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International Policy Dialogue Addresses the Development Perspective of Financing the Climate Agenda

Financing the Climate Agenda: The Development Perspective

23 March 2009: The International Policy Dialogue on “Financing the Climate Agenda: The Development Perspective” took place in Berlin, Germany, from 19-20 March 2009. The event was convened by the Development Policy Forum, InWEnt, Germany, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in cooperation with the UN Foundation and with the support of the KfW Banking Group. 

The meeting included opening speeches and a high-level roundtable, followed by three main sessions that addressed: the climate agenda as an integral part of sustainable development; new sources of financing to combat and adapt to climate change; and institutional and instrumental challenges in climate financing. During the closing session, participants provided some conclusions on the topic. They agreed on the need to integrate climate goals into development policy and recognized the need to reform the finance scene. [IISD Briefing Note]