Climate Finance

Financing the transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon development remains a major challenge for most developing countries.

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the tools, methods and approaches to access climate finance and invest in climate mitigation and adaptation actions. It will analyse the global climate finance landscape and present options and challenges for financing the nationally determined contributions (NDC) of developing countries and economies in transition.

Under the Paris Climate Accord, climate finance is expected to significantly increase in the coming years. Most developed countries remain committed to mobilising USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to support developing countries. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is one of the primary recipients of this funding commitment. Funding is also expected to continue to come from a wide variety of sources. The course is designed to help participants improve their knowledge and skills in the field of climate finance.

At the end of the course, participants will understand the issues and options related to climate finance. They will be able to: prepare or contribute to the preparation of a GCF project in their domains, explore opportunities presented by climate finance, or integrate climate finance into their new responsibilities and institutions.

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Climate Concepts, Policies & Plans
  • Blended Finance
  • Climate Finance Mechanisms
  • Climate Finance Instruments
  • Gender, ESS & Climate Finance
  • GCF Project Development

COURSE DATE

13 – 21st July 2020

COURSE DIRECTOR

Professor Kalame Fobissie

COURSE COORDINATOR

The professor will be assisted by Vera Morbey (cfcinfos@fokabs.com)

LOCATION

School of International Development and Global Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Social Science Building
Room 8005
Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5

COURSE FEE

3000 Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Living costs are at the expense of the participants

DEADLINE TO APPLY

31st May 2020 (Note: program starts 13th July 2020)

LANGUAGE

English and French

LOGISTICS

Logistical assistance will be provided to participants to book hotels. Participants will be responsible for the costs of the course, accommodation, meals and transportation to and from Ottawa.

 

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Climate Concepts, Policies & Plans

  • Blended Finance

  • Climate Finance Mechanisms

  • Climate Finance Instruments

  • Gender, ESS & Climate Finance

  • GCF Project Development

  • Decision Makers, Technical Experts, Government Employees, Development Practitioners, Private Sector, NGOs & Researchers.

Professor Kalame Fobissie, Adjunct Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa and the CEO of FOKABS Inc. Professor Fobissie’s  experience covers more than 50 countries in the areas of climate finance, climate policy, NAP, NAPA, REDD+, NDC, AFOLU, CDM, NAMA and the UNFCCC negotiations where he represented 10 countries during the drafting of the Paris Climate Accord.

Experts from Universities, Companies and Government organizations from Canada will also provide inputs to the course.

The professor may be reached at: kfobissi@uottawa.ca

The professor will be assisted by Vera Morbey (cfcinfos@fokabs.com)

 

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