IDFC at the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, NYC19 July 2019
For the first time an IDFC delegation composed of Rémy Rioux, IDFC Chairperson & French Agency for Development (AFD), Patrick Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Development Bank for Southern Africa and Ayman Sejiny, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector attended the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development from 15th to 18th of July 2019.
On this occasion, the delegation had the great honor to meet with Antonio Gutteres, UN Secretary General to exchange on the IDFC role on Climate Action and SDGs attainment.
On the perspective of the forthcoming UN Climate Action Summit, the delegation shared with the UN SG and also with Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General
and with Luis Alfonso de Alba UN SG Special Envoy for the Climate Summit 2019
On the margin of the HLPF, during the Green Climate Fund High Level Side Event on “Strengthening Synergies : the role of the GCF in implementing the Paris Agreement & the 2030 Agenda”, the delegation reiterated its support to the GCF institutionalized by the recent signing of the GCF-IDFC Partnership Statement.
Patrick Dlamini, DBSA CEO, noted that GCF replenishment is needed for developing countries to meet the Paris Agreement goals. “If more and more countries come forward to replenish GCF, we’ll have a much better chance of achieving and successfully implementing the Paris Accord as well as making sure that SDGs are achieved”
Rémy Rioux also praised the successful GCF replenishment :”GCF is the main and only multilateral fund that is open to us. It is a place of innovation because of its flexibility. It has capacity that is very unique. IDFC members are the strongest advocate for the Fund and we hope for strongest possible replenishment” Read the full Press Release on the GCF Replenishment for more details.
Overall, a great collective IDFC mission to fulfill our mission in advocating for Sustainable Development Investment and Climate Finance support.