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A workshop on long-term climate finance 2017 will be held from 10:00 to 18:00 on Monday, 15 May, 2017, in Bonn, Germany. The in-session workshops on long-term climate finance are organized annually until 2020, at the request of governments.

The workshop is open to all governments and observers attending the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn. It will feature technical and action-oriented discussions with the aim to generate concrete findings and conclusions to be considered by the governments. The workshop’s objectives are to:

  • Arrive at a better understanding of how climate finance needs identified and assessed by developing countries can be articulated and translated into projects and programmes, including through international cooperation;
  • Identify steps and actions that can be undertaken to improve access to climate finance;
  • Achieve greater clarity on the policy and regulatory environment needed to scale-up climate finance.

The workshop features scene-setting presentations aimed at providing a starting point for the discussions and country case studies that will generate important impulses for in-depth discussions in break out groups. In addition, plenary discussions will provide space for further expert inputs, reflection on the key issues discussed and the identification of concrete actions and next steps to be taken with regard to the workshop topics.

The topics of the in-session workshops are mandated by the COP which at its 22nd session in Marrakech decided that in 2017 and 2018, the workshops will, with a view to scaling up climate finance for mitigation and adaptation, focus on experiences and lessons learned from:

  1. Articulating and translating needs identified in country-driven processes into projects and programmes;
  2. Roles of policies and enabling environments for mitigation and adaptation finance;
  3. Facilitating enhanced access.

The outcomes of the workshop will be captured in a summary report which will be considered by the COP at its 23rd session and will also inform the deliberations at the High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance at the 24th session of the COP in 2018. The provisional programme of the workshop and other information on this event are available here.

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