Support to SIDS representatives on the GCF Board and facilitation of informal meetings

The aim of this project is to assist and empower Small Island Developing States (SIDS) representatives on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to operationalize an international climate finance architecture that is responsive to their adaptation needs and will provide increased volumes of funding for mitigation in developing countries to assist in the global peaking of emissions sufficient to keep warming below 1.5°C – one of SIDS and LDCs key demands.

On-demand analytical, strategic and technical support delivered by Climate Analytics should give SIDS representatives confidence to take a leading role in the operationalization of the GCF. Strong engagement of SIDS representatives in the GCF process will promote a better understanding of the special circumstances, needs and capacity constraints of SIDS by other parties, which should be reflected in the operational policies of the fund.

The support provided is based on requests by SIDS Board Representatives and will include the following:

i. Support in the preparation of SIDS delegates for GCF Board Meetings

ii. Real time technical and strategic support during Board Meetings

iii. Policy advice and strategic support on SIDS priorities and other issues identified at the first Board Meeting; and

iv. Facilitation of meetings that allow SIDS delegates to exchange views with their Partners in an informal setting, e.g. in informal workshops

The project is complimentary to the analytical work provided under the SURVIVE-Project that also assists SIDS UNFCCC finance negotiators to develop comprehensive positions on the provision of long-term finance, the evaluation of the fast start finance initiative and working modalities for the Standing Committee.

Linking the support delivered through both of the projects should assist SIDS in reflecting how specific policy options in operationalizing the GCF will impact their overall goals in the UNFCCC negotiations and national climate and development strategies and plans. This should enable SIDS to formulate an integrated strategy in the implementation of the international climate finance architecture as part of the 2015 climate negotiations launched in Durban that takes into account the needs of vulnerable countries.

Funders

This project is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network ("CDKN")

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network ("CDKN") is funded by the Department for International Development and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is led and administered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is assisted in the management of CDKN by an alliance of organisations comprising the Overseas Development Institute, Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano, South-South-North, LEAD International, and INTRAC

Project Period

May 2012 to April 2013

Gofriller Studio