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100 groups call for Climate Investment Funds to sunset

Posted by Reacción Climática on 14 Ee junio Ee 2017 a las 0:35


Ahead of this week’s meeting of the trust funds of the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, 100 groups have called for the CIFs to finally sunset, now that the Green Climate Fund is clearly operational. Two-thirds of the groups are from developing countries.

 

Here’s The Letter.

 

June 14, 2016

 

 

Dear Trust Fund Committee Members of the Strategic Climate Fund and Clean Technology Fund:

 

 

Now that it has approved projects and is beginning to disburse money, the Green Climate Fund is clearly operational. It is thus also unambiguously clear that it is time for the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds to sunset.

 

 

Since their inception, the CIFs were meant to be interim funds. In 2008, the sunset clauses of the Strategic Climate Fund and the Clean Technology Fund said, “…the SCF will take necessary steps to conclude its operations once a new [UNFCCC] financial architecture is effective…” and “the CTF will take necessary steps to conclude its operations once a new [UNFCCC] financial architecture is effective.”[1] That new financial architecture – the Green Climate Fund – is now indisputably effective. The CIFs’ raison d’etre has expired; attempts to reinterpret the obvious must cease.

 

 

Unlike the multilateral development bank-driven CIFs, the GCF was set up according to the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. With a governance structure evenly split between developed and developing countries, the GCF is founded on a “country-driven approach” accountable to the institutions and people in developing countries, and has placed a premium on direct access to funds by developing country entities. The GCF promotes a gender-sensitive approach to its funding – the first climate fund to do so from the outset of its activities.

 

 

While lessons learned from the CIFs should be applied to the GCF, efforts to spin the CIFs as complementary to the GCF are disingenuous. Resources directed toward the CIFs are resources that should instead be directed to the GCF. Any effort to raise new sources of finance for the CIFs should cease immediately, and there should be no new investments.

 

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

11.11.11-Coalition of the Flemish North-South Movement, Belgium

 

ActionAid International

 

Aksi for Gender, Social and Ecological Justice, Indonesia

 

All Nepal Peasants Federation, Nepal

 

All Nepal Women’s Association, Nepal

 

Alliance Sud, Switzerland

 

Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance Against Mining), Philippines

 

Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, Philippines

 

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Thailand

 

Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development, Regional

 

ATTAC Japan

 

BankTrack, Netherlands

 

Beyond Beijing Committee, Nepal

 

Both ENDS, Netherlands

 

Bretton Woods Project, United Kingdom

 

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Philippines

 

Campaign for Climate Justice, Nepal

 

Carbon Market Watch, Belgium

 

Center for Biological Diversity, United States

 

Center for Environment, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Center for Popular Democracy, United States

 

Center for Socio-Economic Research and Development, Nepal

 

Centre for 21st century Issues (C21st), Nigeria

 

Centre for Social Impact Studies, Ghana

 

Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement, Cameroon

 

Centro Humboldt, Nicaragua

 

Centro Salvadoreño de Tecnologia Apropiada/Friends of the Earth El Salvador

 

Christian Aid, United Kingdom

 

Civic Concern Nepal

 

Climate Action Network Europe, Regional

 

Climate Change & Development NGO Alliance, Azerbaijan

 

Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC), Mexico

 

CNCD-11.11.11, Belgium

 

Consumers Protection Association, Lesotho

 

Digo Bikas Institute, Nepal

 

Ecological Christian Organisation, Uganda

 

Ecological Society of the Philippines

 

Environics Trust, India

 

Farmers Forum South Asia, Regional

 

Finance & Trade Watch, Austria

 

Food & Water Watch, United States

 

Foundation HELP, Tanzania

 

Freedom from Debt Coalition, Philippines

 

Friends of the Earth – England, Wales and Northern Ireland

 

Friends of the Earth United States

 

Gender Action, United States

 

Global Catholic Climate Movement Pilipinas, Philippines

 

Green Development Advocates, Cameroon

 

Haburas Foundation/ Friends of the Earth Timor Leste

 

Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America

 

Himalaya Niti Abhiyan, India

 

Human Rights Alliance Nepal

 

Indian Social Action Forum, India

 

Indigenous Environmental Network, United States/International

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, United States

 

Institute for Policy Studies, Climate Policy Program, United States

 

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Regional

 

International.Lawyers.Org, Switzerland

 

Jagaran Nepal

 

Jamaa Resource Initiatives, Kenya

 

Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement, Niger

 

Kitanglad Integrated NGOs, Inc., Philippines

 

Korea Federation for Environmental Movements, South Korea

 

KRuHA – Peoples Coalition on Water, Indonesia

 

Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centre, Nigeria

 

LDC Watch, International

 

Leads Nigeria

 

Les Amis de la Terre France

 

Migrant Forum in Asia, Regional

 

National Coastal Women’s Movement, India

 

National Hawkers Federation, India

 

National Women Peasants Association, Nepal

 

Nepal Youth Peasants Association, Nepal

 

Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigeria

 

NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark

 

PALAG Mindanao, Philippines

 

Panay Rural Development Center, Inc., Philippines

 

Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, Philippines

 

Philippine Network for Rural Development and Democratization, Philippines

 

Policy Analysis and Research Institute of Lesotho

 

Population, Health, Environment Ethiopia Consortium, Ethiopia

 

Practical Action, United Kingdom

 

Reacción Climática, Bolivia

 

River Basin Friends, India

 

Rural Reconstruction Nepal

 

Sahabat Alam Malaysia/Friends of the Earth Malaysia

 

Sanlakas Philippines

 

Solidaritas Perempuan, Indonesia

 

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication, Regional

 

South Asia Food Sovereignty Network, Regional

 

South Asia Peasants Coalition, Regional

 

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, United States

 

Students for a Just and Stable Future, United States

 

SustainUS, United States

 

Third World Network, Malaysia

 

Trade Union Policy Institute of Nepal

 

VOICE Bangladesh

 

WomanHealth Philippines

 

Women Welfare Society, Nepal

 

Worldview-The Gambia

 

[1] http://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/files/Strategic_Climate_Fund_final.pdf; http://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/files/Clean_Technology_Fund_paper_June_9_final.pdf

Source: https://foe.org/2016-06-100-groups-call-for-climate-investment-funds-to-suns/

 

[1] http://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/files/Strategic_Climate_Fund_final.pdf; http://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/files/Clean_Technology_Fund_paper_June_9_final.pdf

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