Towards a complete registry and transparent system for tracking climate finance
Bert Metz - senior member of Project Catalyst, former IPCC Co‐Chair, and Senior Fellow at European Climate Foundation
Delia Villagrasa - Senior Advisor, European Climate Foundation
Dr. Niklas Höhne - Director Energy and Climate Policy, Ecofys
Dr. Barbara Buchner, Director, Climate Policy Institute Venice
Jessica Brown, Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute
Dr. J. Timmons Roberts, AidData.org and Director, Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University
This side event will explore what is needed to build a better understanding of system‐wide climate finance to transition to resilient green economies required for human development and climate stability. It will address how climate finance is tracked and reported, at the international, national and project levels.
Transparency of financial flows and builds trust, increases the leverage of private funds, increases ownership, and improves our understanding of financial effectiveness. However, currently there is only patchy information about existing finance streams, no consistent definitions, and substantial gaps in the understanding of what investments are most needed. A system improving on current climate finance tracking and reporting is therefore needed, and is feasible.
This side event will discuss existing practice on climate finance tracking and reporting, some of the major benefits and challenges in improving the system, and offer concrete and feasible approaches that could be undertaken by Parties to quickly address the situation.