With UNFCCC COP28 UAE about to get started, we're excited to share the GEF IEO's participation and co-hosting of various events. Our presence will span across country, regional, and thematic pavilions.

Here are the events with GEF IEO participation:

Mon 4 Dec | 9:30 - 11:00 UAE | France Pavilion

Financing the transition: how to use public finance smartly, increase the role of international finance institutions and the performance of multilateral climate funds

About this event: Co-hosted with the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), this event will showcase diverse strategies aimed at addressing financial barriers hindering national decarbonization and resilience efforts. The focus will be on country-specific perspectives and evaluative insights gleaned from four significant international climate funds.

Speakers: Andreas Reuman, GCF-IEU; Neeraj Kumar Negi, GEF-IEO; Neha Sharma, Climate Investment Funds; Debbie Menezes, Adaptation Fund-TERG; Atika Ben Maïd, AFD; Benoît Leguet, I4CE; Léa Boude, SGPE; Jaime Tramón, Ministry of Finance, Chile; Gan Gan Dirgantara, Social and Technical Evaluation Division, Indonesia.

Wed 6 Dec | 11:00 - 11:50 UAE | Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion

Learnings from Adaptation Activities in the Pacific Islands

About this event: This event will delve into the challenges and insights gleaned from adaptation initiatives in Pacific Island states. It aims to explore how these lessons can inform upcoming program activities, alongside sharing the experiences of accredited entities and implementing bodies within the region.

Speakers: Andreas Reumann, GCF-IEU; Neeraj Kumar Negi, GEF-IEO; Kouassi Emmanuel Kouadio, Climate Investment Funds; Vladislav Arnaoudov, Adaptation Fund-TERG.

Fri 8 Dec | 15:30 - 16:30 UAE | NDC Partnership Pavilion

Climate and Development – Aligning Environmental, Economic, and Social Development Goals

About this event: This session will investigate the role of climate finance in attaining climate objectives in conjunction with environmental, economic, and social development goals. Speakers will discuss the unique aspects of evaluating climate interventions, present evidence on the interconnection between climate and development objectives, and provide insights on aligning climate finance more effectively with environmental, economic, and social development goals.

Speakers: Neeraj Kumar Negi, GEF-IEO; Andreas Reumann, GCF-IEU; Vladislav Arnaoudov, Adaptation Fund-TERG; Neha Sharma, Climate Investment Funds.