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Aid Effectiveness for Climate Compatible Development: What can we learn from experience in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Grenada?


Developing countries need significant funding to build more climate-resilient, low-carbon economies. Much of this funding may come from international sources. How are developing and developed countries - and international institutions - working in partnership to disburse climate finance effectively? What's required to make climate finance fair, transparent and accountable?

CDKN, WRI and the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) have produced a set of briefings - the "Inside Stories on Climate Compatible Development" - that explore different countries' experiences in designing and delivering climate compatible development. Case studies from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Grenada highlight the knotty questions and stakeholder dynamics involved in disbursing climate finance. They offer important lessons for other countries – recipient and donor alike – in how to structure and govern climate finance flows.

Read more details about the "Inside Stories" at http://www.wri.org/publications/inside-stories or http://cdkn.org/inside-stories.

Our featured speakers include:

  • Jennifer Morgan, Director of Climate and Energy Program, WRI
    Welcome and introduction

  • Ari Huhtala, Director of Policy and Programmes, CDKN
    Introduction to CDKN's approach, and the big picture of climate finance in developing countries

  • Rauf Prasodjo, Former Research Analyst at WRI, Currently at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Aid effectiveness in the context of Indonesia's logging moratorium.

  • Clifford Polycarp, Senior Associate, International Financial Flows and Environment, WRI
    Institutions for climate aid effectiveness - the case of Bangladesh.

  • Sarah Mason-Case, Legal Officer, Legal Preparedness for Climate Change and Legal Preparedness for the Green Economy Initiatives, IDLO
    Technical and financial support for mainstreaming climate resilience into development in Grenada.

Please RSVP at fgcelul@law.nyu.edu.

Please contact Ailun Yang at ayang@wri.org for more details of the event.

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