Tag: UNFCCC

Rising public climate finance flows only tell part of the story

By Liane Schalatek Just in time for the international climate community coming together from December 3-14 for this year’s international climate summit, the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, two complementary sets of climate finance data and reports, one by the UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCF), the other by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development…

Climate Funds Update highlights: November 2016

The UNFCCC COP21 in Paris left high expectations for COP22 in Marrakesh to deliver a ‘concrete road map’ for mobilizing the $100 billion in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. The Climate Finance team at ODI has been analysing the latest trends in mobilising public international climate finance through the: Updates to the data…

Increasing transparency in climate finance: what role for the UNFCCC NAMA Registry?

This piece was written by Charlene Watson of the Overseas Development Institute. Since 2007, parties to the UNFCCC have been discussing the design of a registry of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). This Registry would match developing country actions with possible sources of international financial support. Such a matching function may be difficult to realise, as funders…

Climate finance tracking 2.0

CFU is glad to feature this guest commentary on climate finance transparency from our colleague Maya Forstater, Climate Finance Advisor to Publish What You Fund. They say if you like sausages you should never visit a sausage factory. But users of Climate Funds Update’s data tools may be interested to read about the process involved. The…

Long Term Climate Finance

Estimates of the costs of addressing climate change in developing countries vary substantially from $480 billion to $ 1.5 trillion per year. Understanding growing needs for finance to help developing countries address climate change was the first item on the agenda at the workshop on Long Term Finance  hosted by the UNFCCC secretariat this week. How much money do we need? There…

The Green Climate Fund: Ready, set, go?

Smita Nakhooda (ODI) and Liane Schalatek (HBF) Climate finance was a hot topic at the UNFCCC COP in Durban, South Africa last year, and the adoption of the governing instrument of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was a key outcome of the negotiations. This was a great relief: failure to reach agreement would have been read as…

The Fundamentals of Climate Finance

Smita Nakhooda introduces the updated Climate Finance Fundamentals publication series, released for the COP in Durban on Climate Funds Update. The series offers short, introductory briefings on various aspects of climate finance.    As parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change gather in Durban this week, the issue of how to mobilise and channel the finance…