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A Conference Co-Hosted by the Center for Global Development (CGD), the Korean Development Institute (KDI), and the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Mobilizing and allocating finance to address the global public goods dimensions of climate change—both emissions reductions and resilience—is one of the great policy challenges of our age. Within the development and climate finance policy communities, most of the attention has focused, understandably, on how to raise the hundreds of billions of dollars that will be needed. After all, if you can’t raise it you can’t spend it. However, one major obstacle in mobilizing climate finance has been a lack of consensus on how new public climate money would be best spent.
The October 9th, 2013, conference, “How to Spend It (If We Had It): Priorities for Allocating International Climate Change Finance” jointly organized by Center for Global Development, the Korean Development Institute (KDI), and the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), will showcase perspectives from technical experts and policymakers on how to make the best use of international public climate finance. This day-long conference is designed to provide potential solutions to address challenges such as evaluating criteria for country allocations, identifying priorities among sectors and approaches, establishing effective disbursement mechanisms, and exploring innovative financing techniques that can successfully leverage public funds for climate change finance.
Keynote Panel: Balancing Country Ownership and Funder Priorities Session I: Spending Climate Finance to Create Low-Cost Zero-Carbon Technologies Session II: How Can Public Funding Catalyze Large-Scale Private Investment? Lunchtime Keynote: “Why Forests, Why Now?” Session III: Policy Reform: Reducing Costs, Ensuring Effective Use of Resources Session IV: Early Lessons in Allocating Public Climate Finance
Featuring Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Patricia Bliss-Guest, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank
Artur Cardoso de Lacerda, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
Howard Herzog, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ken Lay, The Rock Creek Group
Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations
John Morton, Overseas Private Investment Council
Billy Pizer, Duke University
Frances Seymour, Center for Global Development
Vikram Widge, International Finance Corporation and more…
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.