Over 2018, the Supporting Institutions of the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative contributed concrete examples of how the financial sector can act on climate change to the stock of global efforts to reduce emissions and enhance resilience. Through the sharing of examples of emerging practice, they have helped to assess the impact of efforts to date – as well as identify avenues for increasing collective ambition. For example, at the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco the Climate Action Initiative a Joint Statement demonstrating how they are moving from commitment to action – both individually and collectively – in supporting local climate action.

This contribution is important as reiterated in the recently released synthesis report of the Talanoa Dialogue for Climate Ambition, there is a need for financial institutions to “continue to mainstream climate change considerations within their operations”.

At COP24, the Supporting Institutions of the Mainstreaming Initiative will continue to sharing their experience, knowledge and practices. Over the two weeks, over 30 side events will  present the existing and emerging practices and lessons learnt in a series of events organized or co-organized by the Supporting Institutions of the Initiative. They are listed below, associated with the one of the 5 voluntary Principles for Climate Mainstreaming.

Mainstreaming Climate Finance: The Latest Practices of Commercial Banks, MDBs and Climate Funds
06/12/2018 – 11h30:13:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The Cities of Tomorrow: How Multilateral Organizations support Low Carbon City Development
06/12/2018 – 16:30—18:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Making finance flows consistent with Paris objectives: insights on operationalizing Article 2.1c
16:45-18:15
Room 6
Organisers: ODI, Rocky Mountain Institute and Humbolt Viadrina Governance Platform, based on a report by ODI, RMI, WRI and E3G
Speakers: French Development Agency (AFD) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Effective adaptation action: how can donors enable private sector engagement?
07/12/2018 – 11:30—12:45
Japan Pavilion
Organisers: Japan International Cooperation Agency  (JICA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

MDBs Alignment Approach to the Paris Agreement: Working Together to Catalyse Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development
07/12/2018 – 15:00—16:30
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: European Investment Bank (EIB)

Achieving decarbonisation in the buildings sector :  national strategies, financing and best practices
07/12/2018 – 16:00-18:00
French Pavilion
Organisers: Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)

The Global Battle Against Climate Change Will be Won or Lost in Asia and the Pacific
07/12/2018 – 18:30—20:00
Official Side Event – Room Narew
Organiser: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Climate Resilient Health Care in the Greater Mekong Subregion
08/12/2018 – 11:30—13:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Disaster and Climate Change Risk Assessment and Resilience Opportunities in Projects
08/12/2018 – 16:30—18:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: the Inter-American Development Bank (IDBG)

Sustainable Infrastructure: from concept to implementation in Latin America
10/12/2018 – 10:00—11:30
United Kingdom Pavilion
Organisers: UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDBG)

Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues: scaling-up NDC implementation and related climate finance
10/12/2018 – 15:00—16:30
Official side event – Room Wisla
Organisers:  the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)

JICA’s Support for enhancing climate resilience in the Pacific: Lesson learnt and opportunities
10/12/2018 – 16:15-17:30
Japan Pavilion
Organiser: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

National Development Banks and climate-compatible infrastructure in Brazil and South Africa, the role of the National Development Banks
10/12/2018 – 16:30—18:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organisers: the Inter-American Development Bank (IDBG), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

3rd Annual Climate Resilience and Adaptation Investment Side Event
10/12/2018 – 18:30—21:30
By invitation only
Organisers: the Inter-American Development Bank (IDBG), the Lightsmith Group

Adapting to a Changing Climate: The World Bank Group’s Adaptation and Resilience Action Plan
11/12/2018 – 09:00-10:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: World Bank

Financing the Nationally Determined Contributions in Asia and the Pacific
11/12/2018 – 10:00-11:30
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Together towards an efficient, resilient and zero emission building and construction sector:
11/12/2018 – 12:30-13:30
French Pavilion
Organisers: Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB), Global Alliance For Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC)

Accelerate Climate Actions in ASEAN Member States through the Role of Capacity Building
11/12/2018 – 13:30-15:00
Thai Pavilion
Organisers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO), Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC)

Adaptation Finance and TCFD Recommendations: practices and perspectives from IFIs and policy makers
11/12/2018 – 15:00—16:30
Official side event – Room Bug
Organisers: European Investment Bank (EIB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Collider

Strengthening Common Principles for Climate Mitigation Finance Tracking in a Post-Paris World
11/12/2018 – 17:00—18:30
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organisers: Multilateral Development Banks, International Development Finance Club (IDFC)

Investing in a Climate and Disaster Resilient Asia and the Pacific
12/12/2018 – 09:00—10:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organiser: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

New horizons for climate finance: disclose risks and create opportunities
12/12/2018 – 10:30—12:00
European Union Pavilion
Organisers: the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDBG)

Reaching scale with finance: Fiscal policy and blended finance that mobilizes public and private capital for climate action
12/12/2018 – 12:30—14:00
European Union Pavilion
Organisers: the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), the Green Fiscal Policy Network (GFPN)

Climate action Evaluation: What issues and what perspectives?
12/12/2018- 15:30-17:00
French Pavilion
Organiser: Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

More than counting the $s: Lessons Learned from Three Years of Implementing the MDB-IDFC Common Principles for Climate Change Adaptation Finance Tracking
12/12/2018 – 16:30-18:00
Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion
Organisers: Multilateral Development Banks, International Development Finance Club (IDFC)

Driving trillions: Making the most of the opportunity to align finance with the Paris Agreement
12/12/2018 – 18:30—20:00
Official side-event – Room Wisla
Organisers: the Climate Policy Initiative, France, the West African Development Bank (BOAD), KfW and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDBG)

Harnessing capital markets for Sustainable Finance
12/12/2018 – 18:30—20:00
European Union Pavilion
Organiser: European Investment Bank (EIB)

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Methodologies
13/12/2018 – 09:30-11:00
Benelux Pavilion
Organisers: European Investment Bank (EIB)

Climate Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure in Latin America
13/12/2018 – 15:00-16:30
Official side-event – Room Bug
Organisers: Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)

Accelerating Readiness and Implementation of NDCs in Southeast Asia
The Role of Regional Capacity Building and Collaboration
13/12/2018 – 15:00-16:30
Japan Pavilion
Organisers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)

Workshop – Investing in skills for resilience
14/12/2018 – 11:00-12:00
MDB Pavilion
Organisers: European Investment Bank (EIB)

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue for Southeast Asian Cities on the Rise
14/12/2018 – 10:30-12:00
Japan Pavilion
Organisers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC), C40 Cities