Climate finance effectiveness

24 March - 30 May 2011
Event Series

With the first meeting of the transitional committee of the Global Climate Fund now scheduled for April and the first annual fast start finance progress report due in May we can expect a succession of influential events throughout the year.  ODI will make a contribution to this agenda by hosting a series of public meetings on climate finance that will run from March through to May.

Aimed at informing the development and climate change communities, our focus will be to examine how climate finance can be raised, governed and delivered in a way that maximises its development impact.  This means examining not only the international architecture (meeting 1) but also looking to see how climate finance plays out at the recipient country level (meeting 2).  It will require harnessing all sources of finance, both public and private sources (meeting 3) as well as examining the most effective delivery modalities (meeting 4).  Of central importance to many developing countries is securing the necessary financial resources to adapt to the consequences of climate change (meeting 5) in an effort to secure new patterns of growth and economic development (meeting 6).

This meeting series will bring together some of the most influential thinkers and implementers of climate finance to speak at ODI in London. 

Capitalising on climate change

Public event | 17 May 2011 13:00 - 14:15 GMT+01 (BST)

Low carbon growth strategies need to be put in place to stimulate green investment and innovation, and attract climate finance from both private and public sources.  However, ODI research on the low...


How do you spend adaptation finance with confidence?

Public event | 10 May 2011 13:00 - 14:15 GMT+01 (BST)

Adaptation to climate change is a core objective of the international climate change negotiations and is receiving increasing financial support as commitments to reducing greenhouse gases are further delayed.  ...


Are vertical funds right for climate finance?

Public event | 5 May 2011 13:00 - 14:15 GMT+01 (BST)

At present, climate finance is very much in its infancy. However, the challenges it will face to be effective, for both climate change and development, will in many areas be similar to those encountered by the traditional aid industry over the last...


After 2015: new challenges in development - climate finance

Public event | 24 March 2011 13:00 - 14:30 GMT+00

This meeting is at the inter-section of two ODI meeting series - on the post 2015 development framework, and on climate finance. The meeting will assess the extent to which achieving progress on poverty and deprivation can become an aspect of...