Green triangular co-operation: An accelerator to sustainable development

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The report was written by Juan Casado-Asensio, Néstor Pelechà Aigües and Nadine PieferSöyler. The authors would like to thank Marisa Berbegal Ibáñez and Ann Zimmerman for statistical support, Rebecca McKimm for research support, as well as Jorge Moreira da Silva, Ana Fernandes, Stacey Bradbury, Sara Casadevall Bellés, Takayoshi Kato and Carolyn Neunuebel for reviewing the report and providing useful remarks.

The authors would also like to thank Bernd Hackmann and Ariesta Ningrum from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat for discussing earlier versions of the report, as well as the panellists of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP24) side-event on ‘Triangular co-operation to achieve ambitious climate action and sustainable development solutions’ that took place on 8 December 2018 at the Japan Pavilion in Katowice, Poland. The panellists were: Kentaro Yoshida, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Xiaohua Zhang, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), Ana Patricia Villalobos Arrieta, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Costa Rica, and Martin Křeček, Czech Development Agency. The discussions at the side-event helped shape the evidence and conclusions of the paper. Finally, sections of the report benefited from the review and contributions of Mohammed Alsayed, Ahmed Al Qabany and Riad Ragueb, Islamic Development Bank; Philipp Schoenecker, EUROCLIMA+; and Marco Ibarra and Enrique O’Farrill, Agencia Chilena de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AGCID).