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Climate Finance from Cancun to Durban: Informal Meeting of Climate Finance Negotiators

On 2-3 February 2011, the World Resources Institute and Climate Analytics hosted an informal meeting of climate finance negotiators in New York City. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for delegations involved in the negotiation of those parts of the Cancun Agreements related to the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to exchange views on the next steps in the Fund’s design.

Participants were invited to share views and expectations on what was agreed in Cancun and what had been left unresolved. The meeting was designed to jumpstart, but in no way pre-empt, the work of the Transitional Committee (TC). The meeting operated under the Chatham House Rule.

WRI and Climate Analytics prepared an informal summary under their shared responsibility and it should not be taken to reflect the official positions of any government or institution present at the meeting.

Summary includes:

I. Purpose and organization of the meeting
II. Organizational matters related to the Transitional Committee
III. Green Climate Fund design issues
IV. Next steps on Green Climate Fund design
V. Other finance issues in the Cancun Agreements

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