Policymakers from around Southeast Asia discussed how to finance low-carbon “green growth” with regional and international climate change experts during March 12-14, 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Asia LEDS Partnership regional workshop brought together government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, representatives of global climate change funds, state and private banks, and businesses to discuss options for funding green investments in sectors ranging from energy and transport to agriculture and manufacturing. The event was hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), SWITCH-Asia Network Facility, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Technical content focused on addressing key challenges facing policymakers and implementers, and better understanding of how to use climate finance to leverage resources to further national low carbon and green growth strategies and their implementation.
Day 1 opened with remarks by Vice Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong on Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy and sustainable development goals, and a welcome by Asia LEDS Partnership Co-Chair Orestes Anastasia of USAID. This was followed by presentations on the state of climate finance to offer a foundation for discussions. The bulk of the day was structured to answer fundamental questions related to finance for green growth that have been raised by Asia LEDS Partnership members, such as how to assess finance needs and identify available sources of finance. The day ended with detailed presentations on four funds, by fund representatives.
Day 2 started with interactive roudtable discussions between country participants, experts, and fund representatives. Subsequent sessions focused on building capacity to access finance by examining the design of existing national climate and green growth related funds and options for leveraging private sector financing. The afternoon sessions included hands-on exercises on climate finance monitoring and evaluation.
Day 3 comprised of two invitation-only side sessions in investment planning to support green growth and LEDS (organized by The World Bank), and a networking event (organized by the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility).
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Related Asia LEDS Partnership Activities on Climate Finance
In April 2013, based on the high interest in climate financing among members, the Asia LEDS Partnership worked with USAID, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and CDKN to organize a regional workshop on climate financing in Manila, Philippines to promote better understanding among officials from developing Asian countries, commercial bankers, fund managers, and green project developers on mechanisms to finance low-emission growth.
- Presentations and other outcomes from the 2013 workshop are available at: http://lowemissionsasia.org/events/climate-finance-workshop-manila
- In addition, a series of video interviews with experts at the Manila workshop are available here, and on the Asia LEDS Partnership YouTube site at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UypRkklVBgRc-jqeOb2wA
For more details about this or other Asia LEDS Partnership activities, please email the Secretariat at: Secretariat@asialeds.org.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Ari is an economist from Finland and he has spent most of his life in development work, first in the field of industrial development and technology/investment promotion and then specializing in environmental and climate financing issues. His experience includes UNDP in Hanoi and Dhaka, UNIDO headquarters in Vienna and Representative in Bangkok, manager for cleaner production financing at UNEP Paris, environmental advisor to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Team Leader for a KfW environmental credit line in Indonesia, cluster leader for climate finance at the Environment Department of the World Bank in Washington DC. In May 2012 he joined CDKN in London where he works as Deputy CEO - Policy and Programmes.
Director General, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment (DSENRE), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)
Dr. Mai is the technical team leader of the Vietnam Delegation to the The Rio 20+ Earth Summit and in the formulation of the Vietnam National Green Growth Strategy. He is experienced in international cooperation for development strategies and strategic green activities. He received his PhD in Australia, which focused on the exploitation of external resources for Vietnam’s development. Currently he is dedicated to green finance as the team leader of Climate Finance Task Force established by MPI in 2012.
Director of the Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UN ESCAP)
Ambassador Raekwon Chung is the Director of the Environment and Development Division at UN ESCAP, and former Climate Change Ambassador of The Republic of Korea. Director Chung was a career diplomat of Korea specializing in global environmental negotiations attending major global conferences from Rio Earth Summit in 1992 to the Copenhagen Climate Conference (COP15) in 2009. As director of environment and development division, UN ESCAP, he initiated the concept of Green Growth as a strategy of harnessing environmental sustainability as a driver of rapid economic growth of Asia and the Pacific necessary to reduce poverty. As an input for Rio+20 Conference on Green Economy, in May 2012, he has prepared to launch an ESCAP Report titled “Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap” as a blueprint for pursuing Green Economy necessary to cope with resource constraints and climate impacts already impacting many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific most.
Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Vietnam
Andreas is a Programme Officer working with UNDP Viet Nam. His main areas of work include UNDP’s Green Growth and Climate Change portfolio of programmes in collaboration with the Government of Viet Nam. His work includes an ongoing Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIR) together with Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the World Bank as well as support to Ministry of Industry and Trade for formulations of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Previously, he worked at the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy with a special focus on the Danish Government’s portfolio of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Southeast Asia. Andreas holds a Master Degree of Science from Department of Geography at University of Copenhagen.
Policy Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Climate Business Department
Aditi is a Policy Officer at IFC in the Climate Business Department, where she focuses on approaches for mobilizing private finance for climate related investments. She joined the IFC from the World Bank where she was a Climate Change Policy Specialist, focusing on mitigation, finance and the international negotiations. She previously worked in their Carbon Finance Unit on post-2012 policy issues with an emphasis on new market mechanisms. Prior to joining the World Bank she worked in the Climate and Energy Group at DFID leading on carbon markets. Other roles have included working on environmental and energy issues at the South African National Treasury while on an ODI Fellowship; working on mergers at the UK's Office of Fair Trading; and on oil and gas economics at the UK's Department of Trade and Industry. Aditi hails from the UK and has a Masters in Environmental and Resource Economics from UCL and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham
Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
Anja is a Senior Analyst in the CPI Europe Office. Her work focuses on climate finance issues especially climate finance tracking and private investment. In addition, Anja plays a key role in supporting CPI’s growing work program in Indonesia, where she has conducted analysis on investments in activities to mitigate emissions from the deforestation and the degradation of forests and peatlands, and the Indonesian climate finance landscape. Prior to joining CPI, Anja worked for the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) as an environment and climate change adviser. In this role she spent more than 3 years in Indonesia where she worked closely with key Ministries engaged in designing the country's low-carbon development strategy. She also worked in the private sector and with notable research institutions in Europe including OpenLink Financial and Konrad Zuse Institute (ZIB). Anja holds a degree in Business Mathematics from the University of Applied Sciences of Technology and Economics (HTW) in Berlin.
Policy Advisor Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Vietnam
Koos is currently Policy Advisor Climate Change with UNDP in Viet Nam, where he advises the Government; facilitates policy dialogues; performs and manages policy-relevant research; and supports donor coordination. He supports the UNDP and the wider UN in Viet Nam on climate change policy work and programme development. He has worked on sustainable development questions in nearly 30 countries over a period of about 30 years, in both advisory and management positions. He was Policy Advisor Sustainable Development with Oxfam GB through the 1990s.
Co-Chair of the Asia LEDS Partnership and Senior Regional Climate Change Advisor, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA)
Orestes is the Senior Regional Climate Change Advisor at USAID/RDMA in Bangkok, Thailand, where he leads the Mission’s Climate Change Mitigation portfolio and serves as a regional advisor on low emission development strategies (LEDS) to USAID offices across Asia. He also currently serves as one of two Co-Chairs of the Asia LEDS Partnership. While at USAID in Asia, Orestes has overseen regional programs dedicated to promoting dissemination and development of low carbon development strategic planning tools and practices, greenhouse gas inventories, corporate carbon accounting, carbon market development, energy efficient lighting, cleaner coal, and climate financing, including the startup of the Private Financing Advisory Network in Asia which mobilized $276 million in clean energy investments in six countries.
Secretary General, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)
Bobby, a Filipino, is presently the Secretary General of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), the focal point of 131 development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of sustainable development in 45 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. ADFIAP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council. He was the Secretary General from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI), an umbrella organization of 328 development banks in 154 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.
Senior Program Officer, Climate Investment Funds, The World Bank
Zhihong is a Senior Program Coordinator at the Climate Investment Funds, overseeing the Clean Technology Fund and the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries. From 2004 to 2011, he was a Senior Climate Change Specialist and Coordinator for Climate Change Mitigation at the Global Environment Facility. In this capacity, he led the development and implementation of the GEF climate change focal area strategy and was extensively engaged in the UN climate change negotiations on mitigation, finance, and technology transfer. Prior to joining the GEF, Zhihong served as Chief Technical Advisor on behalf of the UN Industrial Development Organization to manage energy efficiency projects in China. Zhihong holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Programme Manager, European Commission- Directorate General Europe-Aid Development and Co-operation Directorate-General
Alina has been working for the European Commission for 4 years, firstly covering projects on education and culture, and recently joined the EuropeAid directorate, being responsible for the design, monitoring and implementation of Switch Asia.
