Global Forum on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness

Over 170 participants from Ministries of Finance, Planning and Environment from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean and the Middle East met in Incheon, Korea on 2nd & 3rd December 2013 with development partners, civil society and representatives from the UNFCC and Green Climate Fund for the Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance. The Forum was co-organized by the UNDP and Government of Korea, OECD and the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), and co-financed by the governments of Korea, Sweden, Germany and the EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance.

Country systems were defined broadly to include national and local systems for planning, policy coordination and implementation, budgeting and financial management, procurement and monitoring and evaluation. Climate finance was defined based on a country-led definition of climate expenditures both from domestic and international sources. The benefits of country systems for climate finance were greater ownership, reduced duplication, domestic transparency and accountability and more opportunities for transformation and mainstreaming. The challenges for use of country systems included political, institutional and fiduciary issues.

Global Forum Summary

Presentations from the forum
Day 1

    Session 4: Break-out group session: Peer to peer review by countries of their overall systems for managing climate finance and opportunities and challenges for strengthening these systems and better managing climate finance at the country level

Day 2

    Session 5: Recap and highlights from Day 1

    Session 9: Moving forward: Conclusions and Next Steps

Mr. Thomas Beloe
Governance of Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness Advisor UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre
Ms. Jan Corfee Morlot
Senior Policy Analyst/Team Leader Environment and Climate Change, OECD