Wednesday 20th September 2023, 8am EDT / 7pm WIB / 1pm BST 

Location: Online, Zoom meeting 

During Climate Week NYC, the SNAPFI team will be discussing their brand-new research LIVE from Indonesia. Tune in to discover how researchers from Brazil, India, Indonesia, the EU and South Africa are working together to address the information gap on climate finance and support the implementation of national climate & development policies. 

This event will launch 5 brand-new country reports from SNAPFI so join us to be at the forefront of the rapidly accelerating conversation on climate finance. 

The SNAPFI project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).  

Speakers will include representatives from DIW Berlin, Center for Sustainability Studies of Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Energy and Resources Institute (India) in cooperation with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Climate Change Center, Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa). 

7pm Online streaming begins Welcome and scene-setting by Indonesia hosts 5 minute introduction 
7:05pm Lessons from…
India – Manish Kumar Shrivastava, TERI
Indonesia – Dr. Niken Prilandita, Bandung Institute of Technology
South Africa – Dr. Andrew Marquard, University of Cape Town
Brazil (FGV) – Gustavo Velloso Breviglieri, FGV
EU (DIW) – Heiner von Lüpke, DIW
8 minutes for each team presentation (allowing for 50 mins) 
7:55pm Facilitated panel discussion (questions from facilitator, teams in Indonesia, attendees) 30 minutes 
8:25pm Conclusion 5 minutes 
8:30pm Event concludes  


The international community is committed to providing a total of USD 100bn annually to support the implementation of national climate plans in emerging and developing countries. However, the climate finance needs articulated by developing countries in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) vary significantly and often lack specific information on the role that international climate finance can play.  

SNAPFI (Strengthening National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkages to Climate Finance) explores how international climate finance can enable transformative change through domestic policies in developing countries. The project spans 4 developing countries – Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa, alongside the EU – and each country partner is working to provide their national policymakers with science-based policy advice on a range of financial instruments, capacity-building and aligning climate finance to enable effective national climate policy.  

The project also aims to enable policymakers from the national finance sectors and international finance institutions to develop policy instruments to support climate action in partner countries and allow international cooperation between relevant stakeholders. 

SNAPFI project findings are released annually and the 2023 country reports will be launched at this event during Climate Week NYC. 

This event will bring together every SNAPFI team to present 5 brand-new country reports and engage in a dialogue about their findings. Since the choice of research topics for the national studies has always been determined by the priorities in the countries, attendees can expect a wide range of topics to be covered, from the role of the Just Energy Transition Partnership in South Africa, to public and private climate finance in Brazil’s land use and forestry sectors, to governance aspects related to the energy and climate policy areas in Indonesia.