Lesson 1. Financial Mechanism. Iccn_2

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  • 1. 

    Complete the sentence The financial mechanism is accountable to…

    • A.

      Green Climate Fund

    • B.

      Conference of the Parties

    • C.

      Special Climate Change Fund

    • D.

      Standing Committee

    Correct Answer
    B. Conference of the Parties
    Explanation
    The financial mechanism is accountable to the Conference of the Parties. The Conference of the Parties is an annual meeting where representatives from countries that are party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) come together to discuss and make decisions on global climate issues. As the highest decision-making body of the UNFCCC, the Conference of the Parties has the authority to oversee and hold the financial mechanism accountable for its actions and use of funds.

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  • 2. 

    Which Funds are managed by GEF?

    • A.

      Green Climate Fund

    • B.

      Adaptation Fund

    • C.

      Climate Investment Fund

    • D.

      Least Developed Country Fund

    • E.

      Special Climate Change Fund

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Least Developed Country Fund
    E. Special Climate Change Fund
    Explanation
    The GEF (Global Environment Facility) manages the Least Developed Country Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund. These funds are specifically designed to support developing countries in addressing climate change challenges and promoting sustainable development. The GEF plays a crucial role in mobilizing financial resources and providing technical assistance to these countries, helping them implement climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. By managing these funds, the GEF aims to promote global environmental benefits and support the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

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  • 3. 

    True or False Climate finance is clearly defined under UNFCCC.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Climate finance is not clearly defined under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While the UNFCCC recognizes the importance of climate finance and establishes some principles and mechanisms for financial support, there is no specific definition or clear guidelines provided. The lack of a clear definition has led to ongoing discussions and negotiations among countries on what constitutes climate finance and how it should be mobilized and distributed.

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  • 4. 

    Which flow of funds best describes the current state of affairs in climate finance?

    • A.

      From developing countries to least developed countries

    • B.

      From developed countries to developing countries

    • C.

      From private sector to state

    • D.

      From developed countries to countries with economies in transition

    • E.

      From countries less vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change to those more vulnerable

    Correct Answer
    B. From developed countries to developing countries
    Explanation
    The flow of funds from developed countries to developing countries best describes the current state of affairs in climate finance. Developed countries, which have a higher level of economic development, provide financial support to developing countries to help them mitigate and adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. This flow of funds is essential to support the implementation of climate change projects, such as renewable energy initiatives, in developing countries that may lack the necessary resources.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not an objective of the Review of financial mechanism? 

    • A.

      Its conformity with the provisions of Article 11 of the Convention

    • B.

      The effectiveness of the activities it funds in implementing the Convention

    • C.

      Its ability to generate funds from private sources

    • D.

      Its effectiveness in providing resources to developing country Parties

    • E.

      Its effectiveness in providing financial resources in accordance with the objectives of the Convention

    Correct Answer
    C. Its ability to generate funds from private sources
    Explanation
    The Review of financial mechanism is not concerned with its ability to generate funds from private sources. Instead, it focuses on evaluating its conformity with the provisions of Article 11 of the Convention, the effectiveness of the activities it funds in implementing the Convention, its effectiveness in providing resources to developing country Parties, and its effectiveness in providing financial resources in accordance with the objectives of the Convention.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following are functions of the Standing Committee?

    • A.

      Improving coherence and coordination in the delivery of climate change financing

    • B.

      Rationalization of the financial mechanism

    • C.

      Mobilization of financial resources

    • D.

      Preparation eligibility criteria for Funds managed by GEF

    • E.

      Approval of funds allocation for projects in developing country parties

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Improving coherence and coordination in the delivery of climate change financing
    B. Rationalization of the financial mechanism
    C. Mobilization of financial resources
    Explanation
    The Standing Committee is responsible for improving coherence and coordination in the delivery of climate change financing, rationalizing the financial mechanism, and mobilizing financial resources. These functions are crucial in ensuring that climate change financing is effectively and efficiently utilized to address the challenges of climate change. By improving coherence and coordination, the committee can ensure that different funding sources and mechanisms work together towards common goals. Rationalizing the financial mechanism involves streamlining and optimizing the use of funds to maximize their impact. Mobilizing financial resources involves identifying and securing funding from various sources to support climate change initiatives.

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  • 7. 

    True or False Apart from established mechanisms funds can be provided to developing country parties through multilateral, bilateral and national channels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Funds can be provided to developing country parties through various channels such as multilateral, bilateral, and national channels, in addition to established mechanisms. These channels allow for financial support to be given to developing countries to aid in their development and progress. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    True or False Reviews of financial mechanism are periodic and generally conducted every 4 years?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. Reviews of financial mechanisms are conducted periodically, typically every 4 years. These reviews aim to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the financial mechanisms in place and make any necessary adjustments or improvements.

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  • 9. 

    Which document establishes the relationship between the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council?

    • A.

      UNFCCC

    • B.

      First review of financial mechanism

    • C.

      GEF charter

    • D.

      Memorandum of Understanding

    Correct Answer
    D. Memorandum of Understanding
    Explanation
    The Memorandum of Understanding establishes the relationship between the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. This document outlines the terms and conditions of cooperation and collaboration between the two entities, ensuring effective coordination and implementation of environmental initiatives. It serves as a formal agreement that outlines the roles, responsibilities, and objectives of both the COP and GEF Council in addressing global environmental challenges.

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  • 10. 

    Representatives of which groups of countries do not fall under the category of developing countries in relation to financial mechanism?

    • A.

      Least developed countries

    • B.

      Countries with economies in transition

    • C.

      New members of European Union

    • D.

      Small island states

    Correct Answer
    C. New members of European Union
    Explanation
    The representatives of new members of the European Union do not fall under the category of developing countries in relation to the financial mechanism because the European Union is a developed and economically strong region. The new members of the European Union have undergone a process of economic development and have met certain criteria to join the EU, indicating their level of development. Therefore, they are not considered developing countries in this context.

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