This Brief looks at relevant principles and criteria applicable to the mobilisation, the administration and governance, and the disbursement and implementation of climate change funding. Taken together, they offer a guiding framework for climate finance.
This Brief investigates the evolution of climate finance, describing the main actors and initiatives that have been active to-date.
This Brief looks at the challenge for the international community to ensure adequate levels of funding for adaptation activities in vulnerable developing countries.
This Brief describes the funds that have been created by industrialized countries to finance emission reductions in developing countries and examines how these funds can work with private capital to secure the level of funding needed.
REDD-plus finance has received a lot of attention over recent years. This Brief describes the funding initiatives in support of this major international mitigation strategy and raises some ongoing challenges for the equitable delivery of climate finance.
This Brief describes international climate finance that is being channelled to countries in Latin America to fund national climate change actions. It looks at funding across the major themes of adaptation, mitigation and REDD-plus, as well as identifying the principal actors within the region.
Africa is the region that has contributed the least to global greenhouse gas emissions but is the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. This brief assesses the extent to which international climate finance is flowing to support African countries to increase their resilience and adopt low-emission development pathways.
Asia is home to a diverse assortment of countries, including some of the world’s most populous and vulnerable. It is the region that has received the most international climate funding, which so far has concentrated on supporting mitigation activities.
The Middle East and North Africa is a region that is both vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and shares some responsibility for such change, as measured in terms of per capita emissions. International public sources that fund climate change projects in the region are extremely scarce.
This note outlines some key principles and actions for making climate financing instruments more responsive to the needs of men and women as equal participants in decision-making and as beneficiaries of climate actions and supportive of gender equality more broadly.
This note describes the Green Climate Fund design process, and outlines key points of tension.
This brief explores climate financing for this especially vulnerable group of island nations.