25-27 May 2015 – Countries in the Asia and Pacific region are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and are increasingly affected by extreme weather events. These counties are important players in international discussions about climate mitigation.
With climate change an imminent threat to development, and increasing funding available from national budgets, and international resources to address mitigating the impacts of climate change, principles of accountability, transparency, integrity, and the rule of law will need to be strengthened in response to climate change.
In this light, ADB, in collaboration with the German Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, and in partnership with the Government of the Philippines’ Office of the Ombudsman, is organizing a workshop on corruption and climate aid to discuss how corruption can be addressed most effectively. It will also include discussion of how anti-corruption efforts can be integrated into measures that achieve good governance in the fight against climate change, ensuring transparent, efficient, and accountable use of climate finances for effective projects and tangible results.
The workshop will be a high-level event and highly interactive, with specific cases drawn from the actual climate aid flows and specific corruption examples in climate aid in the Philippines. Work sessions and panel debates will be facilitated by two U4 expert trainers to come up with lessons, conclusions, and recommendations. The first half day will involve high level officials from ADB, the Government of Germany, as well as officials from anticorruption agencies in the Philippines and Bhutan. The training workshop will be facilitated by two trainers from the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre as well as ADB and GIZ staff. Conclusions and recommendations will be adopted at the end of the session.