Side-event Bonn : Priority actions to increase access to climate finance for non-state actors

On Monday 7 May 2018, during the UNFCCC Bonn Sessions, Climate Chance and the Finance coalition organized a side-event focused on access to climate finance for non-state actors.

You will find below the program of the side-event and the PPT presentations of the speakers.

Introduction and facilitation by Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance Association, Senator for the Loire-Atlantique Region – France, UCLG spokesperson for climate.

Read here the presentation: Why do we need gender-responsive climate finance?


  • Financing and enabling access to affordable, decentralized and renewable energy and fostering women’s empowerment through gender-just energy-cooperatives. (20min)

– Katharina Habersbrunner, Head of Energy and Climate, WECF International: Potential of energy cooperatives to meet emission targets and supply society with affordable, decentralized and renewable energy and gender-sensitive participation opportunities.

Read here the presentation: Unlocking and financing gender just-climate solutions with energy cooperatives

– Nino Margvelashvili, Director Georgian “CLEEN ENERGY UMBRELLA COOPERATIVE”: Good practice – Gender-just umbrella cooperative in Georgia.

Read here the presentation: Women in Energy Cooperatives: Advancing Gender Equality while unlocking local climate finance

  • Update on the challenges and opportunities emerged in relation to the access to climate finance through the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues process. (10min)

    – Jisun Hwang, Senior Climate Advocacy and Policy Officer ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability World Secretariat

Read here the presentation: Stocktake from 6 May in-depth discussions: Role of Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues