Following the money: reviewing fast-start finance contributions

17 May 2012 17:00 - 19:00 GMT+00
Side Event
Description

It is imperative to understand where and how developed countries are delivering on their climate finance pledges. This event will present key lessons from case studies of the UK and US fast-start finance contributions, as well as preliminary conclusions from a similar study of Japan’s contribution. The studies are lead by ODI, WRI, and IGES, respectively, in collaboration with the Open Climate Network, a partnership of researchers and civil society to track country progress on climate change. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session.

Invited panelists include representatives from:

·         UK DFID

·         US Department of State

·         Government of Mali

·         Government of South Africa

·         Oxfam International

·         UNFCCC Secretariat

Outputs

Shedding light on fast-start finance

Comment | 17 May 2012 | Taryn Fransen and Smita Nakhooda
'It’s not presently possible to say with confidence how much funding has been disbursed or where it’s going... consistent fast-start finance reports that provide detailed lists of projects and programs supported are needed'
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