United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) | 4 returns

2020 is projected to be one of the
warmest years recorded, putting greater pressure on countries for climate
action. The current health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 exacerbates
existing vulnerabilities driving up the cost of climate action. Delivery of
climate finance is ever so important to address climate-related needs and
priorities and help countries to recover sustainably.

A growing number of developing
countries are increasing their efforts to identify climate finance needs and
devise appropriate strategies. In relation to these efforts, international
climate finance is currently being channelled through multilateral and bilateral
agencies and dedicated multilateral climate funds, however, access to climate
finance remains a formidable challenge for many countries. Specifically, countries
express the need to make access to international climate funds simpler and
more efficient, and the financial and technical support of the funds to be
aligned with the needs identified by developing countries. These remain
critical to transforming the country and regional climate plans into projects.


The objective of the event is to share
ongoing efforts and experiences on enhancing developing countries access to
international climate funds and strengthen the alignment, mobilization and
delivery of support to the identified needs and priorities of developing
countries. It is part of the June Momentum on Climate Change events that
demonstrate the commitment to deliver climate action and ambition in 2020.

Panel and Agenda

Welcoming remarks

Patricia Espinosa,
Executive Secretary

Introduction by

Ms Amal Lee Amin,
CDC Group

High- level remarks

H.E. Yasmine Fouad,
Minister of Environment, Egypt

H.E. Jochen
Flasbarth, State Secretary, BMU, Germany

Interactive panel

H.E. Carlos Manuel
Rodríguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

H.E Hussain Rasheed
Hassan, Minister of Environment, Republic of Maldives

Ms. Naoko Ishii,

Mr. Javier
Manzanares, Deputy Executive Director, GCF

Mr. Mikko
Ollikainen, Manager, AFB secretariat

Mr. Rémy Rioux,
CEO, AFD & Chairman IDFC

Mr. Josué Tanaka,
Managing Director, EBRD

Mr. Eric Usher,

Mr. Vel Gnanendran,
Director, Climate and Environment, DFID


Open discussion
between the panel and the audience


Depapriya Roy


Tracey Lue


Hyunwoo Kim


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