10 things to know about climate finance in 2015

Briefing papers
December 2015
Smita Nakhooda, Charlene Watson, Sam Barnard 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.

Climate finance spending has continued to rise in 2015.

The Green Climate Fund has approved its first projects, and governments, development banks and private investors have increased their commitments to provide climate finance over the coming years.

However, the national climate plans submitted by countries in advance of the United Nations climate summit illustrate the need for increased ambition. 

We must move trillions of dollars towards low-emission and climate-resilient development projects in order to keep global climate change to safe levels.

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Infographic: Climate finance commitments are increasing
Infographic: The funding for programmes implementing is also increasing
Infographic: Developing countries are emerging as market leaders in renewable energy
Infographic: Progress in reducing deforestation has been limited
Infographic: 40% of adaptation finance in 2015 supported infrastructure resilience
Infographic: Finance for small island states has increased
Infographic: Developing countries are investing more in climate action
Infographic: The Green Climate Fund is working faster than other funds
Infographic: Climate funds need to report their impact more transparently
Infographic: Implementing climate action requires rapid mobilisation of investment