European Capacity Building Initiative

Improving Access to Climate Finance for Small and Vulnerable States

A report from the Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013. The report sets out practical steps to unlock climate financing for small and vulnerable states worldwide. The Expert Group brought a wealth of expertise and experience from around the Commonwealth to bear on this issue, led by the Chair, HE Bharrat Jagdeo, former President of Guyana. The Report provided 5 key recommendations for consideration: a) improve transparency and accountability around commitments and pledges; b) improved access to existing sources of climate finance; c) focus leader-level attention to strengthen national planning systems; d) support the UNFCCC process and the post-2015-development framework; and e) support the reform of the global economy to support climate needs.

FC Publication Date: 
11 April 2014
FC Publication: 
Laurel Murray