Portfolio Manager, GFA Consulting Group GmbH
Diana is Deputy Director of the Financial Systems Development Department of GFA Consulting Group. GFA established in 1982, is today one of the leading consultancy groups in Europe in the field of development cooperation. Ms. Cordes is a Certified Professional for Renewable Energy Finance and at the department responsible for a portfolio of Sustainable Energy Financing Projects in Europe, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining GFA in 2007, she worked as a banking and finance consultant in Southern Africa. Ms. Cordes holds an MSc in Regional Studies of Latin America, specializing in Economics, from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Chief of Party, USAID Private Finance Advisory Network for Asia (PFAN-Asia) Program
Dan is Chief of Party for Private Finance Advisory Network for Asia Program, PFAN-Asia. PFAN-Asia is a USAID program that assists businesses in Asia’s developing countries to mobilize and scale-up investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Dan was previously a project financing consultant with Advanced Engineering Associates International, Tetra-Tech Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston. He has mobilized financing for more than 2,000 MW of power projects, in the U.S., China, Armenia, Moldova, India, Mexico and Pakistan. Dan has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Columbia University.
Climate and Environment Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID)
Kien has been working for the UK Department for International Development for the past 5 years. In his capacity as Climate and Environment Adviser, Kien delivers both policy advice to DFID and climate programme development and management. He has been involved in NAMA discussions and provided advice to the Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade with regard to NAMA development.
Chief Technical Advisor, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions and Ecosystem based Adaptation, German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Rosmarie is a landscape ecologist from Germany and it working since more than 15 years for GIZ in different partner countries of south America, Europe and Asia in the field of environmental policy and implementation of international environment conventions (Desertification, Climate Change, Biodiversity), sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity protection, protected area management and regional rural development. Currently Rosmarie is Chief Technical Advisor for a project supporting MONRE to establish an overarching framework for NAMAs and MRV in Vietnam.
Assistant Country Director and Head of Sustainable Development Cluster, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Viet Nam
Lai is the Head of Sustainable Development Unit, UNDP Viet Nam. He is leading a $55 million portfolio consisting six thematic areas of climate change, reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation, energy efficiency, biodiversity conservation, environmental management, and disaster risk reduction. His roles include development of projects to access finance from GEF and other sources. Previously, he worked with IUCN-The World Conservation for Nature, with a focus on biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Lai holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business of the Washington State University and Bachelor of Science on Water Resources Management of the Hanoi Water Resources University.
Deputy Director for Weather and Climate, Indonesia National Development Planning Ministry (BAPPENAS)
Syamsidar is a Development Practitioner with years of experience in Indonesia’s development sector at policy making level. She has been working for more than thirteen years with the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and her current position in the ministry is the Deputy Director for Weather and Climate within the department of Natural Resources and Environment. Within this position, she has been actively involved on various climate change policies in Indonesia such as the development of Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral Roadmap (ICCSR) and National Mitigation Action Plan (RAN/RAD-GRK) and the Indonesian Framework for Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). Before taking up the ICCTF management as the Head of Secretariat in 2009, her work focused on government procurement policy development and the energy sector, in particular related to power generation in Indonesia. She completed her bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Bandung Institute technology and a master degree in business administration from the Syracuse University.
Technical Advisor, UN-REDD Programme
Specialized in climate change, Berta is a technical advisor on REDD+ finance at UNDP’s REDD+ team based in Geneva. Previously she worked in the area of low emission development strategies and nationally appropriate mitigation actions at UNDP, environment and local development at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva and the World Bank Institute and in the humanitarian field as a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross. She is a member of the IUCN Committee on Environmental Law and the energy law specialist group thereof. She holds an MSc in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London, an LLM in Environmental Law and Land Use Planning and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Pollutions from the University of Strasbourg in France and a JD in Law from the University Eotvos Lorand of Budapest, Hungary.
