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Promoting effective climate finance

This is a critical time in the evolution of both international and national responses to climate change, with much policy attention focused on defining the parameters of climate finance and its effective delivery.

As yet, both the international community and developing country governments do not have good ways of measuring public and private climate finance flows, or of promoting effective practice in the delivery of financial support for climate change-related actions. This project will address both of these constraints by working on two complementary outcome areas:

Outcome 1: More effective management and use of climate finance by developing countries

Essential to the delivery of climate finance is consideration of the developmental impact of this new type of finance. This project will work on national delivery within the East African region to help place national policy positions on climate and development finance on a sound empirical basis.

Country-level engagement has begun with the implementation of a set of country case studies in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia

Outcome 2: More effective transnational finance for climate action in developing countries

The project will also seek to understand and assess the effectiveness of the different approaches being taken by developed countries to deliver public climate finance flows. It will analyse bilateral contributions to international climate finance and examine the important efforts which countries are making under circumstances of fiscal austerity.

The project will identify and recommending good practice which strengthens reporting frameworks, highlight trends across countries, and foster more informed discussion and debate on how best to deliver scarce public climate finance resources.

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Staff

Tom Mitchell, Smita Nakhooda, Shelagh Whitley, Charlene Watson, Will McFarland, Nella Canales Trujillo

Supported by

  1. Mapping current incentives and investment in Ghana’s agriculture sector: lessons for private climate finance

    Working papers

  2. The AIIB and investment in action on climate change

    Working papers

  3. Financing climate technology transfer

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Financing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): enabling implementation

    Working papers

  5. Scaling up international support for adaptation: productive safety nets and reimbursable debt service

    Working papers

  6. What counts: tools to help define and understand progress towards the $100 billion climate finance commitment

    Working papers

  7. Does adaptation finance invest in disaster risk reduction?

    Working papers

  8. Climate change finance in Ghana

    Research reports

  9. Mapping current incentives and investment in Viet Nam’s transport sector: informing private climate finance

    Working papers

  10. Disbursements of international climate finance to Tanzania, 2010-2013

    Working papers

  11. Climate finance for cities: how can climate funds best support low-carbon and climate resilient urban development?

    Working papers

  12. Mapping current incentives and investment in Viet Nam's water and sanitation sector: lessons for private climate finance

    Research reports

  13. Mapping climate-relevant incentives and investment at country level: a diagnostic tool to mobilise private climate finance

    Working papers

  14. Mapping climate-relevant incentives and investment at country level: a diagnostic tool to mobilise private climate finance (April 2015 update)

    Working papers

  15. Understanding the effectiveness of international climate funds: synthesis note

    Working papers

  16. Climate finance: is it making a difference? A review of the effectiveness of multilateral climate funds

    Research reports

  17. The effectiveness of climate finance: a review of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

    Working papers

  18. Fair share: climate finance to vulnerable countries

    Briefing/policy papers