|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).|
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.
As of February 2015, 30 countries and institutions are supporting the Partnership:
Supporters of the Partnership are working together and across the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and Caribbean regions:
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.
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.
In September 2015, the Asia Pacific Regional Workshop Climate Finance and Sustainable Development was held in Jakarta, co-hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub in partnership with International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and with support from the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Government of Sweden. The Forum highlighted some truly groundbreaking innovations in integrating climate change within planning and budgeting processes and served as a platform for new ideas and initiatives in taking forward a climate change response as part of sustainable development. Presentations, including from the OECD, can be found in the website.
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.
The Fourth Regional Dialogue will take place in November 5th -6th , 2015 in Asuncion, Paraguay. More details on the event will be shared in the coming weeks.
Fifth Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility, 27 May 2014, Cancun, Mexico
Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation High-Level Meeting, Mexico City, April 2014
Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance, Incheon, South Korea, December 2013
Promoting the Busan Building Block on Climate Finance and Development - side event at the UNFCCC 18th Conference of the Parties, December 2012
3rd Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean, 17-18 November 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
The Africa Platform of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership, 26 August 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia