Achieving transformational change in climate change mitigation through Results-based financing

This webinar series introduces innovative financing mechanisms that contribute to development solutions, linking needs, objectives and actual results. This series will focus on Results-based financing (RBF), in particular, which has emerged as an important tool for financing basic services because it changes the focus from inputs – funding given in advance for expected results – to verified outputs. As a center of expertise for RBF, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) brings together practitioners and development partners to share results, experiences and lessons on RBF.


Achieving transformational change in climate change mitigation and adaptation requires a combination of enhanced international cooperation and trillions of “climate-smart” private investments, which in many cases will need to be channeled through blended public and multilateral financing schemes. Understanding how best to mobilize, leverage and scale up climate smart investments requires new forms of financing in order to efficiently use limited public and multilateral funds. 


Results-based Climate Finance approaches, under which funds are disbursed by an investor or donor to a recipient upon the achievement of a pre-agreed set of results, with achievement of these results being subject to independent verification have the potential to mobilize private investment, creating new markets relevant for low-carbon development, enhance recipient ownership of mitigation and adaptation actions and support the scaling-up of activities.  


This webinar will discuss the findings of a study that analyzed the landscape of results-based climate finance activities, and aims to stimulate a dialogue on opportunities for developing results-based approaches across different climate-related sectors.

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About the Presenters

Klaus Oppermann

Klaus Oppermann is a climate change expert with more than 15 years of experience in climate policy, climate economics, climate finance and carbon markets. In the World Bank he leads the technical work on results-based climate financing and carbon market mechanisms. Klaus is an economist by training and holds a PhD from Frankfurt University.

Charis Lypiridis

Charis Lypiridis is a specialist on infrastructure finance and planning, and is currently leading GPOBA’s program on Climate Change, and activities in South Asia and the Pacific Islands. Prior to GPOBA, he worked for IFC’s Advisory Department on Public-Private Partnerships, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and city-focused programs across the EU. Charis has a background on civil engineering from Aristotle University in Greece and holds a MPA degree from Columbia University.

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Submitted 12:59 pm, June 24, 2018


Jesús Manuel

Submitted 8:58 am, July 16, 2017

great info!


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Submitted 12:29 am, June 15, 2017

Thanks for sharing your experiences.


Submitted 7:07 am, June 13, 2017



Submitted 3:55 am, June 10, 2017

what is the purpose of the Geo-engineering in the skies above Scotland, how much is it costing and who pays for it? I know its partially to control the weather but this doesn't tie in with the amount of flooding we get. Why are the politicians scared to talk about this subject?

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