How Can Development Cooperation Support Climate Action?

24 February, 14:00 – 15:30,

Welcome to a webinar on international support to national climate change action, with a focus on Nationally Determined Contributions. This digital event is organized by EBA in collaboration with Sida. Please register here.

Two recent reports have assessed the alignment of Swedish development cooperation with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: the EBA working paper Alignment of Sweden’s Multilateral Aid with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2020:November) and a Sida report on the Alignment of Swedish Bilateral Development Cooperation with the Paris Climate Agreement. In both reports, support to countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) stands out as key to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. In addition, contributions to the somewhat vague and elusive “transformation” of societies are called for to lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience towards climate change. Against this background, this webinar will examine how development cooperation can best help save the climate.

Questions that will be addressed during the webinar include: How can Swedish aid increasingly contribute to reducing climate change? How can the international support to NDCs be improved? What are the roles for bilateral donors and for various multilateral organisations? Can NDCs become frameworks in which poor countries’ efforts to reduce poverty and develop walk hand in hand with reduced GHG emissions and increased climate resilience?

Participants:

Ulrika Modéer, Assistant General Secretary, UNDP

Luis Tineo, Lead Operations Officer, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank

Catherine Diam-Valla, Climate Change Technical Specialist, UNDP

Pacifica Achieng Ogola, Director, Climate Group, Ministry of the Environment, Kenya

Ulrika Åkesson, Lead Policy Specialist, Environment and Climate Change, Sida

Mats Hårsmar, Deputy Managing Director, EBA

Moderator: Johan Schaar, vice chair, EBA

When? Wednesday 24 February, 14:00 – 15:30

Where? This webseminar will be live streamed. If you would like to be able to ask questions during the session you need to kindly register and follow the seminar on Zoom. Please use the regiration link at the top of this page.

Practical information for Zoom participants: Please write your name and organization upon registration. Only main speakers will have their video activated and all participants will join the room with their audio muted. Please ask questions at any time via chat and our moderator will pick them up.