More progress on substantive issues is needed to keep the climate talks headed in the right direction.
As the reporting deadline for 2010 looms, developed countries will need to prove that they are honestly meeting their modest $30 billion commitment.
On 2-3 February 2011, the World Resources Institute and Climate Analytics hosted an informal meeting of climate finance negotiators in New York City.
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Priorities for a Financing Mechanism for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage
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The UNFCCC Cancun Agreements of December 2010 marked an important step forward for transparency of country actions to respond to climate change. In addition to creating a new standard for the way countries report on their national climate commitments and actions, the agreements mandated advances in the reporting and review of countries’ climate finance contributions.
Developed countries have collectively pledged USD 30 billion from 2010-2012 to support developing countries’ climate efforts. This pledge, known as “fast-start finance,” was initially made in Copenhagen in 2009, and reiterated in the 2010 Cancun Agreements.
Negotiators are now figuring out the details that will turn the Cancun Agreements into something that makes a difference on the ground.
This post originally appeared on the World Bank blog Development in a Changing Climate
The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds that supports developing countries' efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The FIP Results Framework is a tool to monitor and evaluate the implementation of FIP funds. Following are WRI's comments suggesting ways to improve the FIP Results Framework.