International workshop convened by the OECD, World Bank, GEF
and the European Commission* together with India and Sweden
The workshop held on 12 May 2012, in Montreal, Canada, aimed to foster an informal dialogue on key opportunities and challenges associated with finance mechanisms and to examine the technical and analytical issues related to their effective design and implementation.
The purpose was to support inter alia ongoing discussions under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), building on the Dialogue Seminar on Scaling Up Finance for Biodiversity in Quito, Ecuador, and on related discussions in WGRI-4.
* Funding from the EC, as well as the UK, for the workshop is gratefully acknowledged.