Environment and development

Partnership for Climate Finance and Development

 

International climate finance is set to increase substantially throughout this decade, making its effective access, management and use critical, not only for the impact of targeted mitigation and adaptation measures, but also for poverty reduction and broader development outcomes. The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development is a Global Partnership Initiative promoting the deployment of climate finance through coherence and collaboration among climate change, finance and development co-operation communities at the country, regional and global levels. The Partnership stems from the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (Republic of Korea, December 2011).

 

Background on the Partnership

Who is in the Partnership?

Key documents

 

Regional Networks and Analysis

 

Past Events 

 

 

Background on the Partnership

Governments in partner countries work together to develop in-country capacity to effectively manage and deliver climate finance, with the collective support from climate finance and development co-operation providers as well as from civil society stakeholders. These in-country approaches and experiences are shared with countries at the regional and global levels, and supported by the Partnership.

 

Who is in the Partnership?

As of February 2015, 30 countries and institutions are supporting the Partnership:

 

Key Documents

 

Regional Networks and Analysis

‌Supporters of the Partnership are working together and across the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and Caribbean regions:

 

Africa

On 26 August 2014, the Partnership for Climate Finance and Development organised a session during the meeting of the Africa Platform of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The session featured presentations from representatives of Cameroon, Ghana and Rwanda. This was followed by a discussion that identified in interest in establishing an Africa regional dialogue on climate finance. 

Previously, in 2010, OECD and the African Development Bank commissioned country case studies on climate finance management in six African countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa). A Synthesis Report on the six African case studies is available in English and French.

These reports provided input to a regional dialogue in Nairobi, with broad participation from African governments, development partners, civil societies and media. The dialogue concluded with The Nairobi Call for Action on Climate Finance and Development: An African Approach to accountable and effective climate finance.

 

Asia-Pacific

The first dialogue brought together key partner country and donor representatives, and resulted in the Bangkok Call for Action. Five country case studies from BangladeshCambodiaIndonesiathe Philippines and Vietnam and a synthesis report were prepared as inputs to this dialogue. Regional dialogues took place in Asia and the Pacific in 2010 and 2011, co-ordinated by the Capacity Development Facility for Development Effectiveness (CDDE).

The second dialogue took place in 2011 and resulted in a roadmap for a country-led climate finance management in Asia and the Pacific.

Most recently, the UNDP and ODI completed Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs) in BangladeshCambodiaNepalSamoa and Thailand. A workshop was organised in Bangkok in September 2012, see meeting summary.

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

With the leadership of the Government of Honduras, a regional dialogue took place in Tela in May 2012. Partner countries, development co-operation providers and civil society organisations attended the dialogue to share country experience and to work together towards a regional implementation plan.

second regional dialogue took place in San Salvador, El Salvador in July 2013 and a third regional dialogue was held on 17-18 November 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina. 

 

Past Events

 

Global Events

 

Fifth Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility, 27 May 2014, Cancun, Mexico

  • The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development supported a side event at the Fifth Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility, in collaboration with the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (AMEXCID). The session presented the results of the High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation and focused on the ways in which the development effectiveness agenda can contribute to environmental sustainability in the post-2015 era. For further information see here

 

Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation High-Level Meeting, Mexico City, April 2014

  • The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development hosted a focus session on "Climate finance and development: challenges, priorities and ways forward in the post-2015 era" at the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) High-Level Meeting in Mexico City from 15-16 April. The focus session analysed the emerging priorities for effective climate finance and development co-operation. Participants discussed how activities related to effective climate finance and development co-operation can support the pursuit of UNFCCC objectives, Sustainable Development Goals and the broader post-2015 agenda. The focus session featured a video statement by UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres.

 

 

Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance, Incheon, South Korea, December 2013

  • Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance was organised by the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the OECD and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness on 2-3 December 2013, Incheon, Korea. A meeting report is available, short summaries are also available in French and Spanish. Presentations and further material and information is available at the Forum website.

 

Promoting the Busan Building Block on Climate Finance and Development - side event at the UNFCCC 18th Conference of the Parties, December 2012

 

Regional Events

 

3rd Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean, 17-18 November 2014, Mendoza, Argentina

  • The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development supported the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean, held on 17-18 November 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina. The Dialogue gathered delegates from 23 countries from the region, representatives from sub-national authorities, international organisations, civil society and academia from the region. Participants discussed the mechanisms to access, manage and use domestic and international, public and private, finance effectively, with a focus on the opportunities and challenges offered by the Green Climate Fund; and presented emerging good practice in the region with respect to domestic  and international climate finance initiatives (e.g. market mechanisms, carbon pricing, fossil fuel subsidy reform). A summary of the meeting is available in English and Spanish.
  • A presentation on Effective Climate Finance and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean by Juan Casado-Asensio (OECD) is available below (in Spanish). A flyer on OECD DAC Statistics: Climate-related Aid to Latin America and the Caribbean was also released during the event and is available here

 

The Africa Platform of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership, 26 August 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development facilitated a session on the challenges to access, manage and use climate finance in Africa. The session took place during the meeting of the Africa Platform of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership on 26 August 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The session featured presentations from representatives of Cameroon, Ghana and Rwanda. A representative from Argentina also presented on the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance. This was followed by a discussion that gauged interest in establishing an Africa regional dialogue on climate finance.
  • A presentation on Trends in international climate finance flows and frameworks to scale-up, co-ordinate and mainstream climate action by Juan Casado-Asensio (OECD) and Benjamin Larroquette (UNDP) is available below. A flyer on OECD DAC Statistics: Climate-related Aid to Africa was also released during the event and is available here

 

 

 

 

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