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Workshop on Accessing Finance for Green Growth and LEDS

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 Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Opening and Welcome Remarks

Topic 1 – Climate finance and national climate finance strategies

Brief country highlights on financing green growth and LEDS:

Topic 2 – Assessing financing needs to support green growth and LEDS

Topic 3 – Mobilizing climate finance for Southeast Asia - Moderator:  Dr. Pham Hoang Mai of MPI

Topic 4 – In-depth review of selected climate finance options

4a: Climate Investment Funds: Financing low-emissions and climate-resilient activities in Southeast Asia by Dr. Zhihong Zhang of the Climte Investment Funds

4b: Financing green investment of Asian SMEs

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

Topic 6 – Leveraging private sector financing

6a: Risk mitigation instruments to mobilize private finance

6b: New green investment opportunities: A focus on SMEs

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

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

Session 3: Early Experience from Low Emissions Investment Program 

Session 4: Policy Instruments to Support a Green Growth Strategy

Session 5: Putting Theory into Practice