Program Manager - Sustainable Energy Finance – Mekong, International Finance Corporation – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand & Vietnam
Dr. Romel M. Carlos has more than 15 years of experience in the field of sustainable energy and environment in Southeast Asia. Upon graduation with honors from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños in 1991, he had a brief stint with a local food and beverage company before moving to Thailand. He then spent most of his professional years in Bangkok, Thailand while earning his MBA and PhD in Management of Technology at the Asian Institute of Technology. In 2008, he joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Philippines to oversee the implementation of the growing Sustainable Energy Finance Program. Currently, he is a member of the IFC implementation team for clean energy development programs and projects in East Asia and Pacific and manages the Sustainable Energy Finance Program of IFC in the Mekong sub-region.
Vice President (Smart Partnership), Malaysian Green Technology Corporation
Syed carries with him two decades of experience in the banking industry in the financing of infrastructure development and technology projects. During his tenure in the banking sector he was actively involved in the government’s green initiatives participating in special committees such as the National Steering Committee of the Biomass Power Generation and Co-generation (BIOGEN) project and the Project Review Committee of the Malaysian Building Integrated Photovoltaic Technology Application (BIPV) project. Currently, he is the Vice President/Head of the Smart Partnership Group, Malaysian Green Technology Corporation overseeing and directing strategic collaboration and business development initiatives to drive significant contribution to the success of the organisation’s move to catalyse green technology as the engine for the country’s sustainable economic growth. He is also managed the RM3.5 billion Green Technology Financing Scheme since July 2011, a government initiative to facilitate the growth of green technology investments.
Chief Executive Officer, Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)
Jessica is responsible for directing the strategy and activities of ASrIA – Asia’s leading association working to promote sustainable finance and responsible investment across the region through providing research, thought leadership, industry engagement and advocacy support. In her role, Jessica also has responsibility for the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), an ASrIA initiative to assist Asia’s institutional investors to consider the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. Jessica has an extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing specifically on the financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries. Through varied roles, she has had experience of working and living in Asia (in particular, China and Hong Kong), Europe and North America and across a range of different sectors, markets and regulatory environments.
Team Leader, SWITCH-Asia Network Facility
Uwe leads the team implementing the EU financed SWITCH-Asia Network Facility at the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production. He received his Doctorate in Physical Geography from RWTH Aachen University, for his studies on the impact of urbanisation on the hydrological cycle. His professional career lies in the areas of environmental management, energy efficiency and renewable energy promotion, standardisation, trade related assistance and environmental policy advice. His experiences range from capacity building and training, audits and certification and related business development for the TÜV Rheinland Group and prominently management of donor financed bi- and multilateral technical and financial cooperation programmes. His regional experience covers Germany, Europe and mainly the South- and South-East Asian region. He worked and lived for more the 16 years in Japan, Singapore, Philippines and China and acquired an in-depth understanding of the environment- and energy related challenges faced by this region
Group Head, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) Consulting
Cora has over 30 years of experience in different areas of development banking, having been a Senior Vice President and Head of the SME Department of the Development Bank of the Philippines prior to her early retirement in June 2009. She led the green financing initiatives of the recently concluded SWITCH-Asia SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency (SMART)-Cebu Project and is currently involved in the SMART-Myanmar Project for the conduct of training and coaching on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Green Financing to financial institutions, Chamber members and SMEs. Cora is a certified C3 (Creation of Competence for Competition) Credit Appraisal and Monitoring Trainer and Bank Coach of GIZ. She has done consulting work with the Association of Development Banks in Eastern Caribbean; United Nations-International Trade Centre, Geneva; Pacific Islands Development Bank in Guam; Bangko Kabayan Rural Bank in the Philippines, and the Asian Development Bank, among others to continue her advocacy on MSME financial inclusion and green banking.
Climate Finance and Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Xiaochen has been intensively engaged in the areas such as planning and financing for Low Emissions Development, international climate mechanisms and policies (UN climate negotiations, Clean Development Mechanism, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, and LEDS), sustainable energy, corporate social responsibility, crowdfunding, academic and executive training in the past 10 years. He is pursuing his PhD in Planning, Governance and Globalization at Virginia Tech. He has a master degree in International Relations from Communication University of China, a master degree in Global Studies from Leipzig University.
