Climate Finance Readiness & Effectiveness: Voices and Experiences from Latin America

DATE: Tuesday, December 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

VENUE: Georgetown University –School of Foreign Service (SFS) in Doha (5-minute ride from QNCC)
TRANSPORT: Shuttle from QNCC to Georgetown SFS Building, will be available starting at 4:30 PM at the QNCC.
SPONSORS: Swiss Development Cooperation, UNDP, The Nature Conservancy
RSVP: To Ms. Lisa Schindler at [email protected]
This year has marked one of increased country-led action on Climate Finance readiness and effectiveness from Latin American and Caribbean countries. Most prominently, last May in the city of Tela, Honduras, 92 participants from 26 countries gathered for the “First Latin American and the Caribbean Dialogue on Effective Climate Finance”, which represents the starting point for enhancing knowledge and experience sharing between this region’s practitioners from Ministries of Development, Environment, Finance and Foreign Affairs, among others.
In addition, this Dialogue prompted several countries to reinvigorate their efforts to design and implement in-country climate change planning processes and institutional arrangements, for which country-led studies on accessing and managing large-scale climate finance are underway. In addition,, comparative policy analyses are mapping these efforts, such as “Effective Climate Finance”, summarizing the mutual learning session held during the First Regional Dialogue, as well as “Climate Finance Readiness. Lessons Learned in Developing Countries”, launched by TNC this past August, and which conclusions will be presented here.
This side event is a testament to that ongoing collaboration among this Region’s countries, represented in this case by the Governments of Colombia, El Salvador and Peru, which have come together to share and exchange practice-proven solutions with the international community on their in-country developments on institutional arrangements and financial instruments for climate finance readiness and effectiveness. Beyond this discussion, the debate will continue in the online Community of Practice on Climate Finance, hosted at


5:00 PM Introduction Climate Finance Readiness – Framework Concepts; The Nature Conservancy Regional Context – LAC: Tela Dialogue; Government of El Salvador
5:15 PM Perspectives from countries on Climate Finance Readiness in-country processes Government of Colombia – Ms. Isabel Cavelier: Planning and Public Policy Government of Peru – Ms. Rosa Morales: Financial Instruments Government of El Salvador – Ms. Carmen Argí¼ello: Governance of Climate Finance and Capacity Building
6:00 PM Comments to Presentations Mr. Anton Hilber, Global Climate Change Programme, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Mr. Noeroso Wahyudi, Center of Climate Change and Multilat-eral Financing, Ministry of Finance, Government of Indonesia
6:10 PM Q&A and Discussion
Moderator: Jorge Gastelumendi, Senior Policy Advisor on International Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy