Climate Finance Fundamentals

Publication series

This series of short, introductory briefings are designed for readers new to the debate on global climate change financing.  In light of the fast pace of developments in climate finance, the briefs provide a better understanding of the quantity and quality of financial flows going to developing countries.

These briefs outline the principles of public climate finance; the emerging global climate finance architecture; and address the instruments, needs and actual funding amounts in the action areas of adaptation, mitigation and forest protection (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, REDD+).  Several look specifically at the climate funding situation for specific regions of the world.

Climate finance fundamentals 5: REDD+ finance

Briefing papers | November 2015 | Marigold Norman, Alice Caravani, Smita Nakhooda, Charlene Watson, Will McFarland and Liane Schalatek
This brief describes the funding initiatives in support of REDD+ and raises some ongoing challenges for the equitable delivery of climate finance.

Climate finance fundamentals 6: Latin America

Briefing papers | November 2015 | Nella Canales Trujillo, Smita Nakhooda, Alice Caravani and Liane Schalatek
This brief describes international climate finance that is being channelled to countries in Latin America to fund national climate change actions.