Environmental Affairs Officer, Environment and Development Policy Section, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Aneta has a rich professional experience in sustainable development policy analysis, development and advocacy, as well as capacity development, intuitional strengthening and technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition in Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific. Since the 5th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development for Asia and the Pacific (March 2005), Aneta has been an active member of the ESCAP team developing and promoting the “Green Growth” approach toward sustainable and inclusive development. Aneta leads the ESCAP’s regional green growth capacity development programme to support policy makers from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to develop and implement innovative economic growth strategies aiming at improving resource and eco-efficiency of the economy (using less to achieve more) and creating investments in poverty reduction and welfare programmes. This capacity development support is also provided through an on-line e-learning facility.
Chief Executive Officer, Arepo Consult
Christine has been working on developing, implementing and analyzing climate mitigation projects, programs and policies for the last 15 years. As a program manager at the GEF she has reviewed over 100 projects, shaped and monitored the climate finance portfolio of the GEF and developed indicator and monitoring methodologies. On the national level she has been advising developed and developing country governments and stakeholders on climate mitigation projects, programs and policies and developed and implemented such projects, for example as the Head of Renewables at the German Energy Agency dena. Recently with her own consultancy, she has been specializing in climate change monitoring and evaluation, including work for the German government as well as for the GEF and UNDP Evaluation Offices. Among other things she has authored several studies and guidelines for the Climate-Eval community of practice and developed the “Theory of No Change”.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Opening and Welcome Remarks
- Vice Minister Nguyen The Phuong, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Viet Nam
- Mr. Orestes Anastasia, Co-Chair of Asia LEDS Partnership, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Watch the video of highlights from the 2013 Asia LEDS Partnership workshop in Manila, Philippines on scaling up climate financepresented as part of Mr. Anastasia's presentation.
Topic 1 – Climate finance and national climate finance strategies
- Basics on climate finance for green growth, by Mr. Ari Huhtala of Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
- Highlights of the Vietnam Green Growth Strategy and financing implementation, by Dr. Pham Hoang Mai of MPI
Brief country highlights on financing green growth and LEDS:
- Cambodia: Mr. Ma Chan Sethea of Ministry of Environment
- Indonesia: Ms. Syamsidar Thamrin of National Development Planning Ministry (BAPPENAS)
- Malaysia: Mrs. Ivy Wong Abdullah of Iskandar Regional Development Authority
- Philippines: Mr. Arnold Belver of Climate Change Commission
- Thailand: Mrs. Aree Wattana Tummakird of Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
Topic 2 – Assessing financing needs to support green growth and LEDS
- Why a Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review for developing countries? What are the outputs and benefits? by Mr. Andreas Karlsen of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Understanding the landscape for green growth investments, by Ms. Aditi Maheshwari of International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- Budget coding for climate finance, by Ms. Anja Rosenberg of Climate Policy Initiative
Topic 3 – Mobilizing climate finance for Southeast Asia - Moderator: Dr. Pham Hoang Mai of MPI
- An introduction to the “Climate Finance Options” platform, by Mr. Koos Neefjes of UNDP
- Public and private finance available in seven Southeast Asian countries, by Mr. Orestes Anastasia of USAID
- Green finance in Southeast Asia: Case studies of development finance institutions (presentation), by Mr. Octavio Peralta of Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
- Green finance in Southeast Asia: Case studies of development finance institutions (full paper), by Mr. Octavio Peralta of Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
- Executive brief on the Green Climate Fund (GCF), prepared by the GCF Secretariat
Topic 4 – In-depth review of selected climate finance options
4b: Financing green investment of Asian SMEs
