Joint ENVIRONET and WP-STAT Workshop on Rio Markers, Climate and Development Finance Statistics, 24-25 June 2013


24 June - 25 June 2013

OECD - Paris

Co-Chairs: Ms Hedwig Riegler, Chair of the OECD DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics and
Ms Annemarie Watt, Director of Integration and Environment, Australian Agency for International Development.


Please click on the following links for more information and presentations from the workshop:

 Workshop Objectives

1. Rio Markers and development finance statistics in the DAC CRS

2. Understanding and tracking non-concessional climate finance

3. Climate change and development finance effectiveness


Also see the summary record of the Workshop:

OECD Rio Markers, Climate and Development Finance Workshop Summary, June 2013


The objectives of this workshop:

  • Present and discuss recent DAC developments on improving the use and methodologies underlying the Rio Marker system to measure, monitor and report on development finance for climate change and beyond (ODA and non-concessional).
  • Provide updates and facilitate member exchange on other climate-relevant OECD work, including from other Committees, e.g. on mobilising and tracking private climate finance; on development and climate finance effectiveness (including non-OECD research).



 1. Rio Markers and development finance statistics in the DAC CRS

This session presented recent work of the OECD to review and improve the Rio marker system, harmonising with the MDB Joint approach, and a quality review of the new adaptation marker. Participants shared their expereinces on the application of the markers, experiences on refining the methodology and application, and recommendations to improve the system.

The second half of the session explored members' experiences on the use of the Rio marker data for tracking policy objectives and commitments - in tracking spend across donor portfolios and for reporting against international commitments. The objective was to gain insight on the relevance of the Rio marker system to date and the needs of future tracking to identify any areas for refinement of the existing system, given international commitments and reporting requirements have moved forward and are evolving.

Climate adaptation marker quality review from Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC):


State of Play Climate Finance Reporting - Marcelo Jordan - UNFCCC Secretariat from Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC):


Use of Rio Markers in practice by Annemarie Watt - AusAID





 2. Understanding and tracking non-concessional climate finance

This session provided an update on the work of the OECD in tracking non-concessional development finance and private climate finance.

The growing need for new and innovative instruments to more effectively target and fund development and climate-related objectives requires looking beyond traditional ODA and to the role of non-concessional finance and private finance. Systematically compiling data on the range of non-concessional climate finance flows and the extent to which these have been mobilised, leveraged or catalysed by public finance, actions and policy measures is an important starting point to understand the landscape of flows. This evidence can enable future climate finance to be more targeted and used more effectively, as well as providing a basis for any future reporting requirements.


Brief update on efforts to extend coverage of DAC system to non-concessional development finance, Cécile Sangaré, OECD DCD: 



Update on the OECD led Research Collaborative on Tracking Private Climate Finance – Member exchange on experiences - Raphael Jachnik - OECD ENV: 


 3. Climate change and development finance effectiveness

This session provided an update to members on the latest developments of the Busan Partnership for Action on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness, and explored members’ views and experiences in defining, understanding and implementing principles of effectiveness in raising, allocating and delivering climate finance.


Update on Busan Partnership for Action on Climate Finance and Development Effectiveness

a) Anne-Marie Sloth Carlson, UNDP: 




b) Dongoh Nam, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea: 



Results from an OECD/DCD survey on ‘What enables effective international climate finance in the context of development co-operation?' - Stephanie Ockenden and Sáni Zou, OECD DCD:



Recent developments in field work with countries

a) Smita Nakhooda, Oversease Development Institute (ODI): 



b) Jens Fugl, European Commission: 



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