10 things to know about climate finance in 2016

Briefing papers
November 2016
Smita Nakhooda, Charlene Watson and Liane Schalatek

These infographics break down the numbers on climate finance, analysing data from the world’s only comprehensive public climate finance commitment tracker: Climate Funds Update.

They highlight the predicted increase of climate finance - thought to grow by 60% by 2020 - and the diversification of the financial instruments used to distribute funds. In addition, they outline the severe decrease in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) finance and draw attention to the gap between the available finance and the costs of climate related disasters. 


Infographic: public climate finance is predicted to grow by 60% in 2020
Infographic: multilateral climate funds approved $1.7 billion in 2016
Infographic: climate funds are diversifying the financial instruments they use
Infographic: climate funds have supported Morocco to become a renewable energy leader
Infographic: the costs of climate related disasters far exceed the available finance
Infographic: REDD+ finance has plummeted
Infographic: the Green Climate Fund approves over $1 billion
Infographic: disbursement of climate finance continued to grow in 2016
Infographic: mainstream financial institutions are waking up to climate risk
Infographic: the future we want must maximise the finance we have