Peoples’ movements and grassroots organizations have come up with social innovations and actions geared towards achieving sustainability, inclusivity, and equity in the use and management of resources. With adequate support these local solutions have the potential to contribute to responding, adapting and mitigating the impacts of climate change. Developed countries, are obliged and expected to provide financial resources to assist developing countries to address challenges related to climate change. Much of Public climate finance is however provided to big corporations and banks. Often the same actors have been identified as driving unsustainable production and consumption. We can no longer afford a business-as-usual approach given the urgency of the climate crisis. Public climate finance must be re-directed towards people-powered, grassroots-driven climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives that makes sure that no one is left behind.
Participants – Indonesia and Philippines
- Amy Padilla, Executive Director IBON International
- Ulrika Åkersson, Lead Specialist on Environment and Climate Change Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA)
- Mattias Frumerie, Director Climate finance/diplomacy at Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
- Kurniawan Sabar, Director Institute for Nationalist and Democracy Studies (INDIES, Indonesia)