The creation of a global Green Climate Fund represents an important victory for developing countries and their civil society allies at the UN climate talks held in Cancun in 2010. However, the daunting task of designing almost all major elements of the new fund remains on the agenda for the coming year.

Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion with climate finance experts from developing country governments and global civil society. Speakers will share their perspectives on the equity implications of key elements of the new fund including social and environmental safeguards, direct access to climate funding, and the most appropriate role of international financial institutions, such as that of the World Bank. Panelists will outline the pragmatic approaches needed to design a climate fund that protects environmental integrity and achieves political inclusion, while respecting national sovereignty.

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Janet Redman, Co-director, Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, Institute for Policy Studies


  • H.E. Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations

  • Mr. Farrukh Iqbal Khan, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations (invited)

  • Amar Bhattacharya, Director, G24 Secretariat

  • Lidy Nacpil, Coordinator, Jubilee South Asia-Pacific Movement on Debt and Development

  • Ilana Solomon, Policy Analyst, ActionAid USA

We hope to be joined by respondents from invited international institutions.

This event is co-sponsored by ActionAid USA, Friends of the Earth USA, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Institute for Policy Studies, Jubilee South Asia-Pacific Movement on Debt and Development, World Resources Institute, and the Energy, Resources and Environment Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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