Environment and development

ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Task Team on Rio Markers: Third Experts' Meeting on Environment and Development Finance Statistics

 

 

 

18 September 2014, OECD, Paris, France

 

The first two meetings of the Joint Task Team on the Rio Markers were held in March and June 2014.

Please see the Main Points of Discussion of the third experts' meeting of the Joint ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Task Team.

 

Co-facilitators: 

  • Mr. Maher Mamhikoff, Chair of the OECD DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (Canada)
  • Dr. Amal-Lee Amin, ENVIRONET Member (E3G)

 

Meeting objectives: 

  • To review progress and improvements in members’ reporting to the OECD DAC on environment-related Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Other Official Flows (OOF), including the special reporting exercise for 2013 flows, and to discuss the presentation of disbursement data.
  • To consider next steps to refine proposals to improve the Rio marker climate change adaptation and mitigation definitions so as to improve the quality of data collection, with the specific aim to make a recommendation to the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics on this item.

This mini-meeting also provided an update on progress against the Task Team work programme, and discuss a proposal for the future work programme and extension of the Task Team mandate into 2015. 

 

Sessions

1. Round table: Progress report from members on reporting to DAC on environment-related ODA and OOF 

2. Proposals for next steps to “fine-tune ”improvements to the Rio markers eligibility criteria, examples and guidance 

3. Update on Task Team work programme and discussion on the 2015 work programme

 

Meeting agenda

 

 

 

1. Round table: Progress report from members on reporting to DAC on environment-related ODA and OOF

The stock-take of members’ reporting practices and the first Task Team meeting identified a number of improvements to be taken forward by members in their application of the Rio markers and in reporting to the OECD DAC CRS.  Undertaking some of these improvements is a continuous task and the ease of implementing these may vary by member based on differences in reporting approaches and institutional structures.

This session reviewed progress by members in reporting to the OECD DAC on the Rio and environment markers, including reviewing the status of 2013 flows reporting against the official deadline of 15 July (noting that the Secretariat has committed to undertake a special reporting exercise to present 2013 data for the UNFCCC COP in December 2014 based on data reported by September).

Members reported on progress and shared experiences and lessons learned. There was also a discussion on a draft narrative to accompany the presentation of disbursement data.

 

 

 

2. Proposals for next steps to “fine-tune ”improvements to the Rio markers eligibility criteria, examples and guidance

This session took stock of members’ comments on the initial proposal for improvements to the Rio markers’ eligibility criteria, examples and guidance circulated at the Second Task Team meeting in June (Climate Change Adaptation marker, and Climate Change Mitigation marker).

On that basis, participants were invited to consider next steps for developing a recommendation for changes to the statistical reporting directives to submit to the WP-STAT and DAC thereafter.

  

Presentation by Ms. Valérie Gaveau, OECD Secretariat

 

 

 

 

3. Update on Task Team work programme and discussion on the 2015 work programme

This session reflected on the Task Team work programme agreed at the First Task Team meeting in March. The Secretariat provided a presentation and summary of progress to date, in particular on work areas not discussed in detail at the mini-meeting.  These include:

  • Measurement of “green” multilateral flows within DAC statistics: and update on WP-STAT discussion on the treatment of Trust Funds in the context of the Annex 2 list of ODA eligible international organisations, Task Team work to improve the identification of “Green” multilateral flows, and status of Green Climate Fund.
  • Update on developing the evidence base and exploratory analysis for more quantitative reporting, drawing on the Rio marker data, for the purposes of reporting to the Rio conventions
  • Recent and upcoming communications and outreach

 

Presentation by Ms. Stephanie Ockenden and Ms. Valérie Gaveau, OECD Secretariat

 

   

Presentation by Mr. Willem Luijkx, OECD Secretariat

 

 

 


For more information, contact:

Stephanie Ockenden (stephanie.ockenden@oecd.org) and Valérie Gaveau (valerie.gaveau@oecd.org)

 

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