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COP19 OECD CPI consultation on development and climate change

Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw, 2013-11-19

Summary of the OECD CPI consultation on the sidelines of COP 19(203.3 kb)

This consultation, co-organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Climate Policy Initiative, addressed two main themes, namely improving transparency in tracking climate finance flows, and strengthening development co-operation for adaptation.

Part 1. Tracking Climate Finance

This session focused on boosting transparency and accountability in climate-related development finance, discussing the tracking of international public finance, in particular climate-related official development assistance (ODA), and other official flows (OOF) across bilateral and multilateral institutions. Topics of discussion included:

  • How can the various initiatives tracking international public finance be brought together to ensure they are mutually reinforcing and build an accurate and robust understanding of climate flows?
  • What are the interests and ambitions of relevant parties and institutions in establishing an integrated system for tracking international climate finance?
  • What specific steps could be taken in the near-term to to overcome existing constraints and enable the creation of an integrated system to track climate-related finance?

Speakers:

Barbara Buchner, CPI, on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2013
Jan-Willem van de Ven, EBRD, on Joint MDB Climate Finance Tracking
Jochen Harnisch, KfW, on Climate Finance and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)
Stephanie Ockenden, OECD, on OECD DAC CRS Efforts to Track Climate-related Official Development Finance

Part 2. Strengthening Development Co-operation for Adaptation

This session focused on strengthening development co-operation providers’ efforts to help partner countries deliver effective adaptation outcomes and discussed the following questions:

  • What types of support do partner countries most need from development co-operation providers to boost effective adaptation planning and implementation in the context of national, sub-national, and sector development planning?
  • How are development co-operation providers organising and prioritising their resources to best support adaptation in LDCs and other vulnerable countries?
  • How can the effectiveness of development co-operation interventions, including better engaging with private sectors, be improved?

Speakers:

Batu Uprety, Nepal and LEG representative, on the LEG Priorities and Interests in Engaging with the Development Co-operation Community on Adaptation
Jane Wilkinson, CPI, on Making Adaptation a Private Sector Business: Early Insights from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
Gottfried von Gemmingen, Germany and Co-chair of the OECD Task Team, on Climate Change and Development Co-operation