Events

Financing Climate Change: Africa’s Access to Convention Funds and Lessons for the Green Climate Fund

Date: 3 December 2012
Time: 15:30 – 17:00 Followed by 30-minute press conference
Location: EU Pavilion

This side event will provide a forum for dialogue on current efforts to develop and operationalize the Green Climate Fund with a special focus on Africa. Donors, civil society and government officials will discuss their respective past experience with convention funds and provide concrete recommendations.

The discussion will increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with financing climate change in Africa, specifically related to the Green Climate Fund. It also seeks to increase awareness of the current and future finance mechanisms and institutional and policy initiatives and their impacts on Africa and its development agenda.

Transboundary Natural Resources Management in a Changing Climate – The Case of Shared Watersheds in Africa

Date: 5 December 2012
Time: 9:00 – 10:30
Location: Renaissance Hotel

This side event will provide a forum for dialogue to take stock of the existing challenges and issues being faced in transboundary natural resources management within the context of climate change. Representatives from civil society and donor organizations will discuss their respective past experience and provide concrete recommendations.

The session will provide a platform to share information and lessons learnt in transboundary resources management, how it could contribute to mitigation, and also exchange ideas on proactive management of the resources that will promote regional integration and cooperation among countries.

Accounting for Climate Change Finance: The Harmonized Approach of the Multilateral Development Banks Toward Adaptation and Mitigation Financing

Date: 5 December 2012
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 followed by a press conference
Location: Renaissance Hotel

This side event will focus on the results of an effort led by the African Development Bank to establish a harmonized methodology for the tracking and reporting of adaptation climate finance. This joint MDB approach, along with the approach for mitigation finance tracking first disclosed at Rio+20, is the result of extensive collaborative work between the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank Group. The event will feature a high level panel setting the context for climate finance tracking, followed by two key technical presentations by AfDB and IADB to highlight the adaptation and mitigation approaches and the results of their application for 2011.

The event and subsequent lunch are being hosted by the African Development Bank and co-sponsored by the European Investment Bank.