Briefing Series on the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
The Role of International Climate Finance
Wednesday, October 20 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
International climate finance is a critical tool to increase access to climate mitigation and adaptation resources to address the growing threat of climate change. The briefing will discuss the current state of international climate finance, the role and status of the Green Climate Fund and other funding mechanisms, and Congress’s role in meeting U.S. climate finance commitments. Panelists will also describe how international climate finance dovetails with ongoing efforts of the State Department, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development to address the impacts of climate change abroad.
- Bella Tonkonogy, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative
- Ricardo Nogueira, Member, Independent Technical Advisory Panel at Green Climate Fund
- Joe Thwaites, Sustainable Finance Center Associate, World Resources Institute
- Sashi Jayatileke, Senior Climate Finance Advisor, USAID