The creation of a global Green Climate Fund represents an important victory for developing countries and their civil society allies at the UN climate talks held in Cancun in 2010. However, the daunting task of designing almost all major elements of the new fund remains on the agenda for the coming year. Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion with climate finance experts from developing country governments and global civil society.
Speakers will share their perspectives on the equity implications of key elements of the new fund including social and environmental safeguards, direct access to climate funding, and the most appropriate role of international financial institutions, such as that of the World Bank. Panelists will outline the pragmatic approaches needed to design a climate fund that protects environmental integrity and achieves political inclusion, while respecting national sovereignty.
Janet Redman, Co-director, Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, Institute for Policy Studies
We hope to be joined by respondents from invited international institutions.
The event will be webcast here.
This event is co-sponsored by ActionAid USA, Friends of the Earth US, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Institute for Policy Studies’ SEEN project, Jubilee South Asia-Pacific Movement on Debt and Development, World Resources Institute, and the Energy, Resources and Environment Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.