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The Global Climate Finance Architecture (2018)

Climate finance remains central to achieving low-carbon, climate resilient development. The global climate finance architecture is complex and always evolving. Funds flow through multilateral channels – both within ...

Climate Finance Thematic Briefing: Adaptation Finance (2018)

The costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries are substantial. Developed countries have committed to scale up support for adaptation in developing countries, particularly in LDCs and SIDS. They pro...

Climate Finance Thematic Briefing: Mitigation Finance (2018)

Progress in making ambitious emission reductions has been slow to-date. Climate finance can play a crucial role in assisting developing countries in making the transition to more environmentally sustainable systems of...

Climate Finance Thematic Briefing: REDD+ Finance (2018)

Since 2008, over USD 4 billion has been pledged to multilateral climate funds that support efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation plus conservation (REDD+). Despite strong interest in the poten...

Climate Finance Regional Briefing: Latin America (2018)

Latin America is a highly heterogeneous region, with differences in levels of economic development and social and indigenous history, both among and within countries. The impacts of climate change, in particular glaci...

Climate Finance Regional Briefing: Sub-Saharan Africa (2018)

Sub-Saharan Africa is the region least responsible for global climate change and most vulnerable to its impacts. A multitude of actors are involved in directing climate finance to the region, both to support low-carbo...

Climate Finance Regional Briefing: Asia (2018)

CFU data shows that for 18 countries in Asia a total of USD 4.5 billion for 453 projects and programmes have been approved by 18 multilateral climate funds and initiatives. The diversity of active funds in the region ...

Climate Finance Regional Briefing: Middle East and North Africa (2018)

Climate finance from the multilateral climate funds in the MENA region is largely concentrated in a small number of large projects in the form of loans or concessional loans, funded by the Clean Technology Fund (CTF)....

Climate Finance Briefing: Small Island Developing States (2018)

The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) together bear next to no responsibility for climate change, but their geographical, socioeconomic and climate profiles make them particularly vulnerable to its impacts. Spread...

The Green Climate Fund (2018)

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) became fully operational in 2015. While the GCF is an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the UNFCCC and under the Paris Agreement, it remains a legally independent institution ...

Gender and Climate Finance

This 2018 update of Climate Finance Fundamentals Brief #10 outlines some key principles and actions for making climate financing instruments more responsive to the needs of men and women as equal participants in decis...

The Green Climate Fund (2017)

While efforts to mitigate climate change are crucial, it is also essential to assist developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change already being experienced due to past and current GHG emissions. Fina...

The Global Climate Finance Architecture

Climate finance remains central to achieving low-carbon, climate resilient development. The global climate finance architecture is complex and always evolving. Funds flow through multilateral channels – both within ...

The Principles and Criteria of Public Climate Finance

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 g...