Fast Start Financing
"www.faststartfinance.org aims to provide transparency about the amount, direction and use of fast start climate finance, in turn building trust in its delivery and impact.
Development of the website was initiated by the government of the Netherlands, with support from the governments of Costa Rica, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, Norway, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.
The website was launched by Ms. Tineke Huizinga, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Netherlands, at the Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance, on 2 September 2010.
The site was developed in response to a global call - from developed and developing countries, non-governmental organizations and others - for publicly available, clear information on fast start climate finance flows.
At the date of launch the information of the website is incomplete. Countries are invited to provide as much information as possible before Cancun and to regularly update the information thereafter. The website provides a structure for the display of information, which countries can use. Countries are responsible for maintaining the information on their own country pages, including for the level of specificity of information.
Over time the website - and the way in which information is displayed - may evolve as we learn about disclosing information by both contributing and receiving countries.
The aim is to have an overview on fast start finance on the website in time for the next Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, from 29 November-10 December 2010 in Cancún, Mexico.