CLIMATE FINANCE: WILL IT MAKE OR BREAK A NEW GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL?
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9-10am PET & EST/ 2-3pm GMT
With recent pledges to the Green Climate Fund approaching $10 billion, and climate finance a hot topic at U.N. climate negotiations unfolding in Peru, our panel of experts will debate how the world can best mobilise the huge sums needed to help poorer, vulnerable countries adapt to extreme weather and rising seas, and put their economies on a low-carbon path.
How should governments and the private sector raise the $100 billion a year by 2020 promised to developing countries back in 2009? Is the $100 billion annual goal still relevant? What can be done to drive a fairer share of climate finance to adaptation by communities on the ground? How can funding needs be better estimated and met? And if there’s no progress on international climate finance in Lima, how will it affect prospects for a new global climate change deal next year in Paris?
Héla Cheikhrouhou, executive director, Green Climate Fund; Sven Harmeling, climate change advocacy coordinator, CARE International; Katie Sullivan, director, North American policy and climate finance, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA);Brandon Wu, senior policy analyst, ActionAid USA; David Waskow, director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute