Online Seminar | November 2020

The USD 100 billion goal and lessons learned for the future of international climate finance

CFAS Online Seminar 11-2020

This online seminar took place in November 2020. Please check our presentation and the recording of this event on this page.

With recent extreme weather events and economies in lockdown due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the collective goal of mobilizing USD 100 billion annually has become ever more important to support urgently needed climate action in developing countries. In spite of ongoing controversies about the adequacy of financial support from developed countries, long-term climate finance has grown and evolved over the past decade. An undisputed achievement of the goal could help build an important element of trust between developed and developing countries.

It’s necessary to both consider the varying views and expectations regarding the composition of the aggregated volume, but also review the set-up of related processes and platforms under the UNFCCC to generate important lessons-learned for the future of international climate finance. In the year of its milestone, the online seminar takes a closer look at the USD 100 billion goal’s main components, reviews their states of fulfilment and provides a basis for the discussion of climate finance’s way forward - and upward.

List of speakers:



David Eckstein
Policy Advisor for Climate Finance and Investments at Germanwatch
+49(0) 228 / 60 492-45
+49 (0)228 60 492-19
Martin Voß
Policy Advisor for Development Banks and Climate Transparency at Germanwatch
Christine Nettersheim
the greenwerk.
Michel Köhler
Co-Founder of the greenwerk.
Raju Pandit Chhetri
Director of Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC)