Since 2016, international climate policy is based on the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. According to Article 9 of this treaty, developed countries shall provide financial resources to assist developing countries with respect to both mitigation and adaptation. Climate finance should be mobilized from a wide variety of sources, instruments and channels, and through a variety of actions. The aim is making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low GHG emissions and climate-resilient development (Art. 2). Parties therefore agreed on reaching a goal of jointly mobilizing USD 100 billion annually by 2020. Cooperative approaches, like joint mitigation projects and programmes, remain a crucial part of the international climate regime (Art. 6).
At the Z-CMA event, we will address inter alia the following questions: How can we achieve sustainable climate finance at scale? What are the key barriers and hurdles to meet this goal? Which approaches are being discussed by leading actors across the green finance community to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy? What role to play for public sector and the business community in Switzerland and other OECD member states? How are good practices and lessons learned from results-based finance acknowledged? And have innovative projects and approaches already emerged that contribute to the international Swiss commitment on climate finance?
The following international experts on climate finance will participate in a moderated podium discussion, split in two sessions:
(Presentations are linked with presenter's name)
Mobilizing climate finance – international aspects (40 min)
Mobilizing climate finance – national aspects (80 min)
Moderation: Harald Diaz-Bone (First Climate)
Also read the summary "Spotlight on the $ 100 billion question" here.
The panel discussion takes place in the context of ZCMAs annual general meeting which is held before from 15:30 - 16:45 in the same room A 32.1. The panel discussion starts at 17h.
Participation fee: CHF 50 / CHF 20 for member of EnAW/act/swisscleantech
Free of charge for member of ZCMA and students