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
REDD-plus finance

REDD-plus finance

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 5, November 2013
Alice Caravani, Smita Nakhooda, Charlene Watson, Will McFarland, Overseas Development Institute, and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
REDD-plus finance has received a lot of attention over the last 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.
Climate finance regional briefing: Middle East and North Africa

Climate finance regional briefing: Middle East and North Africa

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 9, November 2013
Smita Nakhooda, Alice Caravani, Sam Barnard, Overseas Development Institute and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
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.
Climate finance regional briefing: Latin America

Climate finance regional briefing: Latin America

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 6, November 2013
Nella Canales Trujillo, Smita Nakhooda and Alice Caravani, Overseas Development Institute, and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
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.
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.

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