European Capacity Building Initiative

Inaugural Meeting of the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance

On the 6th of September 2012, two years and one week after it was conceived during the 2010 ecbi Fellowships in Oxford, the Standing Committee had its formal inaugurating meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. In order to celebrate this significant event, and to provide a chance for its members to interact with the Standing Committee, the ecbi Finance Circle hosted a reception for the Standing Committee on 5 September in the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok. The ecbi director - who is advising Edith Kasajja, the LDC SC member from Uganda - opened the meeting with a few introductory remarks on the nature and the priorities of the Standing Committee (speaking notes appended), and he handed out the 'birth certificate' of the Standing Committee, the proposal by the 2010 ecbi Fellows to create 'a standing committee to provide support to the COP in exercising its functions with respect to the Financial Mechanism of the UNFCCC' (also appended). The reception was also attended by Mr Pa Ousman Jarju, LDC Group Chair, and Mr Prakash Mathema, LDC Group Chair elect.

LDC Chair and Chair-elect

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