The international research project SNAPFI (“Strengthen national climate policy implementation: Comparative empirical learning & creating linkage to climate finance”) has for the first time come together in Berlin, Germany on September 18-20 2019. The project consortium, led by The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) came together to discuss how international climate finance can support NDC implementation in the partner countries and worldwide.
In the first year, an international cross-country study, particularly supported by Vivid Economics and New Climate Institute, will focus on the interaction between international climate finance and national policy implementation. In parallel, five national studies dig deeper into specific issues at the interface between finance and policies at the national level. GVCes from Brazil plans to analyze green infrastructure investments. In India, TERI looks at industry decarbonization, while the Energy Research Center of the University of Capetown in South Africa focuses on decarbonization of the electricity sector. In Indonesia, the Climate Change Center of Institut Teknologi Bandung aims to scrutinize the governance around NDC implementation. Further, a European study by IKEM and supported by DIW Econ looks at how the multiple governance levels of the European Union are structured to disburse EU funds to East European Member State and what insights can be drawn for disbursing international climate finance funds. Lastly, Climate Strategies presented how an extensive review process is to ensure a high quality of the research.
The project is funded by the German Environmental Ministry’s “International Climate Initiative” (IKI) and runs until 2023 and the workshop provided the opportunity to engage both with members of the Ministry as well as with RENAC, another successful IKI project on climate finance.