UNFCCC E-forum Promotes Knowledge-sharing on Long-term Finance

1 October 2012. The mobilization of additional financial resources is crucial to effectively address climate change. In order to promote an informed dialogue between Parties, public and private finance community, civil society and academia on this matter, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched an E-forum on Long-term Finance from 3 September to 6 October 2012, in parallel with the Bangkok negotiation sessions.

This e-forum seeks to engage with stakeholders and provides a platform for the exchange of views and sharing of technical and analytic information on a variety of topics. It includes sub-forums on: 

  • Scaling mobilization of finance resources from multiple sources of finance (from 3-9 September)
  • Insight from approaches applied to assessment of financing needs to implement mitigation and adaptation measures in developing countries (from 10-14 September) 
  • Addressing the adaptation finance needs of developing countries (from 15-22 September) 
  • Enabling conditions needed to mobilize climate finance (from 23 September to 6 October).  

The e-forum is a knowledge-sharing platform developed as part of the UNFCCC Work Programme on Long-term Finance. The aim of the work programme is to contribute to the on-going efforts to scale up the mobilization of climate change finance after 2012. It analyzes options for the mobilization of resources from a wide variety of sources, public and private, bilateral and multilateral, including alternative sources and relevant analytical work on the climate-related financing needs of developing countries. The decision to undertake a work programme on long-term finance in 2012, including workshops, was taken by the COP at its seventeenth session to progress on long-term finance in the context of decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 97–101.

For further information please contact: longtermfinance@unfccc.int or visit: http://unfccc.int/cooperation_support/financial_mechanism/long-term_finance/items/7047.php.