The course brought together a range of AfLP members to explore themes of unlocking international climate finance and enhancing climate finance readiness. [more...]
Who we are
The Finance Working Group has over 600 members from developed and developing countries around the world. Membership is made up of government officials, consultants and advisors, academics, NGOs, and representatives of international and regional organisations and the private sector. The Working Group is convened by the Energy Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). The Co-Chairs are the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam. Read the Finance Working Group factsheet Join LEDS GP and contact us
Resource guide The Finance Working Group is developing an online resource guide that will help members easily find relevant resources for specific LEDS finance topics. We have been gathering and reviewing resources, including both introductory and more detailed reports, and case studies, and will provide links to these using a simple and intuitive framework that we have developed to help members find resources that meet their needs. The resource will be refined over time following member feedback and as new resources become available, while still aiming to be concise and easy to use. The resource guide will be launched online in late 2016 on the LEDS GP website. Webinars In June 2016 the Climate Policy Initiative presented a webinar on financing NDCs providing some answers to the following questions: What are the sources for financing NDCs? What are the most effective policies and instruments to spur investments? How can practitioners get things moving on the ground? The webinar and related resources can be found here.
- NDC and LEDS finance: helping countries develop robust and implementable approaches to raise finance for their NDCs and LEDS, through training, webinars, access to knowledge products, and peer learning and exchange.
- Private sector engagement: identifying ways to increase the private sector’s engagement and investment in LEDS through specific early mover projects which create and disseminate new knowledge and best practice.
- Facilitating access to finance resources: helping members to navigate the huge amount of information and resources on LEDS finance topic by developing a curated set of finance resources that is easy and efficient to use.
Technical assistance and other services
Though the LEDS GP’s Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service, the Finance Working Group supports requests from developing country LEDS teams, including government agencies and consultants, technical institutions, and NGOs that are working directly with country governments to plan and implement their LEDS. The Finance Working Group can provide targeted support on finance issues to governments upon request, for up to 40 hours of an expert’s time. In particular the Finance Working Group can offer support on: developing LEDS finance plans; identifying and developing ‘bankable’ projects such as nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs); and understanding and accessing international climate finance including the Green Climate Fund.
Watch this webinar on national monitoring approaches for climate change public finance, delivered by the LEDS GP Finance Working Group and Neil Bird of ODI. [more...]