Climate Finance Fundamentals

Overview

This series of short, introductory briefing on various aspects of climate finance are designed for readers new to the debate on global climate change financing.  In light of the fast pace of developments in climate finance, the briefs allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the quantity and quality of financial flows going to developing countries.

The briefs outline the principles of public climate finance; the emerging global climate finance architecture; and address the instruments, needs and actual funding amounts in the action areas of adaptation, mitigation and forest protection (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, REDD-plus).  Several look specifically at the climate funding situation for specific regions of the world.

This publication is an output of the following project: Climate Funds Update
Climate and Environment
Publications in this series
Gender and climate finance

Gender and climate finance

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 10, November 2013
Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, with Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute
This brief outlines some key principles and actions for making climate financing instruments more gender-responsive.
Adaptation finance

Adaptation finance

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 3, November 2013
Alice Caravani, Sam Barnard and Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böell Stiftung
This Brief looks at the challenge for the international community to ensure adequate levels of funding for adaptation activities in vulnerable developing countries.
Climate finance regional briefing: sub-Saharan Africa

Climate finance regional briefing: sub-Saharan Africa

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 7, November 2013
Smita Nakhooda, Sam Barnard, Alice Caravani, Overseas Development Institute and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böell Stiftung
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. It is estimated that the total cost of Africa’s adaptation to climate change will be between $10-30 billion a year by 2030.
The Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 11, November 2013
Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böell Stiftung and Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute
This note describes the Green Climate Fund design process to date, and outlines key points of tension.
Mitigation finance

Mitigation finance

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 4, November 2013
Aidy Halimanjaya, Smita Nakhooda, Sam Barnard, Alice Caravani, Overseas Development Institute and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
This Brief describes the funds that have been created by industrialised 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.

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