RT 5 The road from Paris: closing the adaptation finance gap in vulnerable developing countries

Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Town Hall

One of the key outcomes of the Paris Agreement is the call to make financial flows consistent with pathway toward low carbon and climate resilient development. There is also widespread recognition of the need to increase the finance flows that will be necessary to adapt to the effects of climate change. Despite welcome new finance commitments in Paris from governments and the private sector, there has to be a drastic change to reach the scale of adaptation finance that is required. This roundtable event will bring together representatives from international financial institutions, developing country governments, and national institutions to discuss the current state of finance for adaptation, and explore some of the possible pathways to increase adaptation finance post-Paris. During the session, written questions from the audience will be selected and posed to the speakers.

Organised by Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Partners World Resources Institute (WRI)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Moderator Saliha Dobardzic, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Rapporteur Fareeha Iqbal, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Anne Olhoff, DTU-UNEP, to present the Adaptation Finance Gap Report
Mahamat Assayouti, African Development Bank
James Close, The World Bank
Orsalia Kalantzopoulus, Europa Re
Giza Gaspar Martins, former LDC Chair
Sumaya Zakieldeen, Sudan (LDC lead for adaptation)
Diane McFadzien, the Cook Islands (SPREP) (TBC)