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Prime Minister Holness Reports Major Achievements Under the Climate Financing Initiative

Prime Minister Holness Reports Major Achievements Under the Climate Financing Initiative

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reported that there have been major achievements under the Climate Financing Initiative.

The Prime Minister made the announcement yesterday (Sunday, September 22) in his capacity as co-chair of the Climate Financing Initiative at the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit in New York.

Prime Minister Holness was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres to co-chair the Initiative along with the Presidents of France and Qatar to mobilise Government and private sector to build political consensus and increase momentum to raise $100 billion in climate finance by 2020.

In giving an update, the Prime Minister said the achievements represent a solid package of outcomes.

The achievements announced are:

  • Major Development Banks encouraged to scale-up climate finance ambition from project inception to project delivery.
  • Donor countries to replenish the Green Climate Fund.
  • A space created for the private sector to be a part of this conversation, which generated momentum in the development of strong private sector led initiatives to properly align their investments with the Paris Agreement.
  • Four Initiatives encouraged to tackle different aspects of the project value chain. These involve key system fixes that will facilitate stronger project pipelines and crowding-in of funding.
According to Prime Minister Holness:“This, along with more achievements that France will report to you now, represent a solid package of outcomes that will continue to demonstrate strong forward-momentum and confidence in the months ahead.”
Prime Minister Holness is in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA and to speak at the UN Climate Change Summit.

The Prime Minister is expected to hold several bilateral and speaking engagements at UNGA during this week on Climate Action, Adaptation and Financing.