European Capacity Building Initiative

Meetings related to Enhanced Direct Access in Delhi

A series of meetings were held in Delhi in August 2019, related to the development of two proposals for Enhanced Direct Access under the Green Climate Fund. On 5 August, Anju Sharma met Minister for Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar in the his office in the Parliament of India, to describe a proposal for adaptation finance for local governments in India, as originally conceived in the 2015 paper on Consolidation and Devolution of Climate Finance: The Case of India.

On 6 August, Benito Müller, ecbi Director, attended a meeting at the Delhi-based Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four national public-sector bodies, to finalise the concept note for a GCF Enhanced Direct Access proposal for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in MSMEs with performance-based payments through a pilot Carbon Fund and Auction Facility, as originally conceived in a 2015 OCP/ecbi Working on Engaging Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in developing countries: Enhanced Direct Access and the GCF Private Sector Facility.
On Wedensday 7 August, Müller and Sharma met the head of the Indian GCF National Designated Authority, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, to update him on the two EDA proposals.

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