On 01 January 2022, Germany has assumed the G7 Presidency. VENRO and the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development have been appointed by the German Government to coordinate the Civil7.
The 2022 C7 process is accompanied by several workshops throughout the year. The series addresses a variety of thematic and strategic areas relevant to the engagement of the C7. It is designed to build capacities and share knowledge between all stakeholders involved.
This workshop focusses on the topic of climate finance. The G7 has a particular responsibility to not only deliver its fair share in the globally needed mitigation effort but also to support both necessary social-ecological transformation and management of climate risks and impacts in developing countries. The G7 process in 2022 offers the opportunity to take important steps towards a new paradigm for climate finance.
The aim of the workshop is to give participants an overview of the current state of climate finance and the particular role of the G7 in this context. For this purpose we will have two inputs based on a recent policy brief by CARE, Germanwatch and Oxfam. Drawing on this, the participants will discuss specific areas for advancing climate finance. The outcomes of these discussions will be shared with the C7 Working Group on Climate and Environmental Justice for further consideration.
Please note that the workshop is not limited to members of the C7 Working Group on Climate and Environmental Justice. We would like to encourage all interested civil society actors to join.
Please contact Moritz Böttcher for further questions (+49 (0)30/26 39 299-43, m.boettcher(at)venro.org).