This event was organised by the Paris Committee on Capcity Building (PCCB) and ecbi on 8 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, during the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
From its beginning in 2005, ecbi has been based on the understanding that enhancing the capacity of the multilateral climate change regime to produce ambitious outcomes involves a large degree of building and enhancing trust between negotiators. Over the past five years, the ecbi founding Director, Professor Benito Müller, has been arguing that the well-being of the Financial Mechanism of the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement plays a key role in generating such trust. The PCCB and ecbi therefore joined forces to look into ideas of generating innovative, additional contributions to the funds of the Financial Mechanism and of mechanisms to enhance their longer-term viability. The event showcased some of these ideas, as trust building instruments to strengthen the capacity of the multilateral system to generate ambition in the global effort to fight climate change.
The Seminar, facilitated by Marzena Chodor, Co-Chair of the PCCB, was targeted at key stakeholders in the field of multilateral climate finance, including finance negotiators, representatives of relevant UNFCCC bodies, international financial institutions, NGOs, as well as independent experts.
(in alphabetical order):
• Achala Abeysinghe, Senior Strategic Adviser to the LDC Group spoke on "The LDC proposal for an International Air Passenger Adaptation Levy (IAPAL)".
• Mariam Jashi, President, Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development discussed "Diversity of Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Development".
• Sean Kidney CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative addressed "Green Bonds".
• Kelley Kizzier, Independent Consultant, spoke on "Carbon Taxation for International Maritime Fuels".
• Benito Müller, University of Oxford, Director ecbi spoke on a "Western Climate Fund", and on "Corporate Air Passenger Solidarity Programme".
• Julie-Anne Richards, Adviser, Climate Damages Tax Coalition, discussed "Carbon Taxation for International Maritime Fuels".