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PROPOSED GCOS DONOR FUND. A Progress Report to SBSTA Intersessional Meeting 2 June 2003 S L Barrell Australia. Proposed GCOS Donor Fund. Origin Rationale Objective Process Challenges and risks Features Implementation issues Next steps. Origin of proposal. Decision 14/CP.4

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proposed gcos donor fund
PROPOSED GCOS DONOR FUND

A Progress Report to

SBSTA Intersessional Meeting

2 June 2003

S L Barrell

Australia

proposed gcos donor fund1
Proposed GCOS Donor Fund
  • Origin
  • Rationale
  • Objective
  • Process
  • Challenges and risks
  • Features
  • Implementation issues
  • Next steps
origin of proposal
Origin of proposal
  • Decision 14/CP.4
    • Addressing priorities for improved global monitoring
    • Options for financial support
  • Subsequent SBSTA Conclusions
  • Critical gaps in funding options
    • Addressing diversity of needs
    • Lack of coordinated mechanism
    • Global vs national/regional priorities
  • US announcement on funding
    • Call for matching contributions
  • Impending Second Adequacy Report
    • Pathway for implementation
gcos fund why bring to sbsta
GCOS Fund – why bring to SBSTA?
  • Relevance to UNFCCC
    • Meet commitments under Art 4.2g&h, Art 5
    • Implementation of COP Decisions
    • Implementation of 2AR recommendations
  • Visibility
    • To broader climate change community
    • All countries, all portfolios
  • Governance of fund
    • Member countries of GCOS sponsors
    • As member countries, not as Parties to UNFCCC
  • Information not negotiation
  • Why GCOS?
g lobal c limate o bserving s ystem
Global Climate Observing System

Other component systems

Global

Ocean

Observing

System(GOOS)

Ocean

WMO

Global

Atmospheric

Watch

(GAW)

Atmospheric

Chemistry

Global

Terrestrial

Observing

System

(GTOS)

Land

WMO

World

Hydrological

Cycle

Observing

System

(WHYCOS)

Land/Water

WMO

WWW

Global

Observing

System

(GOS)

Atmosphere

objective of proposed gcos fund
Objective of Proposed GCOS Fund

To provide:

  • A stable, long-term, flexible funding source;
  • Addressing highest priority needs for key (baseline) elements;
  • Of an agreed global observing system for climate;
  • In developing countries;
  • In support of UNFCCC and others;
  • On the basis of voluntary contributions;
  • Complementing existing funding, coordination & implementation mechanisms
process so far
Process so far
  • Concept developed
    • Donor Fund and Board
  • Australian intervention at SBSTA17
  • Informal discussion paper circulated
  • SBSTA17 conclusions
    • Requested GCOS SC to explore
  • Informal meeting, Geneva February 2003
  • GCOS SC meeting, Melbourne April 2003
  • Progress report to SBSTA18
challenges and risks
Challenges and risks
  • Possible overlaps with other mechanisms
  • Competition for donor resources
  • Competition for monitoring priorities
  • Sustainability of new/resumed stations
  • Factors other than funding
  • Potential manipulation of priorities
  • Donor preferences for one-off vs ongoing contributions
  • Complex financial/management structure required
  • Cost/overheads of administration of fund
proposed features
Proposed features
  • Donor Board
    • Management, oversight, priority setting
    • Advised by GCOS SC and Science Panels
    • Establish guidelines for funds allocation
    • Monitor and review implementation activities
  • Donors
    • countries, agencies, institutions, etc
  • Contributions
    • Option 1: Untargeted (cash) contributions, allocated by Board
    • Option 2: Targeted (cash or in kind) contributions
more proposed features
More proposed features
  • Develop & sustain critical mass of funding
    • More effective use of limited resources
    • Avoid duplication, optimise opportunities
    • Generate sustained resource stream through investment
  • Address global priorities
    • Within context of national/regional programs
    • Complement & build on national/regional activities
    • Complement, not replace bi-lateral arrangements
more proposed features1
More proposed features
  • Address breadth of funding needs
    • Capacity building
    • Infrastructure, establishment & maintenance
    • Sustained operating support
  • End-to-end integrated approach to funding and implementation
  • Develop and implement cross-cutting approaches
    • Across all climate regimes and disciplines
    • Including data management and exchange
more proposed features2
More proposed features
  • Transparent allocation and reporting procedures
  • Utilise & build on existing funding, coordination and implementation mechanisms
    • Cooperative arrangements with other mechanisms
    • Co-finance especially for capacity building activities
    • Regional implementation
implementation issues
Implementation issues
  • Establishment of Donor Board
    • Membership
    • Participation self-funded
  • Location of fund
    • GCOS Trust Fund
    • Distinct identity for Donor Fund
  • Methods of contribution
    • Options 1 or 2
    • Controls on Option 2
  • Management of fund
    • Program manager within GCOS Office
    • Priorities set by Board
more implementation issues
More Implementation Issues
  • Monitor implementation
    • Avoid duplication
    • Set goals and performance measures
    • Maximum use of existing mechanisms eg WMO/VCP
    • Collaboration with regional mechanisms eg SPREP
    • Utilise existing monitoring systems eg GCOS Monitoring Centres
    • Collaborate in establishing new mechanisms
  • Recipients of funds
    • Early focus on LDCs
    • Early focus on key baseline systems eg GUAN
    • Aim at self-sufficiency
    • Exclude staff and telecommunications costs
more implementation issues1
More Implementation Issues
  • Consultation & linkages with stakeholders
    • Actual and potential donors
    • GCOS Steering Committee
    • GCOS Office
    • GCOS sponsoring agencies
    • Potential recipients
    • UNFCCC
    • Other funding and implementation mechanisms
  • Need to keep as simple as possible
next steps
Next steps
  • GCOS SC gave “strong endorsement”
  • Need to consider views of all stakeholders
    • But not an issue for SBSTA negotiation
  • High level planning meeting of potential donors
    • Before COP-9
    • Convened by GCOS SC
    • Flesh out details of establishment and operation of Donor Fund and Donor Board
    • NOT a commitments meeting
  • Report back to SBSTA-19 / COP-9
summary
Summary
  • Proposal recognises a gap in existing funding mechanisms
    • Addressing global priorities
    • Meeting wide range of funding needs
    • Integrated and cross-sectoral approach
  • and an opportunity to create an effective critical mass of funding
  • Donors to have strong voice in allocation & implementation
    • Strong support from many stakeholders
  • Ambitious but achievable