Right from our inception, the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) has lost no time in defining strategic issues. In fact, the Mid-Term Work Program for 2011-2014 has already begun. Each year, an additional issue will be defined, so there are always at least three issues which we are preparing in our program.
The environment comes first: Climate Finance 2011/12
Financing access to clean and sustainable energy is on the top of today’s development agenda. So the IDFC is beginning its work program with Climate Finance (2011/12).
As international climate negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) struggle to strike a balance between improved energy access and clean energy supply,
IDFC strives to make a concerted contribution by mobilizing green growth potential in the countries in which its Members are active.
Read more about our Climate Finance Work Program.
We are planning for the future
Building on Climate Finance (2011/12), the IDFC will focus on the financing of environmentally friendly (green) infrastructure (2012/13) and then social development (2013/14). Each annual topic entails a variety of activities, such as the general promotion of the topic, the development of a statement and a strategy briefs, the collation of best-practice programs and training, and concrete measures to strengthen interbank financial cooperation.
"In view of the UN Rio+20 Conference in Brazil in June 2012, the Club's activities in the first half of 2012 will be focused on the topic of climate finance. In a changing world, IDFC members aim at positioning themselves as one of the key driving forces in the process of adaptation to climate change and its mitigation within the foreseen international climate financing architecture.”
Luciano Coutinho, Vice-Chairperson of the IDFC and President of BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social)