In the context of the Global Stocktake and negotiations on the NCQC to mobilise climate finance, this side event discussed articulation of finance needs in countries’ NDCs and LTS, the important role of finance ministries and IFIs in developing investment plans, and explore sectoral transition costs.


  • Stéphane Hallegate, World Bank
  • Gareth Phillips, African Development Bank
  • Sara Jane Ahmed, Vulnerable 20 Group
  • Dhesigen Naidoo, South Africa


  • Abdulrasheed Isah, ETH Zürich
  • Aki Kachi, NewClimate Institute
  • Diana Cardenas, Institute for Climate Economics


  • Anna Stünzi, University of St. Gallen


COP28: Early retirement of fossil fuel assets
Venue IDFC pavilion, Blue Zone
Date 11 Dec 2023
Start time 06:30 pm

This side event aimed to support development banks to learn how they could best mobilise finance to enable ambitious early retirement...

COP28: Turning the Global Stocktake into Action on the Ground
Venue SE Room 1, Zone B6
Date 09 Dec 2023
Start time 04:45 pm

At COP28, negotiators must deliver a rapid response plan to the Global Stocktake that decarbonizes economies at a pace and depth scale...

COP28: Ratcheting integrity of net zero commitments to unlock ambition loops and regain climate momentum
Venue SE Room 3, Blue Zone, COP28
Date 08 Dec 2023
Start time 04:45 pm

National net zero targets and climate litigation have strengthened markedly in recent years, and UNFCCC’s new Recognition and...

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