Funding is one of the major crucial issues in the climate negotiations in Katowice. The Green climate fund (gcf), the world's largest climate fund, which started in 2014 to assist developing countries with both the climate action and adaptation to climate change and has a key role in this context.
As the DN wrote in Tuesday's newspaper, there have been reports that the work during the year, then Sweden, shared the presidency of Nicaragua, at times has been stormy. It is confirmed by the Swedish co-chair, co-chair, Lennart Båge.
the paris agreement, which no longer divides up the world in developing and developed countries fund's board of directors was still the division. Every year appointed two co-chairman, one from each part.
When Lennart Båges co-chair did not show up to a meeting in the summer slowed down the work considerably.
– In the two days of styrelsetiden set u the group of developed countries to agree and still could not agree on a replacement, so politically charged, it was in the group. Finally they asked if I could think of is to alone be president of the whole meeting.
" We drove so, but the atmosphere was so bad, primarily within the ulandsgruppen that it took a day to discuss the agenda. We took the decision during the meeting, but there were several decisions that were not taken and we did not reach where we wanted to, " says Lennart Båge.
then very hard to get together a meeting in October, and it went better.
" It was successful, and we took decisions on the påfyllnandsförhandlingar and that there should be an evaluation of the fund. The evaluation will serve as a base for negotiations to replenish the fund, then you want to know a little bit more systematically and analytically about how the fund worked.
around the påfyllnadsförhandlingar held in november. They finish in October 2019 with a bidragskonferens.
the Fund's bylaws means that the work is liable to be inefficient and work to change them.
" The big challenge is that decisions are made through consensus, it means that everyone has the right of veto. It's not very good has been clear and the board has a mandate to develop a system for decision-making without consensus. The work has come pretty far in years, " says Lennart Båge.
" I hope and believe that there is a good chance that there will be a change next year. More and more realize that the board is becoming far too stunned and I believe conditions to solve it is larger now than in the past.
in Katowice in order to represent the Green climate fund (gcf).
the Funding that rich countries must support poor countries included in the paris agreement and is one of the crucial issues during the COP24.
Before the meeting, both Germany and Norway pledged to double its contribution to the Green climate fund. Sweden is the largest donor country per capita and the sixth largest in money terms, with the sek 4 billion during the period 2015-2018. No new money has not gone to promise for the COP, it is a decision for a new government.
in the climate finance package, it handles billions of dollars and is the world's largest climate fund. So far, they have funded 93 projects in 96 countries, to a value of 4.6 billion US dollars, slightly more than sek 41 billion. Half will go to climate action as emissions reductions, the other half to the adaptation.
– the Fund has managed to bring big money to the international project. It is a surprisingly little known success story.
Lennart Båge press that the fund is still in a development phase and heaping praise on the staff of the secretariat in south Korea, which he believes are committed, and hard. And that the work so far has not been entirely flawless, he finds, is quite natural.
– You can't build a business and be innovative in this scale without risk, and without criticism, Therefore, I very much look forward to this evaluation. It will enough to see the brilliant things, the less brilliant things and some problems. It becomes a learning process when you go into a new area, " says Lennart Båge, whose mission as the co-chair of the Green climate fund ends at the end of the year.
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