VANUATU CLIMATE FINANCE FORUM
You are invited to the Vanuatu Climate Finance Forum. Returning from the UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco, it is apparent that much remains to be done to prepare our nation to receive and benefit from the climate finance flows reaching our shores.
Your participation is humbly requested on 30thNovember & 1st December 2016
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Lunch will be provided.
Venue: Le Lagoon.
Vanuatu, like most Small Island Developing States (SIDS), bears little responsibility for climate change, but its geographical, socioeconomic and climate profiles makes it particularly vulnerable to its impacts. Despite this, Vanuatu remains poorly funded, and approved finance fulfils only a small part of actual needs. While several climate change programs in Vanuatu provide finance in the millions of dollars, Vanuatu is gearing up to access substantially greater finance from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as well as bilateral and private sector funds. This 1st Vanuatu Climate Finance form seeks to pull together decision-makers, technical officers, development partners and non-government stakeholders to learn about the complex global architecture of global finance, share lessons learned from climate finance in Vanuatu as well as chart a tangible way forward. The forum will consider key challenges to meeting national climate finance aspirations including programming and prioritization, coordination and monitoring & evaluation. Over the course of two days, the agenda provides a chance for high-level decision-makers to set policy priorities and technical staff to devise short, medium and long-term milestones to meet these aspirations.
- Overview Document Highlighting the Global Climate Financing Architecture and Modalities
- Summary Document Outlining Past & Current Climate Finance Flows in Vanuatu
Expected Workshop Outputs
- High -Level Vanuatu Climate Finance Policy Directives Outcomes Document
- Vanuatu Climate Finance Milestones (Short, Medium & Long Term) Document
- Work Planning for upcoming CF Projects: focal areasfor GCF, ISACC, GIZ-DFAT, USAID-Climate Ready
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