IEU at Ramsar COP14

Wuhan and Geneva (Hybrid)
7 - 8 November 2022

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    Open to the public
  • Date 7 - 8 November 2022
  • Location Wuhan and Geneva (Hybrid)

The IEU will speak at the 14th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP14) which will take place in a hybrid format from 5 to 13 November 2022 in Wuhan, China, and Geneva, Switzerland.

Notably, the IEU will hold two side events to share key findings and insights from IEU evaluation relating to the GCF's adaptation investments and portfolio.

Mon, 7 Nov | 12:15 - 13:15 CET. Finance for Adaptation, Biodiversity and Wetlands: what are we learning from evaluations.

The impact of climate change is increasingly affecting communities and natural ecosystems around the world, particularly in the most vulnerable places. What are we learning from financing climate change adaptation to could inform wetlands and biodiversity interventions? Who do we need to engage and how can wetlands be positioned in the climate change discourse? 

This event will bring together evaluators from the Asian Development Bank, Adaptation Fund, Commonwealth Secretariat, European Investment Bank, and the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) to consider each organization's lessons learned in terms of providing finance for climate adaptation. The IEU will also share findings from the independent evaluation of the GCF's adaptation portfolio and approach with a specific focus on the challenges faced by most vulnerable countries. 

Tue, 8 Nov | 13:15 - 14:15 CET. Mobilising climate finance for biodiversity and wetlands: Lessons from evaluations.

In oder to achieve the much needed paradigm shift in climate change action, both public and private sector finance have to come together to address financing gaps and scaling opportunities in view of the climate and biodiversity crisis. What are we learning from the financing climate change action? What role could private finance play in adaptation and wetland conservation actions?

This session will focus on the state and role of private finance in climate adaptation and wetland conservation. IEU Head Andreas Reumann will share key findings from the independent evaluation of the GCF's approach to the private sector. He will be joined representatives of FAO, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Wetlands International, and IUCN, for a discussion on the role of private finance in wetlands conservation.