This is a critical time in the evolution of both international and national responses to climate change, with much policy attention focused on defining the parameters of climate finance and its effective delivery.
As yet, both the international community and developing country governments do not have good ways of measuring public and private climate finance flows, or of promoting effective practice in the delivery of financial support for climate change-related actions. This project will address both of these constraints by working on two complementary outcome areas:
Outcome 1: More effective management and use of climate finance by developing countries
Essential to the delivery of climate finance is consideration of the developmental impact of this new type of finance. This project will work on national delivery within the East African region to help place national policy positions on climate and development finance on a sound empirical basis.
Country-level engagement has begun with the implementation of a set of country case studies in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia
Outcome 2: More effective transnational finance for climate action in developing countries
The project will also seek to understand and assess the effectiveness of the different approaches being taken by developed countries to deliver public climate finance flows. It will analyse bilateral contributions to international climate finance and examine the important efforts which countries are making under circumstances of fiscal austerity.
The project will identify and recommending good practice which strengthens reporting frameworks, highlight trends across countries, and foster more informed discussion and debate on how best to deliver scarce public climate finance resources.
Mapping current incentives and investment in Ghana’s agriculture sector: lessons for private climate finance
Scaling up international support for adaptation: productive safety nets and reimbursable debt service
What counts: tools to help define and understand progress towards the $100 billion climate finance commitment
Mapping current incentives and investment in Viet Nam’s transport sector: informing private climate finance
Climate finance for cities: how can climate funds best support low-carbon and climate resilient urban development?
An analysis of how multilateral climate funds have attempted to support urban mitigation and adaptation responses. It discusses the implications for ongoing attempts to encourage low-carbon and climate resilient urban development.
Mapping current incentives and investment in Viet Nam's water and sanitation sector: lessons for private climate finance
Mapping climate-relevant incentives and investment at country level: a diagnostic tool to mobilise private climate finance (April 2015 update)
ODI and WRI convened a two day workshop March 5th and 6th to reflect on upcoming opportunities in 2015 to mobilising climate finance and to secure a strong Paris Agreement. With such an important year and set of processes ahead, leading think tanks, research...
Climate finance: is it making a difference? A review of the effectiveness of multilateral climate funds
The role of multilateral climate funds in mobilising private investment: a detailed review of the CTF, GEF, SREP, PPCR and GEEREF
Mapping current incentives and investment in Uganda's energy sector: lessons for private climate finance
Mapping climate-relevant incentives and investment at country level: a diagnostic tool to mobilise private climate finance
Adaptation to climate change for the most vulnerable: lessons learnt from the Adaptation Fund and beyond
This one-day conference brought together a number of experts from governments, civil society, academia to discuss current challenges and approaches to address climate adaptation.
This is the first Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance. This conference will be focused on the theme of mobilising finance and investments for climate action now. Smita Nakhooda is contributing to a session on financing and investment drivers for...
This side event focused on climate finance needs, tools and institutions for delivery, and lessons learned on the effectiveness of existing funds. Smita Nakhooda from ODI shared insights from recent work on effectiveness.
This side event at June 2013 UNFCCC Inter-sessional Meetings in Bonn will feature presentations on monitoring the impact and effectiveness of climate finance.
Drawing on findings from an ODI Working Paper, this webinar explored how countries can deliver climate...
This meeting convened by ODI, E3G and the Grantham Institute brought together experts, civil society, private sector, and UK government representatives to reflect on the experience to date with international climate finance in the context of global efforts to...
Germany’s private climate finance support: mobilising private sector engagement in climate compatible development
This informal event at the 2012 climate change conference in Doha (UNFCCC) provided a forum to exchange views on improving transparency and effectiveness of climate finance.
This workshop aimed to build national understanding on climate change financing, recognising that climate change represents a new challenge for the Government of Tanzania. Developing a national response is needed urgently, and will require action by...
Coding and tracking adaptation finance: lessons and opportunities for monitoring finance across international and national scales
In response to countries demand on Climate Change Finance in-depth preparation and implementation, this workshop to explored how Climate Change Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIR) can be used to integrate climate change issues into expenditure...
The UK’s private climate finance support: mobilising private sector engagement in climate compatible development
The United States’ private climate finance support: mobilising private sector engagement in climate compatible development
Japan’s private climate finance support: mobilising private sector engagement in climate compatible development
In collaboration with World Resources Institute (WRI) and Publish What You Fund, this round table building will explore a number of new studies that have recently been completed. These include two reviews of the scope, objectives and reporting practices of the...
It is imperative to understand where and how developed countries are delivering on their climate finance pledges. This event will present key lessons from case studies of the UK and US fast-start finance contributions, as well as...
Hosted by the Government of Germany, this event will discuss perspectives from different actors regarding needs and experiences in adaptation and mitigation finance. Smita Nakhooda will be presenting.
Designing public sector interventions to mobilise private participation in low carbon development: 20 questions toolkit
There is growing consensus that strengthening the capacity of developing country institutions to program climate change finance, and spend it well, will be essential if these funds are to be used...
How can international climate finance strengthen the national response to climate change? What is needed? Based on both research and implementation experience, this meeting will explore the issues relating to how climate change finance is being integrated...