Events and news

 

10 July 2014 Release of the report “Exploring potential data sources for estimating private climate finance”

The report was authored by Randy Caruso and Raphaël Jachnik (OECD) as a core contribution to Work Stream 1 of the Research Collaborative: ‘Private climate finance mapping, data assessment and tracking methods’. It reviews a number of commercial and public data sources to examine their potential for increasing coverage and understanding of the volume and characteristics of private climate finance beyond renewable energy projects.

The analysis finds that the reviewed databases capture a vast amount of at least partial data on private finance, investment and instruments in climate-relevant sectors. It however also identifies and illustrates a number of limitations that complicate efforts to use these databases to meaningfully identify, isolate and characterise climate-specific private finance. Potential ways forward to mitigate, though not fully overcome these limitations are put forward for consideration by policy-makers and researchers.

Download the report here.

Results from this analysis are being combined with findings from other completed and on-going research activities under the Research Collaborative towards the preparation of a synthesis report of learnings to date on methods to estimate mobilised private climate finance.

27 June 2014 Release of the report “Evaluating Methods to Estimate Private Climate Finance Mobilised from Public Interventions”

The study was authored by Aman Srivastava and Shally Venugopal, from the World Resources Institute (WRI). The analysis qualitatively tested a range of existing methodologies used to report private climate finance mobilised by public finance at the project level, and further investigated the mobilisation impacts of public interventions at the broader policy and market development levels. Challenges identified were then captured through the design of an analytical framework that aims to guide donors and reporting institutions in the development of more robust methodologies for measuring and reporting private climate finance mobilisation.

Download the report here.

Results from this analysis will be combined with findings from other research activities under the RC towards the preparation of a synthesis report of learnings to date, intended to be published in advance of the 2014 UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru.

8 June 2014 Presentation at a UNFCCC side event on the Biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows, Bonn

The Research Collaborative, together with the OECD Development Assistance Committee, participated and presented at a side event hosted by the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) during the Bonn Climate Change Conference. The purpose of the side event was for the SCF to provide an update on the progress made on the preparation of the first Biennial Assessment and Overview of Finance Flows, and to further engage with Parties and relevant stakeholders on ways to advance work in the area of climate finance tracking.

The joint Research Collaborative-OECD DAC presentation can be downloaded here.

17 March 2014 Research Collaborative workshop in Paris

The workshop allowed participants to share and discuss emerging results as well as on-going research, ensure co-ordination across activities, discuss remaining research gaps, and consider outreach opportunities and needs for 2014. Download the introductory presentation which includes emerging common threads across research activities.

10 February 2014 Publication of the report “Practical Methods for Assessing Private Climate Finance Flows”

The study has been carried out by Gaia Consulting Ltd and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) for NOAK, a working group for global climate negotiations under the Nordic Council of Ministers. The report illustrates a number of methodological options for measuring private flows mobilised by developed countries through their use of public finance instruments.

It will be complemented by other on-going activities under the Research Collaborative investigating broader approaches for estimating mobilised private climate finance arising from the use of both direct (finance) and indirect public interventions (such as policies), as well as underlying market conditions.

View the full press release and download the report here.

15 November 2013 Side event at the UNFCCC nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP19), Warsaw

The side event featured presentations and discussions of on-going activities and initial results, in particular on methods for measuring mobilisation of private climate finance. Read the programme and view the OECD introductory presentation as well as presentations made by Climate Bonds Initiative, the Zambia Institute for Environmental Management, the Overseas Development Institute and the World Resources Institute.

Further information about OECD at UN Climate Change Conference (13-21 November 2013).
17 September 2013 Research Collaborative workshop, Paris

The meeting allowed participating researchers, development finance institutions and government delegations to both review the status of the project including joint research proposals and on-going work under each work stream, as well as to ensure co-ordination across research activities towards the targeted cohesive outputs.

12 June 2013 Research Collaborative meeting, Bonn

The meeting took place on the margins of the UNFCCC conference and negotiations. It allowed participants to jointly review progress made to date and discuss key next steps.

10 April 2013 Meeting of the European Commission’s Economic Policy Committee, Brussels

The project was presented to EC staff and EU countries delegates to the Working Group on Energy and Climate Change, as part of their discussions on the role of private finance for climate action.

18 March 2013 Research Collaborative workshop, Paris

The aim of this researchers’ focused workshop was to generate a collaborative work plan by breaking down the overarching work streams into project activities for consideration by donors.

13-14 February 2013 Research Collaborative workshop, Paris

This kick-off workshop allowedto discuss and review the objectives, scope, research questions, work streams and governance of the Research Collaborative.