A transparency agreement for international climate finance – addressing the trust deficit

30 March 2010
Comment

As new climate change funding initiatives appear, principles to assess their worth have been proposed under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). However, there has been little emphasis on how these principles might fit together in a coherent framework by which compliance with the principles could be assessed. This Opinion proposes a transparency agreement for international climate finance that could rebuild the trust that was eroded at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December 2009.

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Senior Research Fellow
Neil's current research focuses on environmental policy and international funding mechanisms being [...]