Climate Policy & Finance

New on Climate Policy & Finance

Intro

We support a globally coordinated, just and equitable response to the challenge of catastrophic climate change, which affects the poorest countries and people the worst. Adequate, predictable, and additional climate finance and fresh thinking is needed for innovative ways to generate new funding for effective, efficient, and (gender-)equitable climate action, particularly for Southern countries. Our Climate Finance Program analyses  and monitors the emerging global finance architecture, especially public climate funds such as the new Green Climate Fund (GCF), and works to ensure gender-responsive climate financing.

Climate Finance Resources

Climate Funds Update

In collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute, the CFU provides you with key insights and information on climate funds.

Climate Finance Fundamentals

An introduction to climate finance, financial flows, the regions and countries funds reach, and the climate interventions funds target.

COP 23

In Bonn & Beyond, Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Is More Than Numbers

Commentary

What does a normative framing and a push for the gender-responsiveness of climate finance mean for the global climate finance architecture and the Green Climate Fund? A set of four new information briefs as part of an annual update of the Climate Finance Fundamentals (CFF) briefing series explores this relationship.

By Liane Schalatek

Promoting Rights-based Climate Finance for People and Planet

pdf

This draft report sets out the key human rights risks associated with climate finance, the human rights responsibilities of State and private actors in the mobilization and administration of funding and the governance of funds and the current international architecture for climate finance.

Signal effect for global climate finance

Analysis

The Green Climate Fund is important for implementing the Paris Agreement and for setting important standards for global climate finance. The financial viability of the fund, however, is by no means guaranteed. 

By Liane Schalatek

With or without the Paris Agreement –Trump won’t have the Last Word on US Climate Policy

With states, cities, and citizens willing to double down and move ahead with climate commitments, the global community can still count on many Americans’ willingness to act responsibly in support of global climate actions, even if their White House is not. Unfortunately, such activism will not make up for the failure of the Trump administration to make good on its international climate finance obligation.

By Liane Schalatek, Nora Löhle
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