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Climate Investment Funds Stakeholder Day and 2014 Partnership Forum

22-24 June 2014 | Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Post-meeting field visit Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Government of Jamaica hosted two field activities on June 25 to showcase selected work being done in response to climate change and towards more sustainable environmental practices. The first activity was a visit to Little Bay, Westmoreland. Little Bay is a rural community located South-east of Negril. Once a thriving fishing village, the community has turned to sea moss farming to diversify its income as fisheries have been negatively impacted by climatic and related events. Participants had a chance to learn about the climate change impacts on the community, coping strategies employed and how the sea moss farm is operated.

The second activity was a visit to the Discovery Bay Marine Lab (DBML) and a sea tour of Discovery Bay, which highlighted historic and environmental features. The DBML is operated by the University of the West Indies. Its primary mandate is scientific research in areas of biology, ecology and geology. Among its most important features are coastal plants nurseries, mangroves, corals and seagrasses. The IISD Reporting Services photographer visited the DBML and pictures from this trip are included below.

View of Montego Bay Convention Centre, venue of the events
View of Montego Bay Convention Centre, venue of the events
Hans Joachim Shellnhuber, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative
Field trip to the Discovery Bay Marine Lab
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Highlights for Tuesday, 24 June 2014
The 2014 Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum continued on Tuesday, 24 June 2014, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In the morning a plenary session was held on the Independent Evaluation of the CIF, which was undertaken by ICF International under the supervision of the five MDBs, with the advice and review of an International Reference Group. This was followed by morning and afternoon breakout sessions on, inter alia: social entrepreneurship; engaging stakeholders for climate-smart development; mini-grids for electricity generation; REDD+ readiness and implementation; and adaptation champions in the SIDS. During the closing plenary Patricia Bliss-Guess announced to participants that she was stepping down as Program Manager and handing the baton to Mafalde Duarte, AfDB, who will take over as Program Manager of the CIF Administrative Unit in August. The 2014 CIF Partnership Forum closed at approximately 6:00 pm, after which a closing press conference was held with participation from representatives from the IDB, Jamaica, the World Bank and the CIF Administrative Unit.
View of Montego Bay Convention Centre, venue of the events
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View of the dais during the openning session. From L-R: Mark Wagner, Senior Vice President, ICF International; Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank; Frances Seymour, Co-Chair of the International Reference Group, Center for Global Development; Alvaro Umaña, Co-Chair of the International Reference Group, Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Higher Education in Turrialba (CATIE)
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Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change,
World Bank
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Alvaro Umaña, CATIE
Moderator Kenneth Chomitz, Independent Evaluation Group,World Bank
Mark Wagner, Senior Vice President, ICF International
Frances Seymour, Center for Global Development
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From L-R: Barbara Buchner, Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative; Berenice Hernández Toro, Director of Financing, International Affairs and Financing Unit, National Forestry, Commission, Mexico; Simten Öztürk, Manager, Project and Acquisition Finance, Garanti Bank, Turkey; Penny Herbst, Corporate Renewables Specialist, Eskom
Penny Herbst, Corporate Renewables Specialist, Eskom
Berenice Hernández Toro, Director of Financing, International Affairs and Financing Unit, National Forestry, Commission, Mexico
Simten Öztürk, Manager, Project and Acquisition Finance, Garanti Bank, Turkey
Highlights for Monday, 23 June 2014
The 2014 Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum convened on 23 June 2014 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica. At the opening plenary, Ian Hayles, State Minister in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica, officially opened the CIF Partnership Forum. This was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the CIF Knowledge Bazaar. Two sessions convened on lessons from the CIF: Fostering partnerships, delivering investment, and learning by doing to achieve results and mainstreaming climate resilience: Jamaica’s experience. Following these sessions, four breakout groups convened, on: Unlocking climate finance for the private sector; Preparing and implementing a programmatic approach to climate resilience: Lessons learned from the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR); Multi-nationals and SMEs working together; and De-risking the exploration phase of geothermal development. These sessions were followed by a presentation and discussion session on “4° Turn Down the Heat.” Seat selection for CIF trust fund committees meetings took place in the evening. Sessions on stakeholder engagement, gender, Central Asia, and public finance were also held. Networking breaks were interspersed throughout the day.
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L-R: Patricia Bliss-Guest, Program Manager, CIF Administrative Unit; Ian Hayles, State Minister in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica; and Therese Turner Jones, IDB Country Representative in Jamaica, cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Knowledge Bazaar.
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Room view during the plenary
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Patricia Bliss-Guest, Program Manager, CIF Administrative Unit
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Stefan Schwager, Standing Committee on Finance Co-Chair
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Steven Shalita, CIF moderated the first session
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Guy Patrice Dkamela, Center for Research and Action toward Sustainable Development in Central Africa
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Ian Hayles, Minister of State, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica
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Hans Schulz, Inter-American Development Bank
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Funke Oyewole, World Bank Group, moderated the second session.
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Amal-Lee Amin, E3G
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From L-R: Colin Bullock, Planning Institute of Jamaica; Evan Thompson, Meteorological Service, Jamaica; Michael Taylor, University of the West Indies Mona; Alicia Hayman, Natural Resource Management Specialist
Highlights for Sunday, 22 June 2014
The Climate Investment Funds Stakeholder Day convened on 22 June 2014 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Two sessions convened, the first on Reaching into the Roots of Partnership: Experiences from the Ground, and the second on Stakeholder Engagement in the CIF: Advances, Challenges and Promises. Following these sessions, three breakout groups convened on stakeholder engagement in the: Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR); the Forest Investment Program (FIP); and the Climate Technology Fund and the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP). The results of the sessions will be presented to the CIF Partnership Forum on 24 June. Before the sessions began, a networking session for formulating ideas and sharing experiences was held to provide the opportunity for networking, formulating ideas and sharing experiences.

The 2014 CIF Partnership Forum will convene 23-24 June.
View of Montego Bay Convention Centre, venue of the events
Room view during the morning session
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From L-R: John Clark, The Policy Practice Ltd; Andrea Rodríguez, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA); Moderator Amal-Lee Amin, E3G; Jonathan Coony, InfoDev Climate Technology Program, World Bank Group; Grace Balawag, Tebtebba; Milap Patel, World Resources Institute
Jonathan Coony, InfoDev Climate Technology Program, World Bank Group
Andrea Rodríguez, AIDA
Grace Balawag, Tebtebba
John Clark, The Policy Practice Ltd
Milap Patel, World Resources Institute
Amal-Lee Amin, E3G, moderated the session
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Jethro Greene, Caribbean Farmers Network
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Dennis Mairen, Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People
Saoudata Aboubacrine, Tinhinan
Andrea Bacher, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Bridget Burns, Global Gender and Climate Alliance

Funding for coverage of these events has been provided by CIF
CIF

Related Links
CIF Resources

*CIF Stakeholder Day Website and Agenda

*CIF Partnership Forum Website and Agenda

*2012 CIF Partnership Forum, 6-7 November 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

*2011 CIF Partnership Forum, 24-25 June 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

*2010 CIF Partnership Forum, 18-19 March 2010

*Inaugural CIF Partnership Forum, 14 October 2008, Washington, DC, United States of America


General Resources

*Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change

*Climate Finance Options (World Bank and UN Development Programme (UNDP))

*World Bank Climate Change home page

*World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) - A central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world


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