2016 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance: Financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change | Asian Development Bank

2016 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance: Financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

Event | 5 - 6 September 2016 ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

Description

At its eleventh meeting held in October 2015 in Bonn, Germany, the Standing Committeee on Finance (SCF) decided to respond positively to the invitation, by the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts, to dedicate its 2016 forum to the theme of financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, in the context of Action Area 7 of the workplan of the Executive Committee. The 2016 forum of the Standing Committee on Finance will be held in cooperation with ADB.

Objectives

The Standing Committee on Finance was mandated by the Conference of the Parties (COP), at its 17th session, to organize a forum for the communication and continued exchange of information among bodies and entities dealing with climate change finance in order to promote linkages and coherence. The Standing Committee on Finance reports on the forum in its annual reports to the COP. The forum will be in a two-day format, incorporating both plenary sessions and breakout group sessions.

Target participants

More than 100 representatives from governments, financial institutions, private sector and civil society are expected to attend the forum. The forum will be open to UNFCCC Parties and observers. Please contact the secretariat at [email protected] to receive the registration form.