Climate Finance Fundamentals – Update 2015

Updated just before COP 21 in Paris (France), this series of 12 short introductory briefings, written in co-operation with the Overseas Development Institute, looks at various aspects of climate change financing. It is meant to give readers unfamiliar with the global discourse about funding for climate action a better understanding of financial flows, the regions and countries they reach, and the climate interventions they target and is presented (below) in English and French versions (Spanish versions forthcoming).

Separate briefs discuss the principles for a normative framework for climate finance, the evolving global climate finance architecture, gender aspects of climate financing, and provide updated information on the operationalization of the Green Climate Fund, including the latest resource mobilization update. Others focus on the thematic areas of funding for mitigation, adaptation and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and forest conservation) respectively. Lastly, several briefings look specifically at the scale and impact of climate finance flows on different regions in the developing world, including a new brief that addresses the particular climate change finance needs and challenges that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face.

Data used in the briefs draws on, the tracking project of ODI/hbs focusing on dedicated climate financing instruments from pledge to project.

The following 12 Climate Finance Fundamentals briefs are available in English (updated 11/25/15):

The following Climate Finance Fundamental briefs are available in French (updated 11/25/2015):

The following Climate Finance Fundamental briefs are available in Spanish (updated 12/01/2015):