||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 (Republic of Korea, December 2011).
- The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development support the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean, held on 17-18 November in Mendoza, Argentina. The Dialogue gathered delegates from 23 countries from the region, representatives from the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme and the OECD, as well as sub-national authorities, civil society and academia from Argentina. Participants discussed and assessed the current landscape of 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 newly-established Green Climate Fund; and presented emerging good practice in the region with respect to domestic (e.g. market mechanisms, carbon pricing, elimination of fossil fuel subsidies), and international climate finance initiatives (e.g. through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Green Climate Fund, Official Development Assistance). A summary of the meeting is forthcoming. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 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 identified in interest in establishing an Africa regional dialogue on climate finance. For further information contact: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- The Partnership for Climate Finance and Development supported a side event at the Fifth Assembly of the Global Environmental Facility in Cancun, Mexico on 27 May, and 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.
- 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 (September 2014) of the Partnership for Climate Finance and Development is available.
- A 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.
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 November 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:
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.
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 was held on 17-18 November 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina.