Local governments are facing a double crisis. As the urgent response to COVID-19 is unfolding and climate impacts continue to affect cities, local institutions will need to build a resilient future responding on these two fronts. National governments can support by designing and providing enabling frameworks for recovery.
In this panel discussion, we harvest from existing practical experiences of collaboration across governance levels that have been tested, revisited and demonstrated on the ground. Through a Q&A session, participants learnt directly from local and national policymakers and their allies about common obstacles and success strategies for implementing local climate projects and access finance, which can in turn aid in the progressive development of more ambitious national targets. Viewers will be able to apply the practical insights into their own work along the entire policy cycle—from planning processes to financing climate action.
- Paola Adriázola, Senior Advisor, adelphi
- Lia Weitz, Project Manager, adelphi
- Lisa Strauch, Project Manager, adelphi
- Judith Voß-Stemping, Advisor, GIZ
- Constanze Boening, Project Director, GIZ
- Raoul Cam, Planning and Development Coordinator, City of Ormoc, Philippines
- Peter Odhengo, Head of the Climate Finance Unit, Kenyan National Treasury
- Marco Schiewe, Project Manager, Financing Energy for Low-Carbon Investment – Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY), GIZ / European Investment Bank
Local Planning Driving Transformative Actions in the Philippines: Ormoc City’s Innovations
Ormoc’s experience demonstrates that local climate action plan is not merely a piece of paper that is required by national government, but a key process that can help the city attract green funds, gain buy-in and allies in society and improve local governance.
Pathways for Financing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Actions: the Case of Kenyan Counties
Kenya has advanced a groundbreaking climate change regulatory framework that is designed to accelerate the green economy, while assigning wide responsibility and financial benefit sharing to its 47 counties. Participants will learn about concrete challenges and opportunities arising in this framework.
Ensuring Finance for Low-Carbon Urban Infrastructure: Linking to Nationally Determined Contributions
FELICITY is a project preparation facility of GIZ and the European Investment Bank (EIB) designed to support low-carbon urban projects that have significant impact on economic development. Participants will learn about the linkages with NDCs and practical lessons from the facility’s first 3 years of operation.
Q&A with Participants
Facilitator: Judith Voß-Stemping, GIZ