It is imperative to understand where and how developed countries are delivering on their climate finance pledges. This event presented key lessons from case studies of the UK and US fast-start finance contributions, as well as preliminary conclusions from a similar study of Japan’s contribution. The studies were led by ODI, WRI, and IGES, respectively, in collaboration with the Open Climate Network, a partnership of researchers and civil society to track country progress on climate change. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session.

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Coverage of the Event from Earth Negotiations Bulletin, IISD

Chair:

  • Rob Bradley, United Arab Emirates

Presenters:

  • Taryn Fransen, World Resources Institute
  • Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute

Panelists:

  • Monica Araya, Costa Rica Delegation
  • Jessica Brown, US Department of State
  • Daisy Streatfeild, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Yolando Velasco, UNFCCC Secretariat (participated in his personal capacity)