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First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance

16-17 July 2013 | Makati City, Philippines
 
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UNFCCCThe First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance under the auspices of the UNFCCC Extended Programme of Work opened Tuesday, 16 July, in Makati City, the Philippines. Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Minister and Vice-Chair, Philippines Climate Change Commission, welcomed over 40 participants, including one minister, and nine government representatives from finance and planning ministries, and seven from environment or related agencies. Other participants are representing international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

During the first of two Meetings of Experts on Long-Term Finance that will inform preparations for a high-level dialogue on finance at the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19), participants gathered in Manila to help inform developed country parties in their efforts to identify pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance to US$100 billion per year by 2020 from public, private and alternative sources in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation, and to inform Parties enhancing their enabling environments and policy frameworks to facilitate mobilization and deployment of climate finance in developing countries.

Naderev Saño (the Philippines), Co-Chair, Work Programme on Long-term Finance, described climate finance as one of the key building blocks of the UNFCCC, noting a sense of expectation that parties will deliver on this issue. He urged participants to leave their negotiator hats at home and engage in discussions on the key mandates of the work programme. His Co-Chair, Mark Storey (Sweden), underlined calls for a clearer definition of climate finance and pathways to delivery of developed country commitments. The Co-Chairs took delivery of a joint statement delivered by a number of local climate justice and debt campaign organisations.

Participants took part in two plenary sessions, on parameters for identifying pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance, and on public policy and financial instruments that facilitate the mobilization of finance, followed by a series of informal ‘break out’ sessions. The meeting concludes Wednesday 17 July.
L-R: Aaron Pedrosa, Freedom from Debt Coalition, presenting the joint statement of Aksyon Klima
Pilipinas
, Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, and Freedom From Debt Coalition to LTF Co-Chairs
Naderev Saño
, the Philippines, and Mark Storey, Sweden

 
 
Opening Plenary
 
Naderev Saño, Long-term Finance (LTF)
Co-Chair, the Philippines
H.E. Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Climate
Change Minister and Vice-Chair,
Philippine Climate Change Commission
Mark Storey, Long-term Finance (LTF)
Co-Chair, Sweden
 
L-R: H.E. Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Climate Change Minister and Vice-Chair, Philippine Climate Change Commission; Naderev Saño, LTF Co-Chair, the Philippines; Mark Storey, LTF Co-Chair, Sweden; and Yolando Velasco, UNFCCC Secretariat
 
Plenary Session 1: Parameters for identifying pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance
 
View of the plenary session
 
H.E. Paul Oquist, Minister for Policy, Nicaragua
     
Mattia Romani, Deputy Director-General,
Global Green Growth Institute, Republic of
Korea
 
Abishek Acharya, Ministry of Finance, India
     
Joffrey Célestin-Urbain, Ministry of Finance,
France
 
Renato Constantino, the Philippines
     
Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland
 
Plenary Session 2: Public policy and financial instruments that facilitate the mobilzation of
climate finance for mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries
 
Participants trying the interactive web polling at the meeting
 
Nathan Fabian, Investors Group on
Climate Change
Sarah Conway, US
Roberto Julian, Development Academy
of the Philiipines
 
Erik Haites, Margaree Consulting
Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros, World
Resources Institute
Cecil Morden, South Africa
 
Photos from the civil society protest by climate justice and debt campaign organizations
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
Related Links
UNFCCC resources

*Draft Programme of the Experts Meeting

*UNFCCC extended work programme on long-term finance

*UNFCCC Finance Portal

*UNFCCC background paper on the extended work programme on long-term finance

*UNFCCC webinars on the extended work programme on Long-term Finance



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