- SWITCH Asia – European programme to support sustainable consumption and production, by Mrs. Alina Neacsu of European Commission - Directorate General Europe-Aid Development and Co-operation
- Experiences from implementing green financing credit lines for SMEs, by Mrs. Diana Cordes of GFA Consulting Group GmbH
- An introduction to Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) – Asia, by Mr. Dan Potash of USAID PFAN-Asia
4c: NAMA Facility by Mr. Nguyen Van Kien of Department for International Development, and Ms. Rosemarie Metz of GIZ
4d: Access to climate finance from GEF-administered funds, by Mr. Dao Xuan Lai of UNDP Viet Nam
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Topic 5 – Designing national climate funds
- An operational fund in Southeast Asia: Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund, by Ms. Syamsidar Thamrin of BAPPENAS
- Operational funds from beyond the region: National Climate Funds of South Africa and Rwanda, by Mr. Ari Huhtala of CDKN
- Setting up and operating national REDD+ funds: Key lessons learned, by Ms. Berta Pesti of UNDP UN-REDD
Topic 6 – Leveraging private sector financing
6a: Risk mitigation instruments to mobilize private finance
- Catalyzing private sector finance for climate change mitigation projects in East Asia and Pacific, by Dr. Romel M. Carlos of IFC
- Malaysia’s Green Technology Financing Scheme, by Mr. Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa of Malaysian Green Technology Corporation
- Leveraging policy and regulatory mechanisms to incentivise the finance and investment industry, by Ms. Jessica Robinson of Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia
- Iron in the ground: The link between energy policy and getting projects built, by Mr. Dan Potash of USAID PFAN-Asia
6b: New green investment opportunities: A focus on SMEs
- Private sector green finance instruments for SMEs, by Dr. Uwe Weber of SWITCH-Asia Network Facility
- Access to green finance: The SMART Cebu experience, by Ms. Corazon Conde of SMART Cebu Project, Philippines
- Alternative financing options for small business: Crowdfunding for climate actions, by Mr. Xiaochen Zhang of The World Bank
- Innovative financing for greening of SMEs, including capital and financial markets, by Ms. Aneta Nikolova of UNESCAP
Topic 7 – Monitoring and evaluation of climate finance
Friday, March 14, 2014
SIDE EVENT 1: SWITCH-Asia Networksing Session on Climate and Green Growth Finance for SMEs
- An overview of this session is available on the SWITCH-ASia website at: http://www.switch-asia.eu/news/switch-asia-networking-event-in-vietnam/
SIDE EVENT 2: World Bank-organized event on Low Emissions Development and Green Growth in South East Asia: From Investment Planning to Policy Implementation
Session 1: Opening and Context Setting of the Workshop
- Low Emissions Development and Green Growth: From Program to Policy Implementation (no presentation made) by Pablo Cesar Benitez, Senior Economist, World Bank
Session 2: Green Growth Programs in the region
- Vietnam’s Green Growth Program: Opportunities and challenges by Anjali Acharya, Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank and Vietnam Government
- Indonesia’s Green Growth Program: Opportunities and challenges by Mubariq Ahmad, Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank & Indonesian government
Session 3: Early Experience from Low Emissions Investment Program
- Thailand’s Low Emissions Investment Programs: From Readiness to Implementation by Montree Boonpanit, Senior Adviser in Policy and Plan, The Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board
- Philippines’Low Emissions Programs: From LEDs to Investment by Arnold Grant S. Belver, Planning Officer, Climate Change Commission, Philippines
- Developing and Implementing Climate Technology Fund Investment Plans in South East Asia (no presentation made) by Zhihong Zhang, Senior Program Officer, Climate Investment Funds
Session 4: Policy Instruments to Support a Green Growth Strategy
- Overview of Policy Instruments by Pablo Cesar Benitez, Senior Economist, World Bank
- Voluntary and Regulatory Approaches by Xiaochen Zhang, Climate Finance and Energy Specialist, World Bank
- Market Based instruments by Pablo Cesar Benitez, Senior Economist, World Bank
- Policies to Support Green Innovation by Xiaochen Zhang, Climate Finance and Energy Specialist, World Bank
- Monitoring Policies Over Time by Dr.Christine Wörlen, Arepo Consult
Session 5: Putting Theory into Practice
- Instrument Choice: What works for your country? Discussion in Groups and Report Back
- Identifying Future Capacity Building Needs (Green Growth) by Pablo Benitez, Zhihong Zhang and Xiaochen Zhang, World Bank