African regional dialogue on climate finance, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (session organised during the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) African Platform meeting, preceding the LEDS Global meeting on August 27-29 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia): this session is organised by the Partnership for Climate Finance and Development and will gather government representatives from African countries to share their experiences in accessing, managing and using climate finance and to gauge potential interest in creating an on-going, country-led dialogue on climate finance in Africa. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Third Latin America and Caribbean Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance, Mendoza, Argentina: this meeting will focus on climate finance access among other issues (an agenda is currently under preparation). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
09:00 - 12:30: Training workshop with partner countries and interested parties on accessing and using OECD DAC Rio marker and environment-related development finance statistics, Paris, France. This interactive session will highlight the tools available on the OECD website to analyse external financing for development targeting environmental concerns in developing countries. Participants will be invited to share comments and suggestions on possible ways to improve accessibility and use of Rio marker data.
Asia-Pacific Regional Technical Workshop on Climate Responsive Budgeting, Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop will identify and discuss ways to bring about more effective, efficient, and accountable climate finance flows. The focus will be on the policy choices, institutional reforms, and climate change finance approaches which can be employed by countries in the Asia-Pacific region (agenda under preparation). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Second Experts' Meeting of the ENVIRONET- WP-STAT Task Team on OECD Rio Markers, Environment and Development Finance Statistics, Bonn, Germany. This meeting discussed progress on improving the quality, coverage, use and communication of the Rio markers and the environment marker, and to discussed proposals for future work. Discussions included reporting on ODA disbursements and OOF, improving Rio marker definitions, identifying and measuring green multilateral flows within DAC statistics, and drawing on Rio markers for reporting to the Rio Conventions. For information on the Task Team 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. 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.
OECD DAC-EPOC Task Team on Climate Change and Development Co-operation Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland. This meeting examined approaches to monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation at the methodological and the national level. Participants also explored possible priorities for future work of the Task Team in the next biennium, should there be support by the Environment Policy Committee (EPOC) and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to continue this joint work.
First Experts' Meeting of the ENVIRONET-WP-STAT Task Team on OECD Rio Markers, Environment and Development Finance Statistics, OECD, Paris, France. This meeting reviewed results of the stock take of members' reporting practices to the OECD DAC on environment-related Official Development Assistance and Other Official Flows, discussed further outreach and communication, considered options to improve the Rio marker methodology, and discussed improving the reporting of multilateral climate finance.
OECD ENVIRONET Expert Workshop: Green Growth, Development Planning and Policy, Paris, France. The objective of this Workshop was to share experience, identify lessons and promote good practice among development partners on how to advance country-led inclusive green growth through in-country development planning and policy processes.
Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Organised by the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the OECD and IBON International, and facilitated by the Partnership for Climate Finance and Development.
Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum: How to unlock investment in support of green growth?, Paris, France. The Forum is organised by the OECD and participation is open to a wide range of stakeholders from OECD Committees, agencies, government officials, civil society, academics and the private sector.
OECD-CPI Consultation lunch on Development and Climate Change, COP19 side-event, Warsaw, Poland. The consultation was co-organised by the OECD and the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and had two sessions, (i) on tracking climate finance and (ii) on strengthening development co-operation for adaptation.
3rd Annual Meeting of the San Giorgio Group on Expanding Green, Low-Emissions Finance, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Italy. The OECD is a partner organisation in the San Giorgio Group, along with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), the World Bank and China Light and Power.
OECD DAC ENVIRONET and WP-STAT Working Session with IFIs and DFIs on Alternative Approaches to Track Climate Finance, Paris, France. Following the OECD Workshop with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on Tracking Climate Finance held in February 2013, this working session studied, based on concrete examples, the possibilities to incorporate MDB data into the OECD Creditor Reporting System database.
G20 Development Working Group Workshop on Inclusive Green Growth, Moscow, Russian Federation. This Workshop expanded the G20 Development Working Group's (DWG) dialogue with representatives from developing countries on the lessons learned from their own experiences in designing and implementing inclusive green growth strategies.
National Scoping Workshop on Inclusive Green Growth in Zambia, Chisamba, Zambia. The event was organised by the government of Zambia, with support from the OECD, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to improve the knowledge base to help the government engage with local stakeholders to plan a transition towards an inclusive green economy. The Workshop report is available here.
OECD DAC ENVIRONET and WP-STAT Workshop on Rio Markers, Climate and Development Finance Statistics, Paris, France. Workshop participants presented and discussed developments on the use and methodology of the Rio Marker system; and updates and facilitates member exchange on other climate-relevant OECD work.
Annual OECD DAC Senior Level Meeting, Paris, France. Officials from Cambodia and China presented their countries' green growth approaches in the context of national development planning and their challenges in promoting this policy agenda. DAC Senior officials exchanged experiences and shared agency strategies on their support to devleoping countries on green growth.
OECD DAC ENVIRONET and WP-STAT Workshop with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on Tracking Climate Finance, Paris, France. The Workshop shared recent experience and views on methodologies for tracking climate finance, including the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) joint approach for tracking mitigation and adaptation finance, exploring how compatible this approach is with the OECD DAC Rio Marker system, and how MDB data could be reconciled through the DAC statistics system.
Regional Workshops on Enabling Green Growth in Africa, Lusaka, Zambia. The Government of Zambia hosted two back-to-back workshops in January 2013 under the theme “Green Growth in Africa: Concepts, Tools and Strategies for Building Greener Economies and a Sustainable Future” in partnership with the African Development Bank, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and the OECD. The workshops presented conceptual issues and policy tool kits on implementing green growth policy measures and strategic environmental assessments.