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The financing needs for climate change adaptation in developing countries for 2010-2050 are estimated at $100B per year, equivalent to current official development assistance levels across all sectors.Improved capacity to prepare sophisticated proposals to the donour community can increase the chance of accessing finance options.
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26 October 2016

The training on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation” on 6 – 10 December 2016 is a comprehensive five (5) day training program to enable government officials to prepare fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The training is offered jointly by The Climate Change Asia (CCA), Asian Institute of Technology.

The objectives of the course are:

  • help in understanding climate change realities and risks; how to manage risks, screen for sensitivities, and address key vulnerable groups and areas; how climate change adaptation can be grounded in national development plans and broader national adaptation policy and strategic frameworks.

  • aid in identifying sources of international funding options and develop capacities for accessing those sources.

  • build capacity in project preparation for climate change adaptation by illustrating ‘how-to’ methods, tools and processes for use in rigorous adaptation project/program design in line with policies and plans.

  • provide an introduction to Implementation and monitoring of projects.

Organizer: The Climate Change Asia (CCA) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) aims to meet the capacity building needs in the Asia Pacific region, in line with the Paris Agreement and 2030 Development Agenda. The overall goal of the CCA Program is to “assist countries to meet, and even surpass, the targets outlined in their INDCs by enhancing national capacities to meet diverse but specific needs—technical, institutional, and policy-related”. The Program has two broad outputs. First, to build capacities of government officials, private sector managers, NGOs and other key actors in the region in identifying and managing climate change responses, over the next five years, consistent with nationally determined contributions. Second, to translate these enhanced capacities into on-the-ground action, by equipping countries with the knowledge and skills required to prepare, secure financing for, and implement 'bankable' climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

Target participants: The training is open to government officials that manage project proposal and development from Asia and the Pacific.

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Course Fee: A course fee of USD 2,500 per participant includes the training material as well as meals andrefreshments during the training. Participants are expected to make their own flight and accommodation arrangements.

Deadline for Registration: 21 November 2016

For more information regarding the training, registration and course fee payment contact cca@ait.asia

 

Bangkok, Thailand
14 September 2016

Last date to apply: September 22, 2016
Course Delivery Dates: September 27- October 18, 2016

Introduction:

The International Energy Agency estimates that the world needs some $1 trillion a year over 2012 to 2050 to finance this transition. Climate finance is, therefore, critical for investing in mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries.

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.

Target Audience:

Senior and mid-level policy-makers and climate finance practitioners from public sector international organizations, private sectors and academic institutions. Especially helpful for practitioners who are involved in accessing, delivering, and monitoring/evaluating climate finance at the international, national and subnational level.

Link to the Website and Enrollment:

https://olc.worldbank.org/content/climate-finance-essentials-innovative-...  

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11 February 2016

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Regional Centre is hosting the 7th IGES Knowledge Café – an informal knowledge exchange and networking session held regularly in downtown Bangkok – on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 at 10:00am.

This time we are very pleased to have with us Mr. Youssef Arfaoui, Mitigation Coordinator, from the Green Climate Fund to share his thoughts on financing climate change projects in the region, particularly with the Paris climate talks behind us. We will discuss what’s ahead for countries – more specifically, what financial mechanisms are available, how they will operate, and, ultimately, how countries can get money.

This session will be moderated by avid environmentalist and IGES Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Peter King.

JOIN US AND NETWORK

Anyone interested in environmental issues and financing climate change is cordially invited to attend, ask questions, share perspectives, and network.

Previous café participants usually include representatives from development agencies, government, private sector, civil society, and media.

Admission is free and light snacks and coffee will be served. Please RSVP via email to koh-ten@iges.or.jp by 15 February 2016.

Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Organizer: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Regional Centre

Please RSVP to Ms. Sunantha Koh-Ten by 15 February 2016. 

Venue: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Web Site: http://www.fccthai.com
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Youssef Arfaoui
Mr. Youssef Arfaoui is the Mitigation Coordinator at the Green Climate Fund. He was previously Chief Renewable Energy Specialist at the African Development Bank. He closed a good number of deals: on Geothermal (500MW); Wind (1200MW), Hydro (600MW), Cogen (90MW) and Solar (300MW), taking into account the implementation of the two climate pillars: mitigation and adaptation.

He also took initiatives to a number of clean investments:

  1. Introduction and implementation clean investments to the African Development Bank, where he led and closed many transactions in both the public and private sectors.
  2. Preparation of clean investments strategy and policy of the African Development Bank, such Clean Energy Investment Framework for Africa (CEIF). 

Mr. Arfaoui brings expertise to the Green Climate Fund specifically in project financing. His current main responsibility at the Fund is to promote Clean Investments with primary focus on mitigation. 

Mr. Arfaoui holds a M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering combined with Finance from the Technical University of Denmark. He has a wide range of experience in the energy sector, specifically renewable energy technologies.

ABOUT THE IGES KNOWLEDGE CAFÉ

Previously known as the Evening Café, the IGES Knowledge Café facilitates discussions on emerging environmental issues among practitioners and anyone interested in these issues. The Café brings together likeminded people to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences. IGES initiates these events but welcomes other interested organisations to co-host and foster this growing community of practice. 

Past Café summaries can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Suggestions for topics are also welcome.

ABOUT THE IGES BANGKOK REGIONAL CENTRE

IGES established its first overseas project office in Thailand in 2003. In early 2011, the project office was upgraded to the IGES Regional Centre to strengthen its functions and expand its activities under the mission of IGES. The Regional Centre works to strengthen IGES’s partnerships with key stakeholders in the region; provides secretariat services for regional networks specialising in climate change adaptation, environmental enforcement and compliance, and sustainable development; and engages in related regional activities to facilitate environmental policy development. 

CONTACT PERSON

Sunantha Koh-Ten (Ms.)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Bangkok Regional Centre
E-mail: koh-ten@iges.or.jp 
Tel. 02-651-8797 ext. 31

FCCT, Bangkok, Thailand

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