From Scoping Options to Decision-Making - The Work of the Transitional Committee Going Forward
A Summary Report of Member Countries’ Positions and Demands for the Green Climate Fund
Just about 14 weeks into the work of the Transitional Committee (TC), the 40-member body tasked by the COP 16 in Cancun to design the new Green Climate Fund (GCF) for approval by the next COP in Durban at the end of November, it has become clear that the process is now moving from scoping and understanding issues to be addressed to presenting concrete options for negotiations and approval. A sense of urgency pervaded the second meeting of the full TC in Tokyo on July 13th and 14th to start making relevant decisions. However, members also acknowledgement that on various issues, including on the role of the private sector and on the right legal personality for the future Fund, the TC still needs to learn more and understand better. TC members, joined in the Tokyo meeting by international observer organizations, some observer countries as well as international civil society and private sector representatives, focused on further clarifying important points of convergence and divergence among countries. Many of these, though clearly not all, ran largely along a contributor county-recipient country line, indicating that even halfway through the process member countries have not been able to narrow fundamental differences regarding the objectives, purposes, governance and accountability structures and funding instruments the new Green Climate Fund should use.
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Click here for the presentation at the Workshops of the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund
This report by Liane Schalatek, who attended the second TC Meeting as a civil society observer, summarizes member countries' positions and demands post-Tokyo and describes the process forward toward COP 17 in Durban.