Climate finance

Leading the way in tracking international and domestic flows of climate finance and assessing their effectiveness to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.
A man cleans a solar panel in Niger. Photo: Adam Rogers/United Nations Capital Development Fund, 2002 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Access to finance and investment is essential for countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. International support for climate action plays a vital role in helping climate vulnerable countries make the transition to low emission, climate resilient development.

We conduct high quality applied research and provide practical advice to inform and influence policies, practices and public debate on climate finance. We are a trusted partner of governments, international organisations and research institutes, and promote the effective use of finance in meeting the challenge of climate change.

Our team also works to broaden the debate on global climate change financing through innovative products like our annual 10 things to know about climate finance and interdisciplinary research such as Six development finance proposals to expand climate investment.

Key aims

  • inform international climate finance policy processes
  • help shape the design and operation of climate funds
  • support effective utilisation and management of climate finance
  • evaluate options for shifting private investment away from business as usual towards low emission, climate resilient economies