The Climate Change Division (CCD) of the Office of the Prime Minister as the National Designated Authority (NDA) Secretariat hosted the First Open Sector Working Group (SWG) Hybrid Information Session for 2023 at Grand Pacific Hotel on 26 May.
The main purpose of this Open SWG meeting was to inform members on Fiji’s inter-ministerial work coordinated by the Climate Change Division (CCD) including the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness, providing updates on the outcomes of COP 27 and setting the stage and priorities heading into COP 28. Discussion on Private sector engagement strategy was also part of the session whereby a strategy is being developed on enhancing access to private sector climate finance.
The participants for the session were from a diverse range and multisector group which included representatives from Government, private sector, academics, CSOs, NGOs, Researchers, youths and University graduates.
The information session was split into 4 key sessions and had an extra session for questions and feedbacks for all the presentations. It included presentations and updates from the Climate Change Division, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) team presented on how it is supporting private sector to build climate resilience in particularly through parametric insurance schemes and on the development of Private Sector Engagement Strategy. This was followed up with a final session that was based on group work and analysis on key sectors which included Agriculture, Energy, E-mobility and Infrastructure. The meeting with stakeholders from different sectors enabled useful perspectives and solutions for engagement with the private sector.
The support of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is also acknowledged in hosting this information session.
Author: Climate Change Division (CCD) of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Citation: Climate Change Division (CCD) of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Report on Open SWG Information session on the Upcoming Conference of Parties and Private Sector Engagement no. 1: 26 May 2023. 34p.