Kevin Watkins - Director, ODI
Lessons from fast start finance for efforts to scale up
Taryn Fransen - Project Director - Open Climate Network, World Resources Institute
Panel Discussion: Charting the road to Paris – an Exchange of Perspectives
Spencer Thomas - Ambassador and Special Envoy for Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Grenada
Stacey Swann - Head, World Bank Task Force to Catalyze Climate Action
Seyni Nafo - Africa Group Spokesperson, Mali
Shelagh Whitley - Research Fellow, ODI
The discussion will bring leaders from the private sector, government, and research communities together to exchange perspectives on the need for clear signals on the role that public finance can play in supporting continued and more effective action on climate change.
It will feature new research from ODI, WRI, and IGES on lessons from the Fast Start Finance period for future delivery of climate finance. It will also explore options for bringing information and insight into the political process, including through initiatives such as the Climate Finance Advisory Service coordinated by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Germanwatch and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
A full schedule of UNFCCC side events at COP 19 in Warsaw can be found here.