustainable Development

 

1. MAINSTREAMING ENVIRONMENT IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES

Speaker: Mrs. Ingrid Hoven, Environment Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation & Development Germany, OECD/DAC Working Party on Development Co-operation and Environment

Key issues and background papers:

  • Roles of International Financial Institutions and Official Development Assistance in supporting environmentally sustainable development; IFIs, donors versus host country perspectives and priorities;
  • Conditionality versus ownership;
  • Mainstreaming environment in the new instruments for promoting more effective partnerships, e.g. Poverty Reduction Strategies, National Strategies for Sustainable Development;
  • Dealing with environmental impacts of structural adjustment programmes;
  • Policy coherence of donor assistance strategies (grants, export credits, technical co-operation); the recipient perspective on ensuring policy coherence;
  • Critical factors for governments in attracting external resources.

- keynote speech and presentation
- panel presentations
- background documents
- other related documents

2. EFFECTIVE USE OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Speaker: Kenneth King (Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Global Environment Facility)

Key issues and background papers:

  • Obstacles to, and conditions for, effective use of international financial environmental instruments;
  • Issues emerging from the Global Environmental Facility Ministerial Roundtable on Financing the Environment and Sustainable Development;
  • New flexible mechanisms under the UNFCCC/Kyoto Protocol;
  • Prototype Carbon Fund;
  • Proposed Global Water Fund.

- keynote speech and presentation

- panel presentations
- background documents
- other related documents