Climate finance: The role of the climate funds in supporting developing countries

About the event

This event convened high-level leaders in a panel discussion, to share their vision for how to increase climate finance to deliver even greater impact, and their view on the role of multilateral funds in supporting the climate ambitions of developing countries.

The second panel convened the principals of the four multilateral climate funds – the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – to discuss the role of the funds in supporting climate action and how they intend to strengthen their collaboration to enhance access to climate finance.

Audience: Open to all registered attendees with access to the Blue Zone.


Simon Stiell (Welcoming remarks)

Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Simon Zadek (Moderator)

Executive Director, NatureFinance

Tatiana Rosito

Secretary of International Affairs and Head, G20 Finance Track Brazil

Alexia Latortue

Assistant Secretary for International Trade and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Zhang Bei

Deputy Director General, People's Bank of China Research Bureau

Dirk Meyer

Director General for multi-lateral development policy, transformation and climate, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Federal Republic of Germany

Mikko Ollikainen

Head, Adaptation Fund

Luis Tineo

CEO a.i., Climate Investment Funds

Chizuru Aoki

Lead Environmental Specialist , Global Environment Facility

Mafalda Duarte

Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Adnan Z. Amin (Wrap up & closing)

Chief Executive Officer, COP28