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"Green Finance for Climate Action" Breakfast Event

 

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"Greening Finance for Climate Action"

Pre-Forum Breakfast Event

1 April 2015

About the event

This breakfast event considered effective means to mobilise all financial resources to support climate action and sustainable development, taking into account the role of domestic enabling conditions and key policy reforms, and where learning from past development experiences can inform actions for both climate and sustainable development benefits.

The objective of the event was to:

  • Contribute to the ongoing discussion on climate and development finance in the lead up to the July Financing for Development Conference (in Addis Ababa) with a view to informing a process that maximises the resources acailable and boosts the effectiveness of these for sustainable development.
  • Complement discussions under the UNFCCC, where the focus is on delivery of the USD 100 billion commitment, to consider how to mobilise, scale up and deliver financing for sustainable development with mutual benefits for climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Summary of the event.

See Resources for more information.

Photo the OECD breakfast event "Green Finance for Climate Action", 1 April 2015, in the context of the OECD Global Forum on Development 2015.

Speakers 

Opening addresses:

  • Ms. Laurence Tubiana, Special Climate Envoy for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee

Panel discussion:

  • Mr. Ralava Beboarimisa, Minister of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forests, Madagascar
  • Ms. Imme Scholz, Deputy Director of the German Development Institute, Germany
  • Chaired by Mr. Jon Lomøy, Director of the OECD DAC Secretariat

Concluding remarks: 

  • Ms. Tara Shine, Independent Expert and Senior Advisor to the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Foundation
Photo of Laurence Tubiana and Erik Solheim from the OECD breakfast event "Green Finance for Climate Action", 1 April 2015, in the context of the OECD Global Forum on Development 2015. Photo of Minister Ralava Beboarimisa, Madagascar, from the OECD breakfast event "Green Finance for Climate Action", 1 April 2015, in the context of the OECD Global Forum on Development 2015.

 

Questions for discussion

  1. How can development and climate finance be used to pursue common sustainable development objectives set by developing countries and delivered with the support of the international community?
  2. How can development and climate actors work together to learn from each other and deliver the know-how and finance needed to deliver equitable and inclusive sustainable development?
  3. Can or should climate and development finance be considered sustainable development finance from 2020 onwards? What are the risks and benefits of such an approach? 

 

Resources

Background note

Summary of the event

Flyer on climate- and environment-related development finance

OECD External Development Finance Statistics on Climate Change

OECD Global Forum on Development 2015 

Contacts

 

Jan Corfee-Morlot

Jan.Corfee-Morlot@oecd.org

 

 

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