Latest CCFLA Updates: February 2018

Release of Project Preparation Report

The Project Preparation Working Group, also known as CCFLA’s Subnational Project Preparation Platform, released a report entitled, “Summary of Good Practice of Successful Project Preparation Facilities”.

Members of the CCFLA Working Group on Project Preparation have been jointly implementing a series of research and complementary actions in the course of 2017 aiming at identifying and analyzing the Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs) experiences and provide recommendations on the comprehensive ecosystem of action to support project preparations needs for cities and regions.

In this framework, the report profiles a set of subnational project preparation facilities (PPF) in Asia and Latin America. The report produced by GIB, FMDV and ICLEI and supported by GIZ and GIB, analyses project preparation tools, approaches, main bottlenecks, and solutions, by presenting three case studies as well as highlights from experts’ interviews. Each case study focuses on a project preparation facility (PPF) that is active at the subnational level in either Latin America or Asia. The report explores solutions and suggests recommendations showing how risk mitigation instruments, project structuring and fair PPP models may be combined and tailor- made to specific project characteristics.

Information sharing among PPFs and also including project developers and finance institutions is identified as key to spreading success stories and sharing successful approaches which will lead to an acceleration and improvement of project preparation support.

The report can be downloaded here.

 

Joint Declaration at the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum  

The organization of the first ever subnational Project Preparation Practitioners’ Forum in Bonn during COP 23 led to the organization of a CCFLA joint-session “Accelerating investments in the urban transition through project preparation for local sustainable infrastructure “– with the support of FMDV, GIB, C40 Finance Facility, AFD and CDIA.  

These important steps led to the “Joint Declaration of Intent for intensified knowledge exchange and learning among Urban Project Preparation Facilities and Initiatives at the World Urban Forum in February 2018”.

With active PPF WG members namely CDIA, AFD, FMDV, GIB, GIZ and C40 Finance Facility – other organization active in the field of project preparation being encouraged to join this agreement – to commit to:

  1. Participate in regular exchange among project preparation practitioners, and co-organize regular Project Preparation Practitioners Forums,
  2. Publish a joint annual report on recommendations, experiences and subjects relevant for project preparation support,
  3. Contribute to the development of CCFLA knowledge products as defined in the CCFLA workplan,
  4. Allocate resources including the assignment of a dedicated focal person for the above-mentioned activities.  

This promising Declaration acts as a response to the need to encourage information sharing among PPFs operating at the subnational level.

 

Information on the Talanoa Dialogue

The Talanoa Dialogue on national climate action is one of the main outcomes of COP23. It is designed to engage climate stakeholders in taking stock of and shaping national climate plans through in-country consultations throughout 2018.

Parties, stakeholders and expert institutions like yours are encouraged “to prepare analytical and policy relevant inputs to inform the dialogue and submit these and other proposed inputs, including those from intergovernmental organizations and UNFCCC bodies”.

The deadlines for submission of inputs are:  

The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues was released during the WUF as an initiative facilitated by ICLEI, with UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Through these dialogues, cities, regions and their networks are inviting national governments to the table in around 40 countries to drive forward multilevel climate action worldwide. More information and press release here.