The future of climate finance: a new approach is needed

31 May 2009
Jessica Brown

Despite the promises made, developing countries are being short-changed by the industrialised north for the costs of putting right the damage caused by climate change. Current climate change aid commitments fall far short of the estimated $100 billion needed each year, with actual disbursements even lower. This Opinion argues for a shift away from the traditional official development assistance (ODA) approach, outlining three possible funding approaches that would generate funding in a spirit of partnership.

Jessica Brown