||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 voluntary initiative promoting the deployment of climate finance at country-level 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 (South Korea, December 2011).
- 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.
- An updated brochure of the Partnership for Climate Finance and Development is available.
- The Government of Argentina will host the Third Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and Caribbean, September 2014.
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 March 2014, 30 countries and institutions are supporting the Partnership:
Regional Networks and Analysis
Supporters of the Partnership are working together and across the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and Caribbean regions:
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.
The first dialogue brought together key partner country and donor representatives, and resulted in the Bangkok Call for Action. Five country case studies from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, the 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 Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Thailand. A workshop was organised in Bangkok in September 2012, see meeting summary.
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.
A second regional dialogue took place in San Salvador, El Salvador in July 2013 and a third regional dialogue is scheduled for September 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.