Last date to apply – April 20, 2017
Course Delivery Dates: April 25 – May 24, 2017
This course introduces the concept of climate finance, provides an overview to the current landscape of climate finance, the sources and instruments being used, and offers a deeper look at how to be ready to plan, access and deliver finance. This course also presents innovative approaches to scale-up amounts needed to meet the climate change challenge, instruments to overcome risk, and the role of National Development Banks in scaling-up private finance.
This course builds on existing climate finance guidebooks and assessment reports developed by strategic partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank.
The course takes stock of the tested knowledge and practices in climate finance from different development partners and delivers a unique and timely learning product to build participant capacities in planning, accessing, delivering, and monitoring climate finance at the national level. This course has been revamped from the previous Climate Finance Essentials course to ‘Climate Finance: Innovative Approaches Supporting Climate Action’ that incorporates the Paris Agreement outcomes and also, covers reflections of the recent COP 22.
The overall objective of this course is to inform policy planners and climate finance practitioner about impactful climate investments in both mitigation and adaptation initiatives, and how the target of climate finance is a range of interventions that advance low-carbon and climate-resilient growth.
Specifically, this course provides relevant background, practical knowledge and 'how-to' skills in order to:
- Understand the climate finance life cycle, main actors and flow of climate finance through various channels
- Manage the planning, accessing, delivering and monitoring of climate finance at the national level
- Utilize policy and financial instruments in the public sector to mitigate risk, leverage and scale-up Climate Finance investment from the private sector
- Amplify developing country Climate Finance Readiness by identifying the national systems and capacities needed to effectively use Climate Finance, as well as the tools, mechanisms and modalities available to help with Climate Finance Readiness
For more details, Contact:
Ms. Chandni Dinakaran – firstname.lastname@example.org