PR 10.5 Bridging the gap: initiatives for better access to climate finance in Latin America

Thursday 12 May, 11.00 – 12.45, Van Walsum Room

There is a significant gap between climate funds available for adaptation and its actual application. International organisations try to reduce the gap by assisting proposal formulation, promoting south-south cooperation, blending public and private investment, supporting regional dialogues, etc. The session discusses innovative ways to bridge this particular climate finance gap, focusing on challenges and opportunities (including how research data and training can drive decision making) to assure faster access to adaptation finance. Presentations include short videos on successful cases of adaptation finance. Representatives from Latin America and the presenters will engage in an exchange of ideas with the audience.

Organised by Johannes Karremans, EUROCLIMA Programme, European Commission, Belgium
Partners Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Chile
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
Chair Johannes Karremans, EUROCLIMA Programme (European Commission), Belgium
Rapporteur Guillermo Dascal, EUROCLIMA Programme (European Commission), Belgium
Presentations

Overview of national and international climate funding for adaptation in Latin America: challenges and opportunities
Joseluis Samaniego, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), Chile

Fostering effective adaptation finance in Latin America: EU initiatives
Horst Pilger, European Commission, Belgium

Partnership for climate finance and development: tracking climate finance for adaptation and exploring the synergies with the Sustainable Development Goals
Gisela Campillo, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

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