Negotiations at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) focus on defining the role of market mechanisms to reduce global emissions. Finance is also a topic of discussion, and the Green Climate Fund’s replenishment and governance reform forms a part of this.

UN Climate chief Patricia Espinosa described the current situation as a “climate emergency” and it stands to reason that the question of how countries can boost their national climate plans known as nationally-determined contributions (NDCs) will feature in discussion as countries are due to update these NDCs by 2020.

Green Climate Fund: stocktake and transformation

At a side event on Saturday, 22 June (11:30-13:00) the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) and SEI are co-hosting the event “Replenishing the GCF as a Force for Transformation.” You can participate virtually in this meeting.

Lessons for developing countries’ NDCs

On Wednesday, 26 June (15:00-16:30), SEI’s Cleo Verkuijl will speak at the side event “Developing countries’ NDCs: lessons learned for increasing transparency, ambition, and ownership” co-organized by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), and webcast live by UNFCCC.

Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation

“Adaptation finance, including the private sector” is the topic under discussion during this year’s Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation (TEM-A) running in parallel to meetings and discussions of the Subsidiary Bodies on June 26 and 27.

SEI’s Kevin Adams and Adis Dzebo will be presenting research, with Adis Dzebo outlining a new tool for visualizing climate and development finance flows. Adis will also participate in a UNFCCC-hosted Facebook Live on Monday, 25 June.

Coherence and incoherence in reforming fossil fuel subsidies

Cleo Verkuijl will speak about fossil-fuel subsidy reform at an event co-organised by Stockholm University, Free University of Amsterdam, and the University of Eastern Finland at Wednesday, 26 June (16:45-18:15). UNFCCC offers a live webcast of this event.

Virtual participation

UNFCCC offers a live webcast of some events, including a live broadcast on Facebook.

